Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Living Room

.


..from this side and that.....


Monday, September 1, 2014

Gluten Free Carrot Gingerbread Muffins


I developed this recipe by combining a gluten free recipe with my trusty gingerbread recipe. The muffin texture is moist, light and fluffy.  If you didn't know, you might never guess that flour is not one of the ingredients.  The addition of molasses adds the perfect rich sweetness to offset the spicy bite of the ginger and cloves. If you eat gluten free and are a fan of gingerbread, you will like these muffins. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.  I did.

Let me know what you think.

I never claimed to make pretty food folks..,just tasty. 


1 c. grated carrots (about 2 fat carrots)
1 c. almond butter
1/4 c. molasses
1/4 c. honey
2 eggs
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
2 t. ginger
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves

Mix well. Pour batter into 12 lined muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Family


My parents with almost all of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren..only 4 people were missing. We were celebrating daddy's 83rd birthday, my oldest son's  40th, my niece's 36th,  a granddaughter's 13th and a grandson's 7th.

What a great day!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Faces

You know I can't stay away from drawing faces for long. Here are a couple I sketched in the car on my lunch break today. 


one happy


and one mad

I have a book, that I used, of people with all sorts of looks on their faces. It is meant to be a reference guide when drawing expressions. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hydrangeas



I found the last unfaded Oak Leaf Hydrangea on my backyard bushes today.
Unfortunately, you can see where I erased my pencil marks when I was doing the lettering.  If I hadn't been too lazy to go downstairs to get the "good" eraser it wouldn't have done that.  I guess that is what I get for being lazy, huh? 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Twigs



When I got home from work the other night, I picked up some twigs on the way inside.

Week 3 of the Sketchbookery class in about keeping a Field Journal. I'm a bit outside my comfort zone in this class, which is good for me. My page planning needs improvement. I wound up with too much white space at the bottom, so I added a bird. The bird might have worked if I'd had drawn it smaller. Instead, I've crowded the page.....but it's all about the practice, not perfection
. So I'm good with it.

I'm eager to try this again. Next time I will walk around the backyard and see what i can find to draw.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Practice Does Make Perfect Doesn't It?


Because I need to learn how to draw a straight line apparently.