Friday, August 31, 2012

Peaking in the Night

yes peaking because it eventually all falls apart.
a larger piece finally framed.
im working on a new one now.

Peaking in the Night
petals and stigma

watercolor and carbon pencil
140# arches coldpress

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


anthers and petals
when my heart falls apart
watercolors and carbon pencil
on 140# cold press arches
7x10 inches

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Watercolor Paintings

anthers and petals
the fabric of my heart
watercolor and charcoal pencil
on arches cold press 140#  paper

Black and White

Here are some photos I took with my phone. I used the photo editor app to turn them black and white. I think they turned out pretty cool.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Desserts

The last time I made these I grilled the apricots. The grilling made them too soft in my opinion. Yes these are some kind of fancy red and yellow apricot. Honestly they tasted like a plum. I would just use firm plums. Cut them in half and remove pit and then stuff with mashed goat cheese and honey. I sprinkled chopped almonds and honey with a sprinkling of sea salt. They were yummy and easy and no oven. Hooray!!

Pate Brisee

The terrible thing is I could just eat this raw. Its a little salty with a little sweet. I use it for a ton of things. Sometimes I just cut it out with cookie cutter shapes and sprinkle sugar on it and call them sugar tarts. you could even stuff it with savory stuff like meats and veggies and it would be good. Here is the recipe online. My mother uses vegetable shortening for her crusts which are delicious too. She also recommend keeping all the ingredients cold before using. She puts the flour sugar salt everything in the fridge before she uses it. I tried this and honestly I didn't notice a difference but I do cut up the butter and refrigerate it for a bit before I use it.

Blackberry and Blueberry Handpies

yesterday i got a hankering to make pies. they were a little rough looking but delicious. they are all gone now. where were you? i got the recipe here.