A Little History on How Paint Tubes Have Evolved for Artists

Before the technological advancement of portable paints in tubes, artists were working primarily from their studios, working from memory or rough sketches and painting still life and portraits. When they did leave the studio, sketching was done using graphite, watercolor or chalk.  They would then return to their studio to complete the project.  It is… Continue reading A Little History on How Paint Tubes Have Evolved for Artists

How Can I Meditate With A Spider In The Room

Recently I started a nutrition class and so far it has been very interesting tracking food, learning what to eat, what not to eat and so on.  So what goes hand in hand with a healthy diet….you got it….exercise.  I have been diligent the last TWO days and am attempting to try meditation.  My mind… Continue reading How Can I Meditate With A Spider In The Room

What’s Up With Me….AND Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

So….I have been catching up on projects the last couple of days and I am happy to report that everything has been crossed off my list.  Well, most everything anyway.  I did start the weed eater ONLY because I already have an insane number of chigger bites and don’t think I could mentally deal with… Continue reading What’s Up With Me….AND Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

White Chocolate-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

This day is creeping by.  There are things I SHOULD be doing but I just don’t wanna.  I did manage to catch up on laundry and dishes and my sweet husband vacuumed.  It has been a lazy, lazy day but I did bake some cookies….too many.  At least it depleted my supply of chocolate chips. 1… Continue reading White Chocolate-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

School started back up this week and I am excited to be taking an Art Appreciation class.  So far I have found it to be very interesting.  This weeks assignment was to look at, describe, interpret and judge the work of Jason de Caires Taylor, a British sculptor who creates environmentally friendly underwater installations that are… Continue reading White Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

So much has been going on that I have neglected to post regularly.  This is my fourth day on my chemo pill (Ibrance) and so far so good.  Luckily I have had no side effects except for anxiety which is completely understandable.  With the meds it is necessary to drink at least 64 ounces of… Continue reading Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Just Dropping In To Say Hello

Just dropping in to catch up on all the great blogs that I follow.  Unfortunately, since my husband and I started school I have not had time to cook as much and definitely have not had time to post.  Today I had a small window so I prepared some smoked rice with broccoli, mushrooms and… Continue reading Just Dropping In To Say Hello