Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
WonTon Quiche Recipe From The Incredible Edible Egg
24 Wonton wrappers
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. finely chopped ham (1 oz.)
2 Tbsp. finely chopped green onion
2 Tbsp. finely chopped red bell pepper
1.HEAT oven to 350°F. COAT 24 mini muffin cups (1-3/4 x 3/4-inch) with cooking spray. Gently PRESS 1 wonton wrapper into each cup, allowing ends to extend above edges of cup.
2.BEAT eggs and flour in medium bowl until blended. ADD ham, green onion and bell pepper; mix. SPOON about 1/2 Tbsp. egg mixture into each wonton-lined muffin cup.
3.BAKE in center of 350°F oven until filling is set, 12 to 15 minutes.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I'd like to take this time to sincerely & gratefully thank all of my Followers, and those who stop by to visit. You all truly do make this my "Happy Place".
Ahhhhh my new Black & White blog. I hope you visit. I am having so much fun putting these collections together. I have already met some new super sweet people. Putting this blog together has been an eye opening experience. I will share the main thing I learned along the way while creating "Sometimes Things ARE Just Black & White" ...PICTURES PEOPLE PICTURES! Seriously. I have really been working on my picture taking skills, for posts on this blog, & have a lot to learn. I will admit that I have a log in my eye when I say this, however, from this point forward I will thrive to make my pictures as creative & beautiful as possible. Like Ophra's "No texting while driving campaign, I should start my own campaign, "No bad photos while selling". A FAB FOTO Zone! haha (The video up top doesn't count! I am not selling anything on that.) Reality hit me in the face, online selling requires a great photo. People deserve a great picture. They are buying something that they can't get up close to, touch, feel, see it with their own eyes, so excellent photos are so important. While searching items from fellow artisans I have come across things that I would love to post on the blog but can't/won't because the photo is so.. so.. so bad. I'm just keeping it real. For those of you that have purchased my smaller art pieces & prints you know that it comes packaged with a black & white polka dot bow. I had put a black & white polka dot background on this new blog. I chose it because of that, plus I happen to love polka dots (of any color). When I loaded it up it changed the mood of the blog, it took the serenity out of it, my first instinct was to remove it, but I didn't. The next day I had someone that had visited the blog send me an email saying they thought I should lose the polka dots! I did and it's back to the way I truly wanted it to be, serene and easy on the eyes showing off great items. I am grateful for her sharing her opinion and pushing me to do what I knew I should, it was as she said distracting. I wish I could be as bold. To email someone and tell them when their photos need fixing. Not to be critical but to help them out, possibly feature their item, but I just can't bring myself to do it. So if you are Seller of something that can't be scanned, like art, please heed my advise and take as much care with your photos/presentation as you do with creating your item. Here is a helpful photography video and there many more great photography videos on youtube. Cropping really does works wonders. There are lots of free online photo editing sites as well. I like to use this one at Photoshop. Click here.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
"Sometimes Things ARE just Black & White"
So I invite you to Follow me there too! If you have a Black & White item that you would like me to feature, please feel free to contact me! I'd love to see it. I will probably only be able to post once a week so I will be taking my time to really make each post creative, highlighting creative items & creative people. See you there!
The Blog Anniversary Party /drawing will be held on Tuesday May 25th. It's not too late to become a Follower for a chance to win an Original ACEO painting of your choice. I am going to be working on the festivities later. Party On!
Friday, May 21, 2010
The Sky's The Limit
ACEOs (Art Cards Editions & Originals) /ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) are great to use for trying new techniques on, to experiment on, or to see how a painting is going to look before putting it to a large canvas. I am hooked on painting these collectible cards. I prefer to paint on a small canvas rather than a large canvas. In this market that means I have to paint twice or three times as much to make as much money as a large canvas would bring. Truthfully when I first saw ACEOs/ATCs I didn't get it, but I have grown to love them. I joined a ACEO/ATC group on Facebook months ago but haven't participated in a traded yet, my bad, but I plan to. Some people keep them in journals, use them in scrapbooks, create handmade cards with them, collect them in ACEO/ATC books, but I think they are the cutest framed. I would like to do a grouping of them. Believe or not my walls have very little on them.
BIG Shout Outs & Thank You's go to AdeleBeeAnn, SmilingBlueDog, Claire's Clayware, HippopotameJewelry, Sweetybird09 for featuring my Art in their wonderful collections in Etsy Treasuries! They have some wonderful things in their shops. Just click on their names to check them out.
Next week, in honor of my 2nd blog anniversary, I'm having an Anniversary Party and you are invited! I will be giving away an Original ACEO, of your choice, as a thank you for all my Faithful Followers. So if you are not a Follower/Angel of mine yet you still have a chance to get in on the drawing!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
This weekend I made myself this huge gardening bag. I guess if I'm going to give gardening a whirl I'll be needing a bag to put stuff in. I recalled Martha making a bag with duct tape & staples, curious to see if it would really work, I got busy assembling. It's not finished. Ran out of duct tape. Duct tape is on the shopping list!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Make it a great day!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
...go away, leave me alone, I hate you! LOL If only I could take my eyeballs out and give them a good scratching! Oh I'm not really complaining, it's a small price to pay for all this loveliness! I'm gonna plant something! Hubby made square foot gardening boxes! They went in right in the front yard up against the house, the only place we have sun. You know my thumb is purple so say a little prayer for me! LOL I'm gonna go to the $ store & get some silverware to make some garden stakes. I am actually excited about planting & making those stakes. *those of you who really know me, just sit down, someone will get a paper bag, you're gonna be ok*
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I just entered a give-away at Gloria's Blog for a chance to win one of her pretty bangles. You might want to try and win one for yourself! Which reminds me I have to start planning something for all my wonderful Angels/Followers in honor of my 2nd anniversary. Hum....