This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Morro Bay breakwall nodp

Big waves this time of year!
Today's revisited painting is the collaboration, "Protect"

Monday, October 26, 2009

Clementine Candles nodp

Awhile back, a friend of mine sent me directions for making these candles from carefully skinned clementines. The wick is just a bit of the softer white lining in the skin right at the center. It took me awhile to make one that burned nicely, but it can be done! But, if you make one of these--don't leave the room! It will burn down through the skin to whatever it's sitting on!! Put it on something fire proof!!
Today's revisited painting is, "Self Portrait with Lisbeth's Snow Flake"
Do check out Lisbeth's snowflake mandalas being sold on my sister's Etsy shop, here!
Also Happy Birthday Lisbeth!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Seagulls in Flight III

Going after the same crumb.
Watercolor 7"x 7"
$120 matted / $160 matted & framed

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Sewing nodp

My granddaughter will be Mary Ingalls from 'Little House on the Prairie' for Halloween. I'm sewing--from a pattern and making some of it up--adding on cuffs and a rounded collar--her design--her choice of fabric. Sewing is much more expensive than it was back in my day, so I'm hoping to make this a dress she can wear to school--to play in--maybe everyday!
Today's revisited painting is, "Dead Moth"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baking nodp

It all started with one zip lock bag of Amish cinnamon bread starter that was brought into my house! After a few days of mushing the bag you add flour sugar and milk, mush a few more days, then add to it again---save a bit to put in FOUR zip lock bags to give away with the recipe. Then there were FOUR bags--that weren't being given away!--the day came to add---I added--then to bake---I baked, but didn't save the FOUR bags each, or that would have been SIXTEEN bags of starter!!!
Now I've got to tell you, I don't like this starter because it just has so much sugar and is made with white flour, but I've gone along with it out of curiosity---I've never used a sour dough starter before.
I put all the fermenting bags in the frig and have been trying to use a cup here a cup there and then freezing half of what I make. I'm down to one bag left in the frig and two new bags that I could give away, (why did I save the two new bags!--I ask myself), but I think I'll just use up the stuff and be done with it!! Everything is coming out good though! I only put a little in each recipe--then cut back on the sugar and use whole wheat flour. This morning I made brown bread ( steamed in a bread or pudding mold), My great grandmother's coffee cake, made with real coffee and ground raisins--(who ever grinds raisins?) She did! And whole wheat bread rising. I never do this much baking--makes me feel like a real grandmother!
Today's revisited painting is, "Cotton Candy or The Fireman"

Monday, October 12, 2009

Seagulls in Flight II

You are the wing beneath my wing---couldn't wesist!
Watercolor 7"x 7"
$120 matted / $160 matted & framed

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jade Festival in Big Sur CA nodp

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The ground after our dry season and right before the rains of winter--just amazing that any thing can grow from it--these vines must be very hardy!

This little guy was moving around so fast--and the jade was moving so slow--that stuff is heavy!

Big Sur beach


Today's revisited painting is, "Pumpkins"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Young Boy with His Dog

Commission time! A sweet hug for a big dog!
Watercolor, 7"x 7"

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hearst Castle Swimming!! nodp

Through my husband's job we were able to go swimming in the out door pool at Hearst Castle! We got there in the early evening and stayed for about two hours or less--the time went by so fast! We were the last ones on the last bus to go back down the hill. I must have taken pictures the whole time--I did swim! I may do some paintings from this time on the hill--Wow! what a place!
Today's revisited painting is, 'Grief Mask', grieving that I can't swim in that pool everyday!!