Today’s sketch

As we inch towards Mer-May and dreams of summer, my mind turns to one of my favorite subjects-Mermaids. If you live anywhere near Berlin, Md, and have not been to the mermaid museum, you really must go! We are planning a trip there in the spring. Today’s sketch Today, I started with a plain, uncoatedContinue reading “Today’s sketch”

Mermaid Gazing Out to Sea and other things

Today, I finished up my gouache flower painting by adding a blue background. I am really so happy with the results and plan to give this to a friend, as a gift. I had a bit of blue paint left over, so I added some sandy-colors and painted a cradled wood panel in a lovelyContinue reading “Mermaid Gazing Out to Sea and other things”

Windy Weather or A Chilly Spring

This painting started out as one thing and ended up as something completely different! Originally, I was envisioning the background of birds with a very colorful young woman. Not the usual skin tones, but lots of yellows, pinks, and lavenders. The birds are decoupaged on, and once the painting was finished, I had thought thatContinue reading “Windy Weather or A Chilly Spring”

Cozy Mystery by Rhys Bowen

I just finished reading Peril in Paris by Rhys Bowen of the Her Royal Spyness Series, and it was such a good book! My mother discovered Rhys Bowen and the Her Royal Spyness Series a few years ago and since then, we have been reading this series and we always anxiously await the next addition!Continue reading “Cozy Mystery by Rhys Bowen”

Honey Bunch: Her First Summer on an Island, Copyright 1929, Red Cloth Cover, Vintage Book Altered Art Journal

This week’s Honey Bunch Altered Art Journal can be found in my Etsy shop at this link:

Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper

From my youngest memories I was constantly coloring, painting or sewing. Luckily, my parents and grandparents encouraged me in this. One of my favorite Christmas gifts from my grandparents was a Disney drawing desk that had clear plastic overlays that taught you how to draw Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto! ByContinue reading “Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper”

Road Trip! and the best Cucumber Sandwich Recipe!

Over the weekend, I made a road trip from Maryland to Tennessee to see my bestfriend for a few days. I’m not a “naturally” independent person, so it’s important for me to set off on my own occasionally. My husband understands this and always supports my little excursions! My goal was to stop as littleContinue reading “Road Trip! and the best Cucumber Sandwich Recipe!”

A Simple, Nutritious, Tasty (& Super Fast to Make) Soup Recipe Inspired watching Chef! with Lenny Henry

When it comes to comfort food, there’s nothing I love more than soup! My love affair with soup started years ago while watching Chef! on Maryland Public Television with Lenny Henry, Roger Griffiths, Claire Skinner and the beautiful Caroline Lee-Johnson. Not to be confused with present day reality or cooking instruction shows, Chef! is anContinue reading “A Simple, Nutritious, Tasty (& Super Fast to Make) Soup Recipe Inspired watching Chef! with Lenny Henry”

In Search of the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Hard boiled eggs are one of those things that really need to be cooked just right. Under cooked, they are runny and gooey, over cooked they are chalky with a green tinge to them. Growing up, I was taught to boil the eggs for 7 minutes. As a child, I loved hard boiled eggs cookedContinue reading “In Search of the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg”

An Exciting Potato Day!

Today, I decided it was time to harvest our first ever potatoes! Really, we wanted to let the potato plants grow for a while longer but while I was rearranging all the plants to try to get them into the fall sunshine, I noticed some damage to the potato plants. The damage was pretty badContinue reading “An Exciting Potato Day!”

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