Sunday, July 27, 2008

Artist Joanna Goldman

I met Joanna Goldman, who is a very talented artist in one of the Etsy threads several weeks ago. She has very cute whimsical eye catching illustrations. She resides in Montreal Canada where she works fulltime as a Visual Effects artist. In her spare time she has a shop on Etsy. Check it out!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Thank Heaven for Little Girls

I finally started to paint my daughter's room with a mural. I'm actually only going to do a spot mural due to the fact of limited time due to the fact I am a mom of three active children. I started with an inexpensive Liquitex acrylic paint for the base boards. The entire baseboard has grass sprouting forth, to give it an outdoor feel. I have also drawn butterflies in various places on the wall. I will show you my progress from time to time until completion.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Funnel Cakes!

"Can we make funnel cakes?" was my daughter's reply. I have never made funnel cakes before, my only experience with them was at art festivals and carnivals. So I searched the internet for a recipe. The recipe was so easy to make and it ending up being a fun activity for us to do together. The recipe only made about 5 funnel cakes, so next time I am going to double the recipe for more. I did not use a lot of oil, but I used a deep frying pan. I also flipped it over so it was lightly golden brown on both sides.

Here is the recipe if you would like to take a shot at it!

Funnel Cake
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

1. Beat egg and milk. Mix all other ingredients and slowly add to the egg mixture, beating until smooth.

2. Using a funnel, drop into hot oil working from center outwards. Remove from the oil when golden brown and crispy.

3. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Winner Is!

Happy July 4th everyone! I wish you all a safe and fun day with family and friends. The winner of my first contest is Daisytoad! Thank you for the others who also posted and admire my work. Check back to my blog for other contest in the future.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


I will be giving away one of magnets titled "I Can Fly". All you have to do is post a comment, and I will randomly pick a winner from the list. The contest starts today July 2nd and will end tomorrow July 3rd by 9pm. I will send a note to the winner and post it on my blog!