Monthly Archives: February 2011

“The best scones I’ve ever had.”

That’s what my mother-in-law told my husband the other day.  I made her scones for breakfast the next morning when she spent the night around Christmas time.  I made the scones a month or so before for a morning meeting … Continue reading

Posted in breakfast, butter, cranberries, dried fruit, egg, flour, heavy cream, lemon, lemon zest, recipe, scones, smitten kitchen, sugar | 2 Comments

Glass Workshop 2: Window Vases and Potential Earrings

Knowing that I was going to work or be away the last three Thursdays of February, I decided to go to the glass workshop the week after I made the orange and blue window vases.  (Aunt Trisha, by the way, … Continue reading

Posted in art, blue, glass, green, iridescent glass, pink, vase, window vase, Workshop | 2 Comments

Finished Window Vases

I finished the window vases and took pictures of them all assembled the other day, so you can see the finished products: <– Mosaic Window Vase I love this one.  I just love how all of the pieces fit together, … Continue reading

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Old travel drawing, finally painted

The other day I was rummaging through some of my old paintings and drawings, and I found a line drawing I did when I visited Scotland in 2007.  I was visiting a friend from seminary who was doing a field … Continue reading

Posted in art, bridge, painting, river kelvin, scotland, travel, tree, watercolor | 5 Comments

The best pancakes ever! Olive Oil Pancakes

I have been making these pancakes for a couple of years now, and I do have to say that they are Gavin’s and my most favorite recipe for pancakes.  They are light, fluffy and really tasty.  The original recipe calls … Continue reading

Posted in breakfast, buttermilk, chocolate chips, la times, olive oil, pancakes, recipe, sugar | 8 Comments

Glass Workshop: Orange & Blue Window Vases

I went back to the Stained Glass Supplies store in Eagle Rock to attend their glass workshop.  On Thursday afternoons, for a fee of $45, you are welcome to use their space to create what you like, and they will … Continue reading

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Massaged Kale Salad

Last summer my friend Emily sent me a recipe for Massaged Kale Salad.  Kale is not part of my typical grocery or even farmer’s market shopping.  I ignore it, mostly because I’m put off by the heartiness of the leaves. … Continue reading

Posted in apple, cranberries, dried fruit, kale, olive oil, recipe, salad, side dish | 5 Comments

First Watercolor Painting in 2011: Purple Hyacinth Bulb

Since I don’t have a regular studio space, I don’t paint regularly.  Towards the end of Christmas time, I painted a lot — an Easter painting for Glenmary (that post will come out in April, since the painting is secret … Continue reading

Posted in art, bulb, floral, flowers, painting, pen and ink, purple hyacinth, still life, watercolor | 8 Comments

A person to watch: Stan Fellows, painter

Last year at some point, I was flipping through my Martha Stewart Living magazine when I noticed a beautiful watercolor done of a tree.  It was so beautiful that it made me pause to look up the artist and see … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Watercolor Painting

I love the farmer’s market.  First of all, I love fruits and vegetables and do not have to be asked or shamed into eating a majority of my foods as or with fruits or vegetables.  They have so much flavor! … Continue reading

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