Sunday, November 2, 2014

Another Sunday Selfie

Yesterday my oldest granddaughter turned 15 (how time flies).  I drove up to visit with them today. 

Before I left I sat down and did a quick selfie this morning.  
Hehe! I look a bit like the saggy baggy elephant. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Portraits and Self-Portraits

Making art with the grandkids is something I love to do.  I really enjoy seeing them explore and develop their creative muscles. 

Yesterday we drew with pens and painted each other with watercolors. 

Uncle TJ by the 7 year old. 

See me on the bottom? This artist is 12. 


I get top billing this time. The artist is 13. 

She wasn't very happy with her chin....

My turn to give it a try. 

We had lots of fun and laughs while trying to paint each other. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Well actually I'm still wearing them.  With the exception of a couple of days of cool weather, it is still in the 80s here.  How about where you are?

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


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


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


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?