Friday, September 26, 2014

Blue Moon

Found this photo of the "Blue Moon" in August, 2014 that I took and thought I would share :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Recycled Needlework Hoops

My sister gave me several wooden needlework hoops and I decided to recreate the spheres shown in the Pottery Barn catalog. First, I used super glue to attach the hoops together, clamping the pieces with a spring hinged clothes pin. After the sphere dried, I spray painted each piece using Rust-O-Leum's hammered silver paint. Love the way they turned out even if they are different from the catalog photo. I am back to crafting!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sunflower Painting

I made this sunflower painting for my cousin that just got married and moved into a house with very few pieces of artwork. It's painted on plywood using watercolor and acrylic paints.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dear Lucky Agent Contest by GLA Blog

How often have you thought, "I could write a book." Writing it is one thing and selling it in this competitive world is quite another. In today's marketplace you need an literary agent just to get your manuscript read by a publishing house. You may go the self-publishing or e-book route. Understand that the burden of promotion is on you both financially and physically. That's a pretty big undertaking.

Check out GLA's contest here to win a literary agent. This contest focus is on young adult fiction writers. The contest is live through the end of the day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Good luck!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Grape Leaves

One of my favorite dishes is stuffed grape leaves. Here's a quick recipe.

1 cup brown rice

1/4 cup pistachio's-crushed

3/4 cup olive oil

2 cups chopped onions1 tea. salt

1 tea. allspice

1 tea. cinnamon

1/2 cup mint leaves

1/4 cup dill

juice of half a lemon

grape leaves

Cook the rice and add all the ingredients except grape leaves. Fill leaves with mixture and roll as you would for a stuffed cabbage or any stuffed food - leaving room on each side to fold the leaves. Refrigerate. Enjoy!