Sunday, October 30, 2011

well that looks...interesting

Not appetizing really. Its supposed to be "White Chocolate Fudge Bars".

I learned a few things this morning while doing my "monthly, bake something new challenge".

First of all, the timer on my oven is really not loud enough for me to hear when I am working on my computer in another room, while my dad is using power tools in the basement. It's a measly beep. And when you finally realize what that little beep noise is, there is no way of knowing how long the timer has been going off for. But, I still don't think they we're burned.

Second of all - if there is no cocoa or chocolate chips in the recipe, its probably not going to come out very chocolatey. Even if it looks chocolately in the picture.

Thirdly - Apparently I've inherited none of the baking skill from either of my grandmas.

But, I ate one. It didn't really taste like anything much. Definitely not the delicious treat I was hoping for.

I've been doing lots of creating this weekend, but mostly digital stuff, so it doesn't really feel like I've got anything accomplished until I can pick it up from the printers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pool doodles

One day last week I sat in the sun by the pool and played with watercolors and a sharpie.

Unfortunately, now I am back to the real world. And counting down the days until my next getaway. 28.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Palm Springs

> This is where I am spending my day. Enjoying the sunshine in Palm Springs.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

styrofoam happiness

I had a quick play this afternoon, with drawing out a design in a piece of craft foam. I inked it up, and created these little pieces of play. One on paper and one on fabric. The paper piece I added some acrylic paint in the white space and doodled it up. 
The fabric one...I don't know yet what direction it will go. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

every monday should be like this

What a wonderful way to spend a Monday. Inspired by the recent Alisa Burke class, Beneath the Surface, we had a day of fabric painting and play. We made a huge mess in my kitchen and had an awesome day. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

sketchy free motion

I had painted pieces of fabric that I'd been doodling on. I wanted to try out free motion quilting one of them instead, so finally I got done to it today. I haven't done very much free motion its pretty shaky. I don't know that I love it, but I'm happy I played with it. And happy that I turned it into a bag and happy I finished it today.

My bag is filled with grandma's brownies and we are impatiently waiting for a ride to my mom's for thanksgiving dinner.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

working on digi stuff

Today I am working on digital stuff, listening to Tim McGraw and trying to forget that there is a new parcel of art supplies on my kitchen table, until I get this digi stuff done.
And by kitchen table, of course, I mean air hockey table.
And this picture is horrible because I took it using my ipad, since my camera battery is dead.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

random tuesday

I haven't had much time to get my studio all messed up again since the housewarming, so nothing really crafty to share. The housewarming went over well, with perhaps a bit too much wine consumed.

On Saturday (my cleaning for housewarming day), I delayed my studio cleaning till last. This was the mess I faced.

I was already exhausted from cleaning, and barely made it though. It turned out okay in the end. And by okay, I mean, a lot of things got stuffed in random drawers, probably never to be seen again. But I'm okay with that, because everyone loved my studio.

And, I bought an ipad. I am loving discovering the digital world of doodle-ling and the digital sketching and drawing apps that they have. And my upcoming two day travel time to get to Africa now seems so much shorter.