Tuesday, June 23, 2020

It finally got warm?

I have discovered some people who paint furniture and  the color is the layers it’s the flower One person that I love the most is Debbie Beard She uses and sells this paint called DIY paint - a natural clay paint. The best thing is it’s incredibly bright beautiful colors each one I adore AND you don’t have to prime or prepare any surface just paint it right on. Any surface- wood metal and much more. Love that painful step of sanding out of the way.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


How you start feeling stuck at home with each other day after day after day after day after...................

Friday, March 27, 2020

Broccoli Soup

Making Vegetable Broth used for Broccoli Cheese Soup

Sauteed onion, carrot, celery,garlic in butter and olive oil.
Added parsley salt and pepper.

Simmered broccoli till soft.
Made a small amount of roux in a separate pan to thicken the milk. Added cheddar and Parmesan cheeses 
Well ah done!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Unicorn Jewelry Box Project

I was looking at unicorn jewelry boxes as a Christmas present for Zora. They were all basically the same and plastic. So I remembered that I had gotten an older jewelry box on one of my Vintage Lindy Lou shopping trips that I was at some point going to upcycle. It is wood with a paper covering glued on.also a couple weird snaps that at one time attached something. After finally prying those off I gave it about 3 coats of gesso. I sponged different colors on for a background. I drew out designs on paper, then traced them onto the box.I added glitter, gold paint and jewels at the end. I painted Zora's name and them covered with glitter and Mod Podge. It was fun to make with all the glitter and shiny stuff!

Inside the jewelry box

All ready to go!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Starting a new painting

Starting a new painting

Building a frame for
a painting

Painting papers to glue on the background of the painting for textures

Background finished now ready to start painting (finally!)

Sunday, August 18, 2019

what the eff?

A tasty summer treat for these hot summer days for the doggie girls!
These are the picture steps:

Waiting...waiting...waiting..OK where are they already?


Sunday, May 12, 2019

May-Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Me and my mother, Pauline on a lunch cruise on Keuka Lake -the Keuka Maid, Hammondsport, NY

My mother, me, Grandmother Thelma and my great grandmother Hattie King

Daisy the husky pup

Painting of my mother Pauline and her horse Queenie-not finished yet.

Miss Olivia wondering what I am doing.

Daisy loves to pose for photographs!

Miss Olivia and Daisy on a walk along the canal.

Mixed media painting of Daisy.

Women in my family, mixed media

Friday, April 26, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

March 24-28

Scenes of the week

Queen Catherine Falls in Montour Falls, NY

There actually wasn't any mud where the dogs were running. Or I should say that I didn't see any. Somehow Daisy found a little wet spot in this weird red dirt and just dug herself a hole so that she could get herself wedged down in there real good.She was so covered in every spot of her

 Moroccan Casserole with Green Olives

Tons of spices and lemon

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