Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
God is Love
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I did buy new canvases today. Hopefully I will have them complete by Kwanzza. Prayerfully they will sell!!
I also purchased the lates Cloth Paper Scissors toady!!! I'm excited 1 because I finally found it in my neighborhood. 2 i found 2 projects that live up right with my current ideas!! I am so excited. My mom is laughing at me. Because when I got home I read it cover to cover. She was trying to ask how to cook a vegitarian friendly dish and I couldn't respond for being wrapped up in all of the articles. and instructions.
I have one project that I just may give a try in the next few weeks it was one of those naggin paint techniques that I just knew wasn't as hard at it appeared. However previous attempts we okay, but now, I hope this works better.
Well I'm off to the Whitfield Family Soul!!! Gathering. I'm supposed to have my goodies on display for my family to see and I just realized that I left all of my jewelry at my house. Oooohhh well all the more reason for them to visit my blog.
Peace to all!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
God is Love
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Unfourtunately I can't find any work by the instructor, but I found this gorgeous piece on Flickr! by Shoozels. She has a beautiful collection. As I was gong through her pics I was doing the Homer Simpson, " OOOOOGGGGGHHHHCCCCKKKkkk" and yes drooling!! So at the end of this 8 week pursuit I haope I am filled with the knowledge and inspiration to create pieces as beautiful as this.
I'm also signed up for a beginner paint class. Anybody can paint, yes, but there are some shadow and bleding things that I;m just not getting on my own. So I'll be kicking my new year off in high gear!!!
Off to my current pursuits. I have to finish a coffetable book I'm making for my mom. I have so new mixed media pieces I am creating for my Kwanzza shows. Also I have to have the GN baby book done for his 1sy B-day party on the 29th. This is such a busy and exciting time.
Hope your enjoying the holiday spirit!!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Getting back to me.........Sometimes this is so much harder than it sounds. So much harder to do for self after taking care of everyone else for so long. A lot has happened over the last month that has just taken so much of my attention and tiem away from me, my art, my needs. That I just feel drained. I've lost a friend, had to make drastic changes to my daily life, question those around me. And I want so bad to keep telling myself that this is all going to work out. But geesh!!!! I'm exhausted.
Now we are into the holiday season and I can't get motivated. I always make everything I gift, but this year, gift cards are really sounding good. Really good. Except for 2 people in particular. I can't give my child a gift card,she'd laugh at me, even at the age of 5. And AK.... I just don't know what to do with him. I wanted to make him something, but of course when I asked for somethingin particular, so did he.
So now to the lab. I'm working on a few ideas, it's just a matter of sitting down and getting to them. We are expecting family next week, and the house I must say is a mess. My creative juices have been more effective in the kitchen as of late. Veggie soups, stuffing, and teas. I leave you with the making of my soup, create it in your own way for you and your's. My GS calls it
Celery,White Onion, Green Onions, a few cloves of Garlic, 3 tbs of butter, about 16 ounces of water, Season to taste. I use Creole seasoning and Season All. Bring to a boil, simmer for just a little while, but don't let the water boil out.
Now to your base add a large can (20 to 25oz) of tomato sauce, a small can (16oz) of Tomatoes. I prefer Del Monte garlic, pepper, and onion tomatoes and 1 packages of veggie crumbles. Which ever brand you prefer.
I also add rice to the stew. Use your prefered method. I hate cooking rice and my GS cooks way too much. Maybe I should start making this with left over rice? There's a thought! Anyhow, I cook my rice in the microwave. I only cook a cup.
Now mix in the rice, season to taste if needed and enjoy!!!!