Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

Day # 4 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Making this was really kinda gross, and they don’t really look the best either. And if I am being completely truthful they don’t taste magnificent. They’re good, don’t get me wrong, but definitely not worth the work. If you want

Day # 4 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Making this was really kinda gross, and they don’t really look the best either. And if I am being completely truthful they don’t taste magnificent. They’re good, don’t get me wrong, but definitely not worth the work. If you want

Scarves and Mom(s)

My Mom and two of her friends (not sure if they are moms) wearing my scarves. Mom wanted a purple one for another friend so I painted that today. Picture below. She says she likes these mosaic scarves because they

Scarves and Mom(s)

My Mom and two of her friends (not sure if they are moms) wearing my scarves. Mom wanted a purple one for another friend so I painted that today. Picture below. She says she likes these mosaic scarves because they

Two for today. Digging through my beads. I like how Swarovski crystals make simple designs look classy.

Two for today. Digging through my beads. I like how Swarovski crystals make simple designs look classy.

Yes, Charlie, those are styrofoam cups.

Charlie and I went looking for tacky Ravens decorations and Baltimore did not disappoint. We are a creative and expressive city. Do we use styrofoam cups because it’s a cheap way of saying what we are aching to say or

Yes, Charlie, those are styrofoam cups.

Charlie and I went looking for tacky Ravens decorations and Baltimore did not disappoint. We are a creative and expressive city. Do we use styrofoam cups because it’s a cheap way of saying what we are aching to say or

Day 5 – watercolor sketch of bone china

I sketched an English bone china set given to me by a friend. I love this red pattern: Homeland. The vignettes remind me of toile designs.

Day 5 – watercolor sketch of bone china

I sketched an English bone china set given to me by a friend. I love this red pattern: Homeland. The vignettes remind me of toile designs.

TAD 4: Honey & apple marshmallows

Today’s TAD was a bit of an experiment, an adaptation of smitten kitchen’s marshmallow recipe. I substituted half of the sugar for honey, and the water for apple juice. It seemed to taste pretty good, but I’m always nervous about

TAD 4: Honey & apple marshmallows

Today’s TAD was a bit of an experiment, an adaptation of smitten kitchen’s marshmallow recipe. I substituted half of the sugar for honey, and the water for apple juice. It seemed to taste pretty good, but I’m always nervous about

Day Four: Oreo & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

                  I have absolutely no idea how these little calorie monsters taste, but I couldn’t resist making them. All the recipes I found used boxed cake mix which isn’t really the idea

Day Four: Oreo & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

                  I have absolutely no idea how these little calorie monsters taste, but I couldn’t resist making them. All the recipes I found used boxed cake mix which isn’t really the idea

Thing Four

Today’s thing happens to be a small box made from polymer clay. I enjoyed making this and may still do some additional finish work to turn it into a small handbag just the right size for a little cash and

Thing Four

Today’s thing happens to be a small box made from polymer clay. I enjoyed making this and may still do some additional finish work to turn it into a small handbag just the right size for a little cash and

Today’s Instructions

Wrap that thing around the other thing. Document. Report back. Part II: Tell someone, perhaps a stranger, what you did (what you wrapped, why). Document. Report back. For part the first:

Today’s Instructions

Wrap that thing around the other thing. Document. Report back. Part II: Tell someone, perhaps a stranger, what you did (what you wrapped, why). Document. Report back. For part the first:

Cut Flowers

Today I have had my (nearly) two year old granddaughter to stay so it has been a bit challenging to find the opportunity to get any ‘thing’ done. While she was distracted watching Mickey Mouse I had a go at

Cut Flowers

Today I have had my (nearly) two year old granddaughter to stay so it has been a bit challenging to find the opportunity to get any ‘thing’ done. While she was distracted watching Mickey Mouse I had a go at

Blocked

A little bit “cba” today. Gelli plate showed a vid on making printing blocks using foam so I knocked a couple together before the start of TAD. Used them today. Here are a couple of prints. The last one was

Blocked

A little bit “cba” today. Gelli plate showed a vid on making printing blocks using foam so I knocked a couple together before the start of TAD. Used them today. Here are a couple of prints. The last one was

With a Nod To the Piano Man

Brenda and Eddie were still going steady since the summer of ’75… …and Brenda had had enough of waiting. She put on her serious shoes and by the end of the evening, progress (in the form of a ring on

With a Nod To the Piano Man

Brenda and Eddie were still going steady since the summer of ’75… …and Brenda had had enough of waiting. She put on her serious shoes and by the end of the evening, progress (in the form of a ring on

day 4 ~ office sculpture

Still a work in progress… A desk sculpture using Starbucks coffee stirrers. Highlighted by the sunshine streaming in today!

day 4 ~ office sculpture

Still a work in progress… A desk sculpture using Starbucks coffee stirrers. Highlighted by the sunshine streaming in today!

Day 4

So for day 4 I went full out Geek!  Debs and Errol are a geek based band in Toronto, Canada (they also have other projects they do.. especially Errol XD).  They are awesome and if you don’t know them you

Day 4

So for day 4 I went full out Geek!  Debs and Errol are a geek based band in Toronto, Canada (they also have other projects they do.. especially Errol XD).  They are awesome and if you don’t know them you

Dag 4 : Aambeeld

And a drawing of my little anvil. Not very succesful, the first layout drawing looked like something by Escher.

Dag 4 : Aambeeld

And a drawing of my little anvil. Not very succesful, the first layout drawing looked like something by Escher.

Big jug

On Mondays I teach ceramics at a community college. One of my independent study students wants to make large jug forms, so this was a demo — thrown in sections, on the wheel. Pots aren’t made in a day so

Big jug

On Mondays I teach ceramics at a community college. One of my independent study students wants to make large jug forms, so this was a demo — thrown in sections, on the wheel. Pots aren’t made in a day so

Day #3 knitting a scarf

well, it’s actually and old WIP project. it has a feather & fan motif, a classic simple,easy-to-remeber pattern with beautiful result (IMO). oh, by the way it’s actually a good trick and diversion i usually did when i started to

Day #3 knitting a scarf

well, it’s actually and old WIP project. it has a feather & fan motif, a classic simple,easy-to-remeber pattern with beautiful result (IMO). oh, by the way it’s actually a good trick and diversion i usually did when i started to

Day 4: Spring trinkets

Spring trinkets are part of a very lovely Romanian custom – one offers a trinket as a gift to a friend on the 1st of March. It symbolizes the coming of spring, friendship and joy and the red and white twine must

Day 4: Spring trinkets

Spring trinkets are part of a very lovely Romanian custom – one offers a trinket as a gift to a friend on the 1st of March. It symbolizes the coming of spring, friendship and joy and the red and white twine must

hokeypokey 4/28

for today’s Thing-A-Day I finished the brioche in a loaf.  It might be a little ugly, but it is sweet, butter, eggy bread goodness and I am very happy.  It made breakfast yummier.

hokeypokey 4/28

for today’s Thing-A-Day I finished the brioche in a loaf.  It might be a little ugly, but it is sweet, butter, eggy bread goodness and I am very happy.  It made breakfast yummier.

Day 4 – Sari silk necklace and pearls

I braided some of my multi-tone red Sari silk yarn into a 16″ necklace last week. Last night, I strung various sized pearls into the braid. I attached  an easy close, Sterling silver hook clasp. I love the sheen of

Day 4 – Sari silk necklace and pearls

I braided some of my multi-tone red Sari silk yarn into a 16″ necklace last week. Last night, I strung various sized pearls into the braid. I attached  an easy close, Sterling silver hook clasp. I love the sheen of

A Month Of Ukulele Covers

For my 2013 Thing A Day challenge I’m going to try to record a cover song on my ukulele each day. I can’t promise I’ll manage the full month but I’ve managed three so that’s a start! You can listen

A Month Of Ukulele Covers

For my 2013 Thing A Day challenge I’m going to try to record a cover song on my ukulele each day. I can’t promise I’ll manage the full month but I’ve managed three so that’s a start! You can listen

Day 4

I wanted a moving gif to use as a signature so I made this using GIMP.  I realise now that it’s probably a bit large to use but it’s still a thing that I made today.

Day 4

I wanted a moving gif to use as a signature so I made this using GIMP.  I realise now that it’s probably a bit large to use but it’s still a thing that I made today.

Day 4: Raisin Whole Wheat Bread

  This is made from a bread starter that I have kept going for about 10 years. The starter has brown rice, apple, carrot,and yamaimo potato in it. The bread contains no fat, no egg and no milk. I once

Day 4: Raisin Whole Wheat Bread

  This is made from a bread starter that I have kept going for about 10 years. The starter has brown rice, apple, carrot,and yamaimo potato in it. The bread contains no fat, no egg and no milk. I once

3: Doodles

1. Got some sunshine in La Fayette – hadn’t been there before. 2. … with my date (see you next week!) 3. then, spent the late afternoon watching movies while i doodled on this

3: Doodles

1. Got some sunshine in La Fayette – hadn’t been there before. 2. … with my date (see you next week!) 3. then, spent the late afternoon watching movies while i doodled on this

Word 04

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Word 04

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Day 4 … Doodling

So relaxing … doodling away …

Day 4 … Doodling

So relaxing … doodling away …

Day 3: More random feather flowers

This evening I played with some more feathers and glue and hard drive servo bits. They fit nicely on a spoke (aka chopstick) and I’m still trying to sort out what to do with them.  I think I will let

Day 3: More random feather flowers

This evening I played with some more feathers and glue and hard drive servo bits. They fit nicely on a spoke (aka chopstick) and I’m still trying to sort out what to do with them.  I think I will let

Day Three…

I also made ikat petal canes.  And when I make petal canes, I have to make polymer rings:

Day Three…

I also made ikat petal canes.  And when I make petal canes, I have to make polymer rings:

Today’s Question(s)

What’s glowing in the basement? -A frog, on top of the world.

Today’s Question(s)

What’s glowing in the basement? -A frog, on top of the world.

Superbowl scarf painted during game

I painted this while I watched the Superbowl. Click for pictures of details. I posted the score at the end of each quarter as well as how points were scored and very significant plays throughout the game. Here is the

Superbowl scarf painted during game

I painted this while I watched the Superbowl. Click for pictures of details. I posted the score at the end of each quarter as well as how points were scored and very significant plays throughout the game. Here is the

Thing-y 3

So… if you don’t know, you don’t, I have a thing for pink. Pretty pink pendant that I know I’ll have to wait for daaaaaays to dry. But I have high hopes. Also, this little mirror got a sunshiny face

Thing-y 3

So… if you don’t know, you don’t, I have a thing for pink. Pretty pink pendant that I know I’ll have to wait for daaaaaays to dry. But I have high hopes. Also, this little mirror got a sunshiny face

TAD 3-Superbowl cake with tatooed marshmallows

So here’s what happened to the tattooed marshmallows…I made Fresh Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Drizzle. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate the non-edible printed marshmallows–s0- slid  them on some decorative wire (that I’d had on my dressing

TAD 3-Superbowl cake with tatooed marshmallows

So here’s what happened to the tattooed marshmallows…I made Fresh Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Drizzle. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate the non-edible printed marshmallows–s0- slid  them on some decorative wire (that I’d had on my dressing

Day 3

Nope. Pencil, watercolour and pen on paper. 4×6 inches

Day 3

Nope. Pencil, watercolour and pen on paper. 4×6 inches