Daily Archives: February 10, 2013

Day # 10 Chocolate Pasta

I have to share the successes with the failures and unfortunately this one was a failure. I was trying to make chocolate pasta. I had problems from the get go. The dough was too dry when I followed the recipe,

Day # 10 Chocolate Pasta

I have to share the successes with the failures and unfortunately this one was a failure. I was trying to make chocolate pasta. I had problems from the get go. The dough was too dry when I followed the recipe,

TAD 10: Croissants, Step 3

The final croissant step! Today was the final roll and shaping, ready to proof and bake. Rather than attempt to clear a space long enough to roll out 44″ of dough, I cut the slab in half and rolled it out

TAD 10: Croissants, Step 3

The final croissant step! Today was the final roll and shaping, ready to proof and bake. Rather than attempt to clear a space long enough to roll out 44″ of dough, I cut the slab in half and rolled it out

Lamp failure and chocolate chip cookie treat

I didn’t post yesterday because I was working on this lamp idea and it was a failure. I tried a different type of glass paint and the results are different but not better. Smaller areas look okay with this new

Lamp failure and chocolate chip cookie treat

I didn’t post yesterday because I was working on this lamp idea and it was a failure. I tried a different type of glass paint and the results are different but not better. Smaller areas look okay with this new

Day 10 – Puff-tastic Update

I was able to remove the decoration from the non-stick foil. It took a little time & patience, of course, so as not to tear it. After looking at it for some time I decided to do one better and

Day 10 – Puff-tastic Update

I was able to remove the decoration from the non-stick foil. It took a little time & patience, of course, so as not to tear it. After looking at it for some time I decided to do one better and

Charlie and Daisy

Charlie and Daisy meet in our neighbor’s yard to have fun. We used to meet more often but Daisy’s dad got a job so we only see her on the weekends now. They’re not sure what kind of dog Daisy

Charlie and Daisy

Charlie and Daisy meet in our neighbor’s yard to have fun. We used to meet more often but Daisy’s dad got a job so we only see her on the weekends now. They’re not sure what kind of dog Daisy

Thing 10

Thing 10 is not a finished thing but rather a started thing. Eventually it will be a necklace mixing polymer clay, coral, seed beads and other ingredients yet to be determined. Hopefully that will be soon. In the meantime, I

Thing 10

Thing 10 is not a finished thing but rather a started thing. Eventually it will be a necklace mixing polymer clay, coral, seed beads and other ingredients yet to be determined. Hopefully that will be soon. In the meantime, I

Day 10

Day 10 is spring themed painted wood with decoupage.

Day 10

Day 10 is spring themed painted wood with decoupage.

TAD 2103 – day 10

A couple of years ago I start a large painting based on a photo my daughter’s friend had take in Carrefour, Haiti when we were down there for my daughter’s wedding. I got it to a certain point and decided

TAD 2103 – day 10

A couple of years ago I start a large painting based on a photo my daughter’s friend had take in Carrefour, Haiti when we were down there for my daughter’s wedding. I got it to a certain point and decided

Ups and Downs

                      I have a commission to do some cupcakes for my daughter (to take into work as a thank you to a colleague and his team).  She only wants 8,

Ups and Downs

                      I have a commission to do some cupcakes for my daughter (to take into work as a thank you to a colleague and his team).  She only wants 8,

Joy!

Sometimes, when the weather was fine, she would go to the mountain meadow and dance.

Joy!

Sometimes, when the weather was fine, she would go to the mountain meadow and dance.

TAD 8-10:bayoupots -more pots!

Catching up with TAD today posts and was able to spend some time in the studio every day to keep the creative flow going…Day 8 produced a new footed pot, Day 9-some new roulettes and stamps for rolling and stamping

TAD 8-10:bayoupots -more pots!

Catching up with TAD today posts and was able to spend some time in the studio every day to keep the creative flow going…Day 8 produced a new footed pot, Day 9-some new roulettes and stamps for rolling and stamping

Dag 10 : Renoster

A little souvenir Rhino I bought many years ago. Badly executed, and rushed. It is now late Sunday evening and it wasn’t a nice day.(Like most sundays ) I promise myself now that tomorrow I will put in a lot

Dag 10 : Renoster

A little souvenir Rhino I bought many years ago. Badly executed, and rushed. It is now late Sunday evening and it wasn’t a nice day.(Like most sundays ) I promise myself now that tomorrow I will put in a lot

Day 10: Ginger Lemonade

Although it’s winter time, it was such a lovely sunny day I got in the mood for some lemonade. It’s fresh, full of vitamins and  delicious. I used a little bit of freshly chopped ginger, squeezed lemons, honey and water.

Day 10: Ginger Lemonade

Although it’s winter time, it was such a lovely sunny day I got in the mood for some lemonade. It’s fresh, full of vitamins and  delicious. I used a little bit of freshly chopped ginger, squeezed lemons, honey and water.

Black

  TAD day 10 Printing with the Gelli plate onto black card. Materials used: acrylic paints, acrylic flow medium, embossed card, punchinella, rubber matting, credit card.  

Black

  TAD day 10 Printing with the Gelli plate onto black card. Materials used: acrylic paints, acrylic flow medium, embossed card, punchinella, rubber matting, credit card.  

Day 10 ~ Chocolate Valentine Pops

Today’s thing was also a necessary evil… Valentine’s treats for both girls’ classes at school, with enough extras for teachers and other friends. 60 total!!

Day 10 ~ Chocolate Valentine Pops

Today’s thing was also a necessary evil… Valentine’s treats for both girls’ classes at school, with enough extras for teachers and other friends. 60 total!!

Day 9 – work in progress

There’s nothing like a shift or two at work to make me fall behind in documenting my process.  The angel is a bit green because she is covered in moss.

Day 9 – work in progress

There’s nothing like a shift or two at work to make me fall behind in documenting my process.  The angel is a bit green because she is covered in moss.

8+9: every 2 days, then

8.1. Received a rejection letter. I mostly knew it was coming but I still felt officially introduced to a new process 8.2. I had 1 in person meeting scheduled on Friday that i found out 5 minutes beforehand -when i

8+9: every 2 days, then

8.1. Received a rejection letter. I mostly knew it was coming but I still felt officially introduced to a new process 8.2. I had 1 in person meeting scheduled on Friday that i found out 5 minutes beforehand -when i

TAD 10: Embroidery hoop spool holder

The instructions said to use a 1/8 inch dowel, I didn’t have a dowel, so I cut up some old chopsticks but I ended up using skewers since the hoop was too tight to fit more than 4 pieces of

TAD 10: Embroidery hoop spool holder

The instructions said to use a 1/8 inch dowel, I didn’t have a dowel, so I cut up some old chopsticks but I ended up using skewers since the hoop was too tight to fit more than 4 pieces of

Thing-a-Day 10: Brioche

Making brioche turned out to be a long process and something of a labour of love. I started it yesterday evening so it could rise overnight. The initial kneading took fifteen minutes, followed by another thirty minutes as individual cubes

Thing-a-Day 10: Brioche

Making brioche turned out to be a long process and something of a labour of love. I started it yesterday evening so it could rise overnight. The initial kneading took fifteen minutes, followed by another thirty minutes as individual cubes

Day Nine…

Sometimes things are better in thought than in execution.  My drawing looked so much better than my bead (which is saying something, since my drawing skills are pretty pathetic).  Oh well.

Day Nine…

Sometimes things are better in thought than in execution.  My drawing looked so much better than my bead (which is saying something, since my drawing skills are pretty pathetic).  Oh well.

Word 10

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

Word 10

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

Heritage Cooking 11: Barbecued Venison

Oops! We’re a day ahead here in Japan! i jumped the gun! We still had venison in the freezer so this time I made the barbecue which is actually cooked over a slow fire until very tender in a big

Heritage Cooking 11: Barbecued Venison

Oops! We’re a day ahead here in Japan! i jumped the gun! We still had venison in the freezer so this time I made the barbecue which is actually cooked over a slow fire until very tender in a big

Day 9: Paper Flowers

Had my M.O.H. over tonight to watch movies and make paper flowers with me. Got a fair amount done. I think it’ll go faster in the future if I get more glue for my glue gun. Spent a lot of

Day 9: Paper Flowers

Had my M.O.H. over tonight to watch movies and make paper flowers with me. Got a fair amount done. I think it’ll go faster in the future if I get more glue for my glue gun. Spent a lot of

TAD 2013 – Day 9

So I woke up this morning not feeling very well. Consequently I was not feeling particularly creative. I had intended to work on a mixed media piece I started a couple of weeks ago, but that didn’t happen….   So…

TAD 2013 – Day 9

So I woke up this morning not feeling very well. Consequently I was not feeling particularly creative. I had intended to work on a mixed media piece I started a couple of weeks ago, but that didn’t happen….   So…

Denim-Look Potholder

Day 9: Denim Look Potholder

I haven’t had time to pick out the yarns I want to use for my potholder loom weaving project, but with the loom and leftover loops just sitting there, I found myself sorting colors while watching a movie with my honey.

Denim-Look Potholder

Day 9: Denim Look Potholder

I haven’t had time to pick out the yarns I want to use for my potholder loom weaving project, but with the loom and leftover loops just sitting there, I found myself sorting colors while watching a movie with my honey.

Heritage Cooking 10: Creole Gumbo

A mixture of French settlers and Indians, the Creoles originated some spicy Southern dishes like this gumbo. Here is the Heritage Cookbook version with my slight addition: 3 Tbs butter 3Tbs flour (2? T) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 clove minced garlic

Heritage Cooking 10: Creole Gumbo

A mixture of French settlers and Indians, the Creoles originated some spicy Southern dishes like this gumbo. Here is the Heritage Cookbook version with my slight addition: 3 Tbs butter 3Tbs flour (2? T) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 clove minced garlic

a frog folded out of a business card

Day 9: Origami Business Card Frog

Almost all business cards I receive end up folded into frogs. If I’m bored, they might even get coloured green.

a frog folded out of a business card

Day 9: Origami Business Card Frog

Almost all business cards I receive end up folded into frogs. If I’m bored, they might even get coloured green.

Day 9 – Two Purple Hearts & A Crane

The stuffed heart is a slightly different pattern than the one I did previously. It worked somewhat better, but I’m going to tweak it, I think. The little crochet hearts are super easy to make. The crane is on inch

Day 9 – Two Purple Hearts & A Crane

The stuffed heart is a slightly different pattern than the one I did previously. It worked somewhat better, but I’m going to tweak it, I think. The little crochet hearts are super easy to make. The crane is on inch

Dinner

Tonight s dinner basil sausage pasta side saled

Dinner

Tonight s dinner basil sausage pasta side saled

Day 9 – Puff-tastic

Due to the horrendous dumpage of icy droplets from the very depths of Antarctica, I thought to do my thing making a sculpture out of this powdery mess, however after dealing with the wind whilst cleaning the white mess, and

Day 9 – Puff-tastic

Due to the horrendous dumpage of icy droplets from the very depths of Antarctica, I thought to do my thing making a sculpture out of this powdery mess, however after dealing with the wind whilst cleaning the white mess, and

Day Nine – Monster a day

Dweller – something lives down in the dark places.

Day Nine – Monster a day

Dweller – something lives down in the dark places.

2.9.2013: Valentine’s Dishes

Made the final 2 Valentine’s Dishes for my daughter’s therapists.

2.9.2013: Valentine’s Dishes

Made the final 2 Valentine’s Dishes for my daughter’s therapists.

2.8.2013: Frog Hair Clip Holder

Made a frog out of foam to hold headbands and hair clips.

2.8.2013: Frog Hair Clip Holder

Made a frog out of foam to hold headbands and hair clips.

2.7.2013: Valentine’s Lips and Mustache

Made Valentines for my first grader’s class. Cut out lips and mustaches out of foam and stuck them on lollipops.

2.7.2013: Valentine’s Lips and Mustache

Made Valentines for my first grader’s class. Cut out lips and mustaches out of foam and stuck them on lollipops.