I'm commited to working in this blog. In sharing the adventures I have as I venture into art, craft, life and healing from the deep scars of severe depression. I'm happy you're here looking and sharing in what is my small world.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dear Blog,

I have nothing to say to you today. I’m irritated that nobody reads you but even more irritated that I don’t have anything interesting to say to change that.

Try to be more amusing and I’ll do the same.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My bacteria has done the wild thing

That’s right, I have created bacterial harmony in the form of creamy yogurt!


This is much creamier and milder than Greek yogurt purchased in the store, not to mention a WHOLE lot cheaper. My purchases for this included a half gallon of organic whole milk $3.50 and a cup of organic plain greek yogurt, $1.60. I could have used plain old plain danon yogurt of the non-greek variety but I didn’t want to ruin the organicness of it all. Next time, can use MY OWN yogurt as the starter! I ended up with a big batch of at least 12 servings. YUM! I ate two bowls of it today with honey and organic granola (granola is next on my list of things to make myself!)

Here’s a random photo for you:


I love this sign and admire it’s rustic beauty everytime I drive by it. It belongs to the chinese buffet in town, where my son LOVES to eat. (I’ve never seen an 11 year old so into chinese food…). So on our last outing there, I decided to take it’s picture. The road is Electric Avenue. Which makes me want to sing everytime I drive on it:

Isn’t this just the most awesome song? EVER? Oh yes, I think it is.I should play this next time my bacteria are doing the wild thing….

Monday, September 12, 2011

A little art, A little kitchen craft, a little life.

I spent the weekend over at my folks house, watching football (NOT my cup of tea but my dad drug the whole family in a fantasy football league, so I’m doing it for him and the kids….) making home made egg noodles and doodling.

Oh, and I also made laundry soap! I posted about it to great debate on facebook, so I won’t go into it any further here, but the soap does clean wonderfully so far as I can tell from m first few loads! I used this recipe here:

1-72 oz  box Borax
1-  box washing soda
1- 1lb pound box baking soda
3- bars soap grated (I used Dr. Bronner’s Castille soap, Lavender) 

Mix all ingredients well and store in a sealed tub (I used a plastic cat litter container….)

  • Use 1 tablespoon for full load or 2 tablespoons for extra soiled loads

Nice! It smells lovely like lavender but the clothes don’t have much scent after washing, they just smell super fresh!

I’m also in the process of making Yogurt today using this recipe: The Farmer's wife tells all, home made greek yogurt.

Mine is incubating now!

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I’ll let you know tomorrow how it came out!

And lastly…a little art!

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She kinda reminds me of Hermione Granger….hmmmmm.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sketch challenge:

So, I’m totally going with my lack of experience in drawing on these, and making them as BAD as they want to be (Which is to say…BAD). Let’s call it “Interpretive art” as in..why don’t you tell me what you think it is supposed to be, and that is right! Hahahahahaha!


Fav Place: The Oregon Coast. Complete with tide pools.


Fav Book: The Three Musketeers! All for one and one for…hey! what happened to our faces??!!


Fav Movie: Lord of the Rings


Fav Animated Character: Sailor Moon. I used to watch this show in the wee hours of the morning while getting ready for school. I haven’t watched cartoons since….


Fav TV Show: American Pickers. Frank…Mike….I’m so sorry!


Fav Candy: Heath Bar.

Okay now wasn’t that fun?