Tuesday, September 2, 2014

journal 52 prompt making time

Ironically I've been trying to make time for my art for a while.  So when I saw this prompt I thought I had to do it.  I also felt the phrase from "Saving Mr. Banks" was appropriate for this piece (used a paint pen).  I watched the movie and the phrase "A leisurely stroll is a gift" resonated in me.  This is so true of our time now.  I put it this piece with gears and a watch fob to hopefully remind us to slow down.  I used my favourite color as of late cranberry for the gears.  For the background I used lavender sachet in acrylics.  The watch fob is part of a bigger rubber stamp which I always have problems with so I ended up only using the fob part.  Used a light blue acrylic paint on it.  I also rubber stamped butterflies and of course a cat in the corner.  Because as you know Frankie is my avatar.  So enjoy the piece and have a great day.  Please would love to you hear from you always love comments.

Why Chicken Soup?

Good Morning dear readers,  I thought it was time to do a health education post today. Your lying in bed sick thinking I want soup.  Soup will make me feel better.  What is this ingrained response to wanting soup.  Is it because when you were little your family gave you soup.  We are taught from a young age that certain thing make you feel better when your sick. My boys are no different they want soup when their sick.  Does it really help us feel better.  Yes, surprisingly it does.  It contains amino acids that thin out mucus membranes allowing you to breathe better.  The spices in the chicken soup help support the immune system and if your soup as the carrots--carrots fight off infection.  So sick back and enjoy your soup.  What else do we ask for when we're sick?  My kids also ask for these items.

gator aide-can restore electrolytes lost from being sick
7-up-mixed with gator aide makes it more palatable and settles stomach
honey-mixed in hot tea soothes the throat
peppermint-soothes a sore throat
popsicles-soothing the throat and added vitamin c

So what does your family do when your sick?  Any homeopathic remedies not listed that you want to share
plmk love hearing from my readers. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

"what I saw at sea" art journal page

Good Morning dear readers.  we finished are inspection for our apartment complex and of course we passed. I'm now able to get to do my art pages.  I believe their was a prompt from journal 52 about under the sea not sure but did this page anyway.  I found a lot of sea related stamps in that giant bag from the thrift store and started to play with it. I started this page with a light blue acrylic paint.  I then went over that with a dark blue oil pastel crayon.  Then rubber stamped with stampin up leaf that kinda looked like it could pass for sea weed.  Then used a fish stamp also stampin up stamp.  Also used the Micheal's sea shell stamp.  I went over it also with the Stampa Barbara bubbles stamp using studio g blue, black and red ink pads.  I used for the love of whales stencils found at thrift store and colored in with oil pastels.  Then glued collage elements from various magazines enjoy the sea view.  Thanks for looking at my art would love for you to join me on my fb page at http://www.facebook.com/lorraine2448 have a great day.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

wordless wednesday-cross eyed kitty

Here he is sorry for not posting last week couldn't catch him. All photos were a total blur.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Getting Ready For Fall With A Goulash

Good Morning dear readers, as you can tell I love the fall and winter months more then summer. It's a time where we get to enjoy soups and stews in front of a warm fireplace, relaxing with family and enjoying videos which is my families favourite pastime.  Fall is also the time of festivals.  One of Conors favourite is Oktoberfest and he's been hitting me up for more German recipes.  This year I'm ready for him.  I found this lovely easy and quick goulash recipe at the Mr. Food site.  I have adapted it to fit my needs.  Here's what you'll need to make this lovely recipe.

2 lbs lean ground meat -- I used 2 1/2 lbs
1 medium onions -- I used a sweet onion
3 1/2 cups of prepared beef broth -- I used 4 cups
1 8 oz. package elbow macaroni -- I used whole wheat macaroni
1 tbs paprika
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper -- I used just enough to taste
1 cup sour cream

Brown meat with onions in large pot--love my dutch oven.  Add all other ingredients except sour cream.  Bring this to a boil and when boiling turn power down and let simmer for 6-8 minutes or until noodles are tender.  Remove from heat and add sour cream and then serve in bowls.  Voila lunch and dinner are served


Sorry everyone the other pics did not turn out just the one I took outside.  The things we do to get a decent photo.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Refreshing Blue Berry Milk Shake

Good Evening dear readers, well as you know I still have a lot of frozen blue berries in my freezer.  It was easy to find recipes just hard trying to figure out which one we would do next.  Because we are still having warm weather I thought a milk shake was in order and all you need is a pretty milk shake glass and  a blender.  So here's the ingredients you'll need and this recipe was adapted from one found in all me magazine.

a blender
milk shake glass
2 cups french vanilla ice cream
1 cup frozen blue berries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk

Place all your ingredients in your blender and set on blend.  Then all you have to do is pour and serve.  Enjoy this refreshing drink.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

First Canvass Collage-Coupon Queen

Good Afternoon dear readers, well here's a fun piece I just finished.  I got a lot of ideas from ronni johnsons collage book.  I used some new techniques for me in this piece.  This piece came about because I am a coupon queen those of you are regular readers already know about my shopping skills.  I decided to use my expired coupons has the background for this piece and then I water coloured part of the canvass.  One part I used the new stencil from amazon and did the trick with the gesso and made raised flowers on the canvass.  This piece kinda reminds me of andy warhol's campbells soup cans.  I used a picture from a magazine for my queen and cardstock paper for her crown.  Frankie my Siamese loves to roll in my coupons so I rubber stamped a cat on the piece.  The vet gave me a  bag when frankie went in for meds and it had paw prints on it. So I cut and glued them on the canvass.  I used paint markers to fill in the letter stencil for Coupon.  I painted some of the gesso flowers with acrylics and the fun part is I colored in around the white gesso flowers with black oil pastels.  Here's the canvass enjoy


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