Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Most Dangeroous Cake Recipe in the World and a very creative fashion blog!

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (Microwave Safe)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly before pouring in the milk and oil in. Keep mixing. Add the optional chocolate chips next (who makes that an option!) and vanilla extract, and mix again…
Mmm, cake batter!
Mmm, cake batter!
Put your mug in the micro wave and cook for three minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed! Allow it to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
This is too easy!!
This is too easy!!
EAT ! (this can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
Optional Sharing Method!
OSM!! (Optional Sharing Method!)
Why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because we are all only 5 minutes away from warm, gooey, delicious chocolate cake any time, night or day.

I got this from the Newdressaday blog...this gal is creating a new dress each day of the year for one year and spending just $1 a day to do it! So creative!!! Here is a couple of pics just so you can get a taste of what she does - Here is the "before" and...

here is the "after"....

- but don't stop with the dresses! Her blog is cute and funny (not necessarily Christian tho'). I do like the idea and the way it inspires good stewardship of our money!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Angel of Creation - a WIP!

I've been experimenting with a new technique - one that makes the "background" work the focal point of a piece....I thought I was done till I took pictures for listing...what is up with that light blue "line" in her dress!!! Back to the table for a little fixing up!
Better, the colors look more spread around, but it definitely looks "undone". Back to the table for - I don't know! Inspiration please come back to the painting table, too!!

Ahhhh, much better I think! On to the companion pieces!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

5 things

Saturday's five things from the past week I am thankful for:

1. A smooth start to the school year!
2. A great Mother/Daughter event on Thursday night at our church!
3. The fashion show was fabulous! A tone of cute, modest outfits and all for under $25!!!
4. And everyone at our table got a little prize!
5. My Daughter!!!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Wisdom of a Child...

"Crowned" Stained Glass ACEO by me....
Last night Angel and I were watching one of the many movies with a variation of the theme from Cinderella (obscure person catches the eye of royalty, they fall in love, and after some conflict, they live happily ever after)...by the way, I NEVER grow tired of that theme!!! And it was great watching a "chick flick" with my little girl! At the end, I turned towards her as she was diligently finishing painting my toenails and asked, "Do you ever dream of marrying a prince and living 'happily ever after'?"

In all seriousness, she replied, "No. I'm already a princess!" (Her heavenly Father is the King of the Universe, you know.)

Wow! She went on to say that she had already thought about it...plus, her Poppa is a prince, and so is every Christian boy so every Christian boy and girl can live "happily ever after"...

Out of the mouth of babes!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

mixed media clock by Lisa Kaus
Almost time for school!!!

The final days of summer are whirling to a close, and I find myself getting excited about starting school this coming week! Touching all the papers and workbooks and pencils and getting organized (I even got my teacher's plan book completely mapped out for the entire year)....it is a little like creating pieces of art! I am absolutely going to find some time to make a fun clock like this one by Lisa Kaus to go in our school room/my home office/art studio! We can make it a combination math (telling time) and art class! By the way, do you think the multi-functional schooling room might be a bit distracting? We'll see how the first few days go!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One more "Trees" picture

Available in my etsy shop. Click on the word "etsy".

Monday, August 9, 2010


Seems like lots of folks are thinking about trees - me included! I have one "Tree of Life" painting (shown above) done and another in the works...a large one for me...the words on the painting are from Proverbs 3:18 and read "Wisdom...is a tree of life to those who take hold of her...happy are all who hold her fast."

and I bought a swatch of this really cute fabric because it was just so inspirational! I even went back to the store to get a bigger swatch!

Then, today, Paulette mentioned (on facebook) "Sara's Art House" trees! Here are a few I REALLY like...

I liked these bright trees by Suzanne Buckner, too:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Amazing Grace - Rhema Marvanne 7 yr Gospel singer

What a way to start a Sunday!!!
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