Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's been a long time

After nearly three long, exhausting years of taking care of babies, I finally have some time do things now. I've moved my blog over to Thanks all.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Iridescent cupcakes

Cutesy cupcakes painted in acrylic on 5x7 gallery wrapped canvas. The shiny spots on the painting are blue and violet iridescent paint. The sides are painted in a chocolate brown and the image is slightly skewed just like the rest of my photos. :) I thought a set of dessert paintings would look cute in the kitchen.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bird drawing WIP

A days worth of work for such a tiny head. This is my first time drawing a bird. Feathers are such tedious things. The image is slightly skewed.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A painting of hope

This is a mixed media piece on 10" x 20" canvas, based on my favorite quote:

"You don't have to stay anywhere forever"
- Edwin Payne

I was trying to convey what the quote meant to me. Although your
houses (the meaning) may be different than mine, I think we all have
times when we feel like this.

As a realist, this type of art is completely foreign to me, because I
usually see something and replicate it. I often tell my friends and
family that I can replicate, but I can't create! This was fun and a
lot less stressful than my normal pieces of art, since I was able to
be expressive rather than analytical and precise.

This was the first time I've done a mixed media piece. I felt like a
little kid cutting out paper. :) Also, it took a lot less time than a
pencil drawing; a definite bonus, since I often find drawing a
daunting task.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Leaf drawing

Finally I finished a new graphite drawing! This took me about two months to complete since I rarely have spare time. It was my first attempt at snow and I'll never draw it again! It didn't turn out as well as I would have liked but it's been a while since I've drawn and I'm out of practice. The reference photo was from here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Handmade train stocking

Handmade Train stocking, originally uploaded by lefleurpixie.

This is my little boy's very first Christmas so I wanted to make him a special stocking. We have a train theme going for him so naturally it had to be a train stocking! It didn't turn out as wide as I would have liked but I think it came out rather cute nonetheless.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A question

Is it ethical for a vegan to eat non-organic produce knowing that many insects, birds, frogs and other critters were probably injured or killed from the spraying of pesticide?

Just a thought.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Our very first Tofurky Thanksgiving!

This was the first Thanksgiving we didn't have to see or smell a dead
animal on the table. As an added bonus, we had more to eat than just
side dishes! We tried the Tofurky feast this year, and it wasn't too
bad for packaged food. I didn't much care for the apple/cranberry
dumplings, but Mike really liked them. The Tofurky took much longer to
cook than stated, and I think I could have made a better homemade
gravy. The only things homemade were the biscuits and the apple crisp.
(not pictured) It was still decent enough that we are probably going
to make it again for Christmas.

It was also Vinny's first Thanksgiving, and his 9 month birthday! As a
special little treat we fed him a little pieces of biscuit. He doesn't
quite know how to chew yet; he just keeps the food in his mouth until
it dissolves.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Baby leg warmers

Easier diaper changes and that sexy 80's look. :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pei Wei is closed!

:( We just went there last week and all of a sudden they are out of business today! This is a sad, sad day. They were my favorite quick food place and they had the best tofu....chewy on the outside but soft on the inside. I'm really going to miss that. There isn't another place that can compare to their tofu. If anyone knows what kind of tofu they use or how to make it that way please let me know! I've tried taking extra firm tofu and stir frying it in hot oil but it doesn't turn out the same. I've tried using baked tofu in the same manner and still a different outcome than Pei Wei. I have always hated the taste of tofu and soy products but their tofu didn't taste like tofu. Where am I going to eat now when I don't want to cook?! /cry