Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On My Drawing Table

This time of year is somewhat a quiet time and I get to spend a lot of time at my drawing table. Working on new series for the coming year and just messing around with new techniques. 

Blue Moon is my latest series, each full moon of the year has a name given to it mostly by Indian Tribes who lived their lives closer to the demands of the seasons then we do now. 
The challenge I am giving myself is to work solely monochromatic in blue watercolors.

 January's full moon is known as the Wolf Moon.

 February's full moon is the Snow Moon.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Vegan Banana Bread

Oh yes it is!

Isn't this lovely? I tried a new recipe this cold sleety, snowy, rainy, miserable morning.
 I came across this one in a search and I love it!

I added chopped organic walnuts instead of sunflower seeds and I used 
Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour.
This recipe called for four bananas instead of three and didn't use vinegar
 and almond milk, which is why I chose this one.
All of the ingredients are staples that are in most every kitchen.

It sliced beautifully while still warm and is very moist.
A perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea.

In my journey to eat only plants, this recipe is a keeper! 
Oh and DH loves it too, he's had three slices already. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy New Year!

It was a super busy end of 2016 for me thankfully!
I had shows and stores and orders coming in to make 2016
my best year so far! It was lovely meeting so many 
wonderful people both in person at shows and on-line.

This week I have started sprucing up my Etsy Shop and getting new ideas
organized. Show schedules need to be decided and new art begun.

February is quickly approaching and I have spruced up my photos for 
a few Valentine's Day themed items.

We still have this little one spending two days a week with us and we
love every single second of it!

My first show of 2017 will be at Dutch's Spirits in Pine Plains, NY
It's a huge barn built on top of a prohibition moonshine bunker
that was operated by Dutch Schultz. Lots of very interesting
history here and on February 11th there will be a pop-up show
featuring the Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers and a few Hudson
Valley food producers.
If you are anywhere near, stop by and say hello.

Monday, July 18, 2016

On my Drawing Table - New Series

I started to work on a series of farm animals and did the sheep but then I
 got distracted and never got back to them.
The sheep were a big hit at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck this
year and a few people asked for goat art.
Here are the first two in a series of four:

 "Billy Loves Daisies"
Needs a bit of finishing up...

"My name is Rose but I Prefer Clover"
I am getting too silly with the titles for these paintings....
but it's fun!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th of July to all!

Land of the Free!
Home of the Brave!

I hope that you all get to celebrate on this special long weekend with loved ones and friends.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Oval Floral Pendant

New Oval Pendant Series, this is the first listing.
It looks so vintage and is a beautiful statement piece.

Monday, May 16, 2016

On My Drawing Table

The Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck NY will be in a few short weeks. Last
year had a conflict of interest for me and I couldn't do it but I'm busy getting 
new art ready for this year.

I will have new designs in my prints in different sizes.

New series and sizes for my wearable art pendants.
I will keep you updated as we get closer and I get more photos done.
Fingers crossed for beautiful weather!