I paint almost every day, with time set aside to do just that. I have to schedule my day off in advance, because otherwise they would all turn into days off. There’s always something else that needs to be done, as I’m sure you know. So even though now and then the day feels like one whereContinue reading “painting: Grizzly bears”
This was a great week for painting! Lots of subjects, lots of color! I took the photo for this polar bear painting abut 6 years ago in San Francisco. Sometimes I sit on photos for a long time because I have no idea how to address them and execute them well. And then one dayContinue reading “painting: a polar bear, horses, and lots of bunnies”
I usually point out errors in my Grammar Friday entries, but I’m pretty sure this “error” is intentional. I spotted this in our local Nickel ads this week in the “Pets” section: FOUND: Red & white chicken killer, taking up residents in my barn, on Sagebrush Road, our town; call 555-123-1234 Ha ha.
The perfect chocolate cake recipe,that is. My photo is humble, but trust me, I will never search for the perfect chocolate cake recipe again. I have found it. Dense, moist, and restaurant quality. Good restaurant quality. The recipe is from the Hershey’s company, and they give permission to reprint it, so here it is. DeepContinue reading “This is the one”
I don’t post enough of my paintings on my blog. I need to do more self-promotion, don’t I? So this week I thought I would show off two that I like. The background on these bunnies is a mix of sky blue and umber, and it turns into an oceany sort of aqua, doesn’t it?Continue reading “paintings: rabbits, and a horse”
Remember I wanted to make a matching purse for my 1920s sun hat but didn’t know what a matching purse should look like? I was looking through dress patterns on ebay, and noticed a lady in the 1950s holding a round purse like this. I thought it possible someone in the 1920s might have hadContinue reading “sewing: round purse”
I think I tried the limits of the lazy-daisy stitch on those red flowers. They are about 1/2 long on each loop. I’ll have to see whether it holds up in the laundry. Overall, I like the blue birds contrasting the red flowers. Even though they are about the same value, they still work becauseContinue reading “finished bluebird pillowcase”