Paint and Petals

Check out my Paint and Petals bandana.

I am loving my new Paint and Petals bandana. I started buying Paint and Petals products about 2 months ago. I saw their products at Raley’s and I bought a plate, a little bowl, a purse, notebooks, and wrapping paper. Today Daylon, bought me a Paint and Petals bandana and I have decided that perhaps I would like to create floral paintings and then turn them into cool bag designs or even a cool bandana. I could also paint right onto a canvas bag and sell those kinds of products.

I really like painting and art and then turning things into digital art. It would really be cool to turn my art into objects that people could then buy. Art has always been my passion and the flowers here in Red Bluff and in my garden have inspired me lots lately. I have been taking so many cool photos because we have so many cool flowers.

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Color Idioms

Hello Costa Rica and Nicaragua class,

The lesson for today is color idioms. Here is a lesson I found on Instagram. I love idioms. What are idioms?

According to the dictionary, idioms are:
a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogssee the light ).
Idioms are expressions. They are often used by English speakers and are understood by most English speakers. It is different from its literal meaning. They are figurative expressions. Here are examples of color idioms.

Color Idioms

blue blood– from a Royal family

be green– to be immature

blue ribbon– of superior quality

be in the red– to be in debt

black market– somewhere where goods are sold illegally

the green light– permission

have the blues– be sad or depressed

see pink elephants– to see things that are not really there

red carpet treatment– to receive special, Royal treatment

grey area– something not clear; undefined

green belt– an area of fields and trees around the town

paint the town red– go out and celebrate

The Silent Letter P

Hello Costa Rica and Nicaragua class,

Lesson for today. In English, there are some words that have silent letters. One of them is the silent letter P. Here are examples of words that have the silent letter P.






a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

“he was overthrown in an army coup”

a notable or successful stroke or move.

“it was a major coup to get such a prestigious contract”




 a closet with shelves where dishes, utensils, or food is kept also a small closet



  1. lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs ( double pneumonia), one lung ( single pneumonia ), or only certain lobes ( lobar pneumonia ).



  1. not genuine; spurious or sham.

“we are talking about real journalists and not the pseudo kind”


2. a pretentious or insincere person.



  1. a medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.



  1. relating to or denoting faculties or phenomena that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws, especially involving telepathy or clairvoyance.

“psychic powers”

  1. relating to the soul or mind.

“he dulled his psychic pain with gin”


a person considered or claiming to have psychic powers; a medium.



  1. the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.
  2. the mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group.

plural noun: psychologies

“the psychology of Americans in the 1920s”

  • the mental and emotional factors governing a situation or activity.

“the psychology of interpersonal relationships”



  1. the treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.



  1. relating to, denoting, or suffering from a psychosis.

“a psychotic disturbance”


  1. a person suffering from a psychosis.



an edible soft fruit related to the blackberry, consisting of a cluster of reddish-pink drupelets.

the plant that yields the raspberry, forming tall, stiff, prickly stems (canes).

English Lesson: In or On

Hello Costa Rica and Nicaragua class,

How is everyone today? Our lesson for today is the usage of the prepositions on or in. You can use on or in to tell someone what kind of vehicle you are riding in.

I am on a bus.

I am on a plane.

I am on a train.

I am on a ship.

I am on a tram.

I am on a bike.


I am in a car.

I am in a taxi.

I am in a limo.

I am in a truck.

The rule for using in or on a vehicle is that if you can walk onto the vehicle and stand up inside the vehicle you say on. If you cannot, then you say in.

Here are some more example sentences using on or in.

You are on a bus.

You are on a plane.

You are on a train.

You are on a ship.

You are on a tram.

You are on a bike.


You are in a car.

You are in a taxi.

You are in a limo.

You are in a truck.


Tell me what kind of vehicle you have ridden in recently. Give me at least two sentences.

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