I attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which was a wonderful and desperate experience. I was so sick during this time period that it was a struggle. But, one semester, I don't remember what year, probably 2005 or 2006, I took an art class. My professor came down on me hard for making everything … Continue reading When Something You Create Becomes Precious
If you've followed me at all, you know I love gardening, and you know I love picking out and buying seeds. It's amazing to get a packet in the mail and open it, and there's SO MUCH PROMISE in those tiny little seeds! Well, today I received a package in the mail. I hadn't ordered … Continue reading Only The Best of People Mail Me Seeds – But What Type Are They?
I love lemon flavored anything. ANYTHING. But I don't really care for the extract flavor. I usually keep lemon juice in the fridge, which is fine, but when I saw an interesting post on Food Storage Moms: How To Make And Use Lemon Powder, I was intrigued. I usually follow them for interesting THE WORLD … Continue reading How Do You Make Lemons Into Powder?
The first sign I had that my Tea plant was flowering was the pair of fallen blooms underneath it. Which startled me because it's January. So I poked around a little more and found that this plant likes to hide its blossoms under leaves for the most part. This is unfortunate because we don't have … Continue reading Sneaky Little Blossoms
Okay, first of all 'Interesting Things Just For You' is a long enough preface that I suspect the actually interesting part of the title is hidden if you get updates by email. So I'm shortening that. That said, if you haven't already run across Sarra Cannon, I'm totally throwing her onto your radar. If you're … Continue reading ITJFU: Sarra Cannon at Heart Breathings Author and YouTuber
I enjoy watching YouTube videos on doing artwork, and I came across this gem lately: BananaJamana or Jamie Jo. She creates gorgeous artwork, often Disney or Nintendo related, but she's also charming and funny. I originally came across her 'Painting - How to Mix SKIN TONES' video. Her 'Why It Sucks to be an Online … Continue reading Interesting Things Just for You: BananaJamana!
My parents and my husband traveled to Iowa this weekend to adopt a rescue from IAMRA (Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association). She was surrendered by an Amish breeder and has had a hard life so far. She is SO very shy when she's inside the house. Here, you can see my husband coaxing her out … Continue reading Welcome to Wisconsin, Mary!
While my husband was out working recently, he found this adorable bit of vandalism: Most of the time I'm indifferent to graffiti if it's nice and annoyed if it's pointless. But this little bit made me smile. Here's to hoping you have a wonderful weekend! What do you think about graffiti? Are there times when … Continue reading At the Corner of I Love You
My marker projects I showed Monday came out... okay. I suspect I could touch them up with colored pencil, and that would help. I was pleased with them at the time, but now... not so much. So, thinking of colored pencil, I remembered that one of my favorite artists, Lioba Bruckner, does watercolor with colored … Continue reading She’s a Princess, Can’t You See the Crown?
I have new markers, so OF COURSE I had to try them out. I picked a watercolor sketch book out because it's less likely to bleed through the paper there and I was hoping it would help me blend. Here's the first: In case you're wondering, this is fanart of Feyre from A Court of … Continue reading Practicing With Markers – Win?