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Monday, August 22, 2016

Through The View Finder...

...Can you pass by a ViewMaster, an old Stereoscope, ViewFinders without taking a peek inside? I can't!! I have to peek!  I especially love finding an antique photo viewer, I have to pick it up.  Moving pictures? Even better!!  Those machine that you pay a nickel to watch moving pictures...get me my change purse!
These little Zendoodles/Zentangles Girls are done in red ink & watercolor. I darken the edges to make them appear as though they are futuristic antiques as seen through a ViewFinder.  All are up for auction, just click on the above page link to place a bid.  I am working on a larger piece like the hollyhocks. I'm having fun with these! When I start I never know how they are going to turn out.

 "She Dreamed of Growing Cupcakes"
 "Sprouting Ideas"
"Hidden in the Bayou"
 
"Visions of the Perfect Tea Party"
"Hollyhocks in Okinawa"

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

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Monday, August 8, 2016

I Love Bread too Oprah! ...

... it's all about the bread, bout the bread, bout the bread!
A few of my recent creations...



 
Look at my JJ!
He loves my "Piggies"!
I saw them on Pinterest but made them my own- they taste like bbq! Sorry not sharing that recipe yet! ;)
Can you believe he is 8 already?!!  Happy Birthday JJ!
I made his crazy birthday cake but cake is another post!
 
Easy Bread Recipe
 In mixing bowl combine:
2 C flour
1 tbsp yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
approx. 1 C warm water
( adding more water if necessary to make thick batter)
Stir until well mixed. Cover with plastic and let rise for about 1/2 hour in
warm place.  My tip if it's winter I will put the bowl in a larger bowl of warm water to help  
rise the dough and keep it warm, replacing the water when it's cold.
Scrape dough down with a fork and put on floured board, divide in half.  
Flour gently and work into a shape or put into
greased pan or glass bowl to rise again and then bake.  
Bake at 350 for approx. 30 minutes.
This is a basic recipe - I have added herbs, cheese, lots & lots of garlic...more sugar...
For a softer sweeter dough use milk & add a few more tablespoons of sugar!
As you can see I've tried a few things I've seen on my beloved Pinterest.  I've
got a great Board called "Rollin' In Dough". 
Easy to make it in the morning and bake it for dinner!
Make it a great day!
 
 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What is happening?!...

...this year is already 1/2 over already! How did that happen?! I haven't forgotten about you... I have taken pictures of all the things I've been up to and will start posting them!

I haven't been painting much this year while trying to heal my painters/tennis elbow, carpal tunnel and other issues. My doctor has figured out what is wrong with me, so it's upward and onward from here after the next round of tests next week!! I am feeling better and it's uphill from here!  It has become really difficult for me to paint on canvas as I use an easel, then paint for hours on end with my arm up without notice because I'm totally in my right brain. So.... now I am trying to work with watercolors and paper. Its a huge challenge for me and I may give up and go back to acrylic on paper but for now I'm trying!  Watercolors are so different in that you paint light to dark and at times very frustrating. A piece can be ruined in an instant at the end when it's almost finished. I also normally paint on black often just adding color and where the black is there is no paint other than the initial black (or sometimes yellow).  Here is my current work-in-progress...

I hope I don't ruin it because I like her !
I will post the final picture soon...
Peace & Blessings

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