To all my American friends out there. America really is the land of the free and home of the brave and I am proud to call it my home!
I made this for the current challenge on Wednesday Stamper. I wish I had put today’s date on it but the store already ran out of the Washington post for today. Celebrate!!
I rarely have Monday off, so I am making the most of it. Trying to get my muse working and this was my creative exercise this morning. Another atc. I really want to try working bigger but always feel intimidated. What intimidates you in your artistic pursuits? Just curious.
The lovely barn where classes are held
The diva herself at work. Spray painting no less!!
The beautiful Wisconsin countryside.
You can find some more pictures at the Valley Ridge Website. I will definitely be going back.
I appreciate being recognized. I pass it on to all the fabulous people that take some precious time out of their day to stop by and commune with me.
What is a Pink Artist you ask?? Check out Monica’s project to support a cure for Breast Cancer. I consider myself lucky so far in that neither I nor any of my close family members have been struck by breast cancer but cancer is cancer no matter what part of the body it strikes and I lost someone near this year to colon cancer. He was in his 30’s and left behind 2 young children. So cancer is very much a part of our lives and if I can do just a little to help, then so be it.
Here are a few squares I created for the project.
I was fortunate enough to have a couple of wall hangings I made published in Sew Somerset. This christmas I made a couple more for some dear friends. I actually need to make some more for my wall which is taking shape.
Buttons seem to be my new fave thing. I love how colorful they are! Its a bit blurred because the scanner doesn’t do dimension.
Enjoy. gotta get back to blogging more often…. I sure do miss it.
Won’t you join us for Santa Claus Fest? Get into the holiday spirit and come celebrate Ol’ Santa Claus. Learn how this particular holiday is celebrated in different parts of the world.
Have you been naughty or nice? There might be a treat involved!!LOL I am giving away a handful of these little tiles so run over and check out the blog. Bring your Christmas spirit.
Here is a recipe for Russian Tea Cakes which I have adopted as my own tradition. I try and make them each Christmas; they are quite decadent.
This recipe is from AllRecipes.com
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners’ sugar.
I got lucky at Belinda’s blog in Germany, and have noticed the concept spreading in blogland. I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF (Pay it forward) exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
I have enjoyed seeing all the entries for this month’s challenge. As many of you who visit my blog may know, colour is my muse!!! I tend to start things with a blank page and just splash on the color and see what happens. I am drawn to the colourful and even though I can appreciate art of all types, colour moves me…………
COLOUR your WORLD!!!
To all my American friends and acquaintances. We have adopted a bit of the Thanksgiving tradition and will be eating Turkey later. However, I feel that everyday should be a day to give Thanks for all our blessings; even at times of great trial and difficulty, let us always take time to be thankful for the little things such as the ability to breathe in the air around us.
Here is my tribute to the fabulous Belinda, one of my many friends that I am thankful for the inspiration they provide to me every single blessed day.