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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer of the Cupcakes

4th of July cupcake

We've been watching DC Cupcakes and Cupcake Wars--my granddaughter has been trying out frosting nozzles--baking minis and regular size cupcakes--cooking from scratch--some exploded in the oven--our attempt to melt a chocolate bar in the microwave went up in impressive billows of smoke, but these chocolate cupcakes came out delicious!

The frosting was a little too runny and these look sort of like they're topped with fried eggs, but don't be fooled these were very good!

Here is my granddaughter's favorite frosted mini.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

On the Beach at Morro Rock

I did play with the colors a bit...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

More Pots

I'm making those little eucalyptus pots again---I'm heating up the mixture of tree sap, charcoal and beeswax to seal the ends of the toothpicks on the outside and inside.

Lids and strings and beads attached.

These are small--can only carry very small things, like seeds, tiny shells and such.

Why do I make these?  I don't know--There is something very satisfying to me, to finish a little handful of pots.  My older pots are holding mostly flower seeds and beads--I lose track of what's inside and have to open them all up before I find what I'm looking for--kind of a drawback, but a fun one--I don't want to write any labels on them.

Book Mark

helps..........pass the time on a summer day.