So my attention was drawn to this cool little tutorial by Jane LaFazio (here) and I decided to play along. I looked at the tute, walked away from the computer, then went and created my own. After finishing mine, I went back and looked at hers again and I see that she had much more intense color -- something for me to work on.
My DD gave me this plant for Mother's day and was mightily disappointed that it didn't grow fruit right away (it was only 11 inches tall) -- but as soon as I brought it in for the winter, it bloomed and now it has these little tiny limes!
And I've been playing around with my photos of the sandhill cranes that hung around our little park this fall. I drew it in the sketchbook with pencil and had fun painting it with watercolors.