Sunday, October 14, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
1/2 cup feta, cut into 1/2" cubes
1/2 cup Kalamata olives
2 tbsp salted pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 tsp fresh mint, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp orange juice
Combine the vinegar and orange juice. Sprinkle evenly over the salad and serve.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
I have been working on mermaids for The Empress shop and I am opening up my own Mermaid shop on Etsy. I have a few things in there now but I'm not at the Grand Opening stage yet. I have been working on an Indian Maiden Mermaid or Mountain Mermaid. I have a ways to go on her. Again I didn't take pictures that I wish I had. Speaking of copying and mermaids. I also noticed a few Angel Mermaids on Ebay. I was surprised because I didn't know there were Angel Mermaids until I painted them, but at least the artists did their own thing with them. I'll show you some of the fun Mermaid stuff in upcoming posts. Here is my newest Mermaid Painting...
Create a beautiful day!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
...Tomorrow Hubby is taking me to a fabric warehouse in Reno, NV that is over 10,000 sq ft.! I'm so excited. I'm packing my walking shoes!! After he drags me out of there, perhaps peeling my fingers off the door handle, we are off for 2 days for Lake Tahoe and a great big tub. I'll probably be daydreaming about the fabric store and pinning for my sewing machine the whole time! hahaha
Saturday, May 12, 2012
...I found this really sweet card at The Graphics Fairy's craft blog. Karen has some beautiful free Victorian & French clip art. Her blog is so awesome! Thanks so much Karen! I would definitely glitter this up just like Karen did.
Click HERE for the printable PDF file.
Happy Mother's Day!
Monday, April 30, 2012
...a few months ago, before things went sideways around here, I became fasinated with crewel work. Years ago I spent many hours after work doing hand embroidery & I'd love to do some now, but I just tried my hand at free motion machine embroidery and now I'm hooked! I have to start my Christmas list. I started this painting in January and hope to get it finished this week.
Here are all my Crewel Cravings:
Friday, April 20, 2012
...I know and you know I don't have a green thumb BUT it is gonna get greener this year! (eternally optimistic)
I am spring cleaning, planting and re-potting. Need to run go get smelling salts? I decided to put faces on all my plants, I do love faces. I actually want to go buy more plants so I get get more pots to paint! Maybe I will water them, become more attached... or maybe I will just feel more guilt if I don't? LOL
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Click HERE for the Recipe and Tutorial to make this easy elegant cake. Share with all your friends. Pineapple cake is my favorite, what's yours?
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
6 large cloves of Garlic
Monday, February 27, 2012
My first & perhaps last, Frida Kahlo painting. So many artist paint her & finally I could no longer resist the temptation. I recently watched Selma Hayek's "Frida" for the 2nd time and it's just stayed with me. The movie & the artist compel me to look at things in a different light, it demands that I examine my feelings and what I put on canvas. Frida's story teaches me to paint like no one's looking, what's in my heart. She was in my heart the other night. I regret not going to her exhibit when it was in San Francisco. Next time I won't miss it.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
What? It's almost the end of the month. I have been so busy! It's good to be busy but I have been feeling a little overwhelmed the last few weeks. I am listing some paintings on Ebay with low starting bids. I just listed this mermaid with a starting bid of just $20! Click on the picture to make your bid. I am cleaning out my studio so I will be listing a few more.
Monday, January 23, 2012
...Happy New Year a few weeks late. This year is going faster than last year already! I made a resolution to love you more and spend more time with you this year. Starting tomorrow. :)
And more time with you too my Angels! I have lots of new projects to share. Painting & free motion sewing. This year I am going to be working on some tutorial/videos both free & for sale and I will be giving classes at the Spoiled Rotten Gallery in town very soon.