Monday, January 12, 2015

Getting Paint On My Hands Again

2015. Last year was a really horrible year. I lost my beautiful mum on the 1st July. I miss her every day. I wish she was still here. The pain is excruciating.  But , I'm walking around living my day to day life...just!  Art has been the furthest thing from my mind. A beautiful friend, Helen, gave me a link to some youtube gals that do art journaling. I have some wips and a couple  finished almost...

After i cleaned the mess.

A work in progress.

This was a direct copy from an artist...i was trying out her techniques..its not finished...nicoletta zanella..

And this is a spin off of another of hers..

This is mine...and my favourite thing i did today..

Until next time..
Lots of it
I'm linking this to paint party friday.
Click on the box in the left hand side.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sumner of Colour Week 3

Hey....quick to drs...
Here is my week 3 summer of colour.
Thanks in my favourites list to the left at twinkle twinkle.
Inspired by a friends words.

Until next time
Lots of it

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Of Colour Week 2

Just letting the paint dry on my finished piece....I didn't think I was going to get it done then last night with pen in hand I began to doodle...I finished to doodle then painted this morning...I always have trouble seeing the right colours...but I think it's close enough.
Thanks Kristin for hosting Summer Of

Until next time
Lots of it

Sunday, June 15, 2014

5 Cheese Pizza

My kids love do I. So I created a pizza actually 2 pizzas for our family of 9 tonight, a 5 cheese pizza.

A year or two ago I bought a bread maker...I mostly use it for dough. My dough recipe is simple.

4 cups of plain flour
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 sachet 7g powdered yeast
60 ml oil...I used macadamia oil tonight

Pop it all in the bread maker and an hour and a half later the dough is ready. Pop it into the fridge until your ready to use it. I usually make it in the morning.

Pizza sauce
About 14 small roma tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
1 onion
Garden herbs
I used rosemary, mint and basil
 Whizz all but 4 of the tomatoes with all the other ingredients in a food processor.
Heart some olive oil in a pot and pour mixture in. Cook until it boils the turn it down and simmer for a while. Chop up remainder of the tomatoes and toss the in the pot. Cook until they are tender. Turn off heat and let cool.

Roll out pizza bases with a bit of flour on the bench....and throw them up in the air to impress the made 3 very large ones with this amount of dough.

I spread the sauce then added
Grated mozzarella
Grated tasty
Crumbled feta
Slice round mozzarella
And grated parmesan cheese

Pop it into a hot  oven until it's cooked.

Serve with a nice green salad.

Yummo and all the family agree. A delicious vegie meal.

Definitely worth a try if you gave an idle bread maker...I have already been asked if I could make it again...

Until next time
Lots of it

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Week 1 Summer Of Colour

Aqua yellow and hot pink was the color prompt for this week's art. I thoroughly enjoy participating in summer of colour. .. thanks so much miss Kristin for this wonderful event.
I am looking forward to xhecking out all the wonderful at people have worked on this week.

Until next time
Lots of it

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Yep...I miss it...I love it...
Getting paint on my hands...this is the first part of my piece for SOC...hosted by the beautiful Kristin....I will post up my finished piece with the link to her blog when I finish the piece.

I have also been busy building,  with the kids,  a vege patch in the backyard. Hopefully we get many years of produce from it. We want it to be organic,  with organic soil and good raised garden beds. However,  we did use normal seedlings.  Hopefully these won't be to bad as long as we use no chemicals on them ( if they even grow!)

Hopefully my little gardens inspire you to plant something of your own.

Until next time
Lots of it

Thursday, June 5, 2014

It's Been A While...SOC

I am very excited to be starting art again....its what this soul needs.


I can't believe 4 years have passed!

Beautiful Kristin over at Twinkle Twinkle has made an introductory blog entry so you know all about it...and a cute little youtube vid.

Click on the the left of my favourite blog links...twinkle twinkle
As it looks like the above  link isn't working.

Here is a vivid inspired page I did then some of my previous entries from years gone by.

Try and pop on over to check it out.

Until next time
Lots of it