A Year in Review

Here’s my recap of the year…plus my little acrylic cardinal in a gum tree painting I did (referencing a photograph I took some years ago to give as a gift this year.) How can it already be the tail-end of 2017? This year was full of changes galore! Aim resolved to ditch coffee at the…

House of the Dreamer, cont.

It’s entirely possible some would give the place a once-over and decide to stay in the car.  Perhaps they’d think I am too easily impressed.  I, however, believe there’s beauty in the unpretentious.  I don’t need to walk into a spacious, air-conditioned studio to see art worth appreciating.  This artist used the resources available (in…

Looking back…to the future

“The House of the Dreamer,” the sign said in Spanish, hanging down from a plant-covered tree. I hadn’t even gone inside the crazy little structure, but I was already awestruck by it–really, what it embodied: bold, whimsical, lovely creativity. Art for art’s sake. A scrappy little dog came out to greet us as we stepped…

Hubby’s Secret Smoothie Blend

…I guess it’s not a secret once I tell you… but it was really good… and I’m not a selfish person, am I? So I’ll share: I was skeptical about this combo.  It sounded REALLY weird.  I did the wifely eye-brow raise. Yet Tim bravely ignored my cynicism.   He blended strawberries….with milk and vanilla…

Food Processor Frenzy!!!!

Today I am in a food-processor frenzy, and it all started when… I bought a bunch of celery, which seemed like a good snack filled with peanut butter.  Problem is, I’m lazy and did not ever get it out, cut off some stalks, wash and snack on it.  It was looking kind of sad in…