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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Alice In Wonderland - Rock And Roll Bride

Remember a while back, when I told you about an Alice In Wonderland themed wedding that I worked on? Well, that wedding has been featured on the Rock and Roll Bride Blog. There are lots of pictures, if you feel like taking a peek. It is still one of the most fun weddings I've ever worked on.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm Still Here, Playing With A Kitten

This week just simply got away from me. I have been super busy. Among the many things happening this week, I helped my daughter Nichole acquire this little cutey. Isn't he sweet! Nichole took this picture of him looking at me, as I gushed, and told him how precious he is.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Guilty Pleasure

Alright, alright, I admit it, I'm totally addicted to a reality show. Work Of Art - The Next Great Artist just started up again, and I'm so excited. Do any of you watch it? It's an art competition, and I think it's fascinating. It's this fun glimpse into other artists minds. I also really like the challenges that they put the artists through. I'd love to follow along and do the challenges myself (ahh, if there were only more hours in a day). This week the artists had to choose a from a variety of "bad" art pieces. They had a clown on velvet, dogs playing poker, etc. The artist's then had to create a "true" work of art using the bad art as inspiration, keeping at least some aspect of the original intact and recognizable. It was fascinating to see what they did. A few pieces seemed worse than when they started, but many of them were really creative and wonderful. They went in directions I never would have thought to go. It's really inspiring. Who knows, maybe I'll make a trip to the thrift shop. However, whether I paint along, or not, I will certainly be watching.
How about you, do you have any guilty pleasure that you're thankful to watch?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thankful Thursday - The Sun Came Out

Today, I'm thankful that the sun came so that my sky light/roof could be patched. I'm also thankful that the leak missed my art table by a few inches, hooray! That could have been a very sad story, and I'm so glad it wasn't. I prefer to enjoy my rain outside, thank you.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meatless Monday - Seitan Bourguignon

This last weekend I made Martha Stewarts' Seitan Bourguignon and it was really delicious! It had a great rich, hearty, homey flavor. I think it's a wonderful comfort food for the fall.  Highly recommended! The meat eaters in my life were amazed that it was a vegan recipe. FYI - For those of you that are unfamiliar with it, seitan is a nice chewy meat substitute that is made from wheat gluten.