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Thursday, September 18, 2014

No Words Just...



 
Jalapenos!
Dinosaur size peppers!
 
My "Secret" Recipe
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5 C boiling water
3 TBS salt
3 TBS sugar
5 TBS white vinegar
6 cloves of sliced garlic
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This brine covers approx. 20 jalapenos, unless they are Epic in size!
 
Create a Great Day!
Blessings

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Heartbroken...

...my heart has a great big hole in it.  I lost my little Reeda, my sweet baby girl on Saturday.  I was so lucky to have had her for almost 8 years. She loved me & rarely left my side. I loved her.  She was a handful at first because she was abused before coming to our home, had to fight for her food, and was just used to make puppies.  It's so quiet in the house without her because she demanded your attention.  My little angel dog Roadie is missing her. He knows what's going on.  He has been savoring his treats because he no longer has to gobble them down so she won't take them.  

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's the Future...

... this is just what I imagined flip flops would look like in the year 2014...
 

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Whale of a Time...

...Splash!  I painted these little whales on an old piece of wood.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/201773087/folk-art-whales-on-wood-original?ref=shop_home_active_1
which was inspired by the little clay whales I have been making. 



 
 
I just love them.  I know the more I make the better they will get. It's been a while since I played with clay. I made cold porcelain clay from this youtube video... CliCK Here to Watch. - (sorry the video will not embed)  I, however, used Elmer's Glue-All, mineral oil and a jar of cold cream from the Dollar Store... 
1 C Cornstarch
1 C White Glue
2 TBS of Mineral Oil or Baby Oil
2 TBS of white Vinegar
1 tsp tempura paint - optional - (I omitted)
Cold Cream for kneading
 
This cold porcelain clay air dries very hard but still needs a good top coat of clear acrylic.  I tried putting it in the dehydrator just for fun and that did speed up the process and didn't crack either, just an FYI if you are in a hurry.
I made this step by step video of how I make these whales.   I haven't fully decided what I am going to do with these yet...maybe on a bottle I have previously covered in clay?... possibilities.. Frig magnets, hair barrettes, pendants, ornaments, gift tags, ... 
 

 
I hope you try making this fun clay and the little whales! I'd love to see them!
Blessings

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Roots...

Finished!
A little update on work in progress. Yes this is the same painting that is in the last post.  You can see how it's morphed.  This is a colorful piece! I'm almost finished with it but still have a bit to do before I call Him completed.

I painted today.  My Mom encouraged me to paint. When she asked why I am letting the enemy stop me from painting, I understood what was happening.  Although it was she who bought me unspun wool and got me sidetracked teaching myself to spin yarn (another post),  paint is what I did today! I must admit it felt good. I have lots of paintings in my head, however, these are random, nothing drawn out first.   My Mom and I talk nearly everyday.  I know God loves me because he gave me her as a mother.  She is really my best friend and she is kooky.  She is my root and she keeps me grounded.  Thinking about that I decided to paint on wood today. It's been a few years. I went back to my roots.  Old wood is still my favorite & most humble canvas. I need more wood!





 Right side of her face is Sweet & Compassionate~ the Left side is Strong & Hopeful.  I am not finished with her either.

ACEO size piece of wood

I also did a Whale painting but that's my next post!
Create a great day! 

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