Sunday, October 24, 2010

art, heart and healing 2nd try





So...i am working with imited material so super pleased how my 2nd try worked out...check out the side bar for the link to this free online course...,truly its one of the best things i have done...taken me from being too scared to draw ike this to feeing great in ding it...Tam has a great way of teaching through video...

i put in some close ups too...

the second gir is where i taught jacob how to draw this girl...his turned out amazing!!!!...but i didn't want to waste the drawing so i took to it with some water colour pencils and here it is...
hope you get the chance to check out the course....
until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx

Friday, October 22, 2010

a bit of art

Hi...just a quick post to show you what i did today...it says...its wonderful to be unique but you can't be responsible for the universe... and about accepting me for my individualness if thats a word...and then trying not to et every itte thing in the universe get to me...as it does...o...

check out the heaing hearts side bar thingy and you will see what is all about....i have ony done a coupe of painting sort of things but i really loved doing this....

i am quite happy with it...
unti next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Monday, October 18, 2010

Before and after and a recipe...yum!!!

Well...the room is amost finished...I am quite happy with it...i love the new wall colours and we have been loving in this little room its so sunny and nice to be in...we are still to get the doors for the bookshelves and a rug for the floor....and a low lying tv unit....but Jacob happily does his schoolwork here now....so it has achieved its purpose...here are the befores and afters of where we kept his school work...and the befores and afters of the room....we alot of it anyway.....
Ok...here is  a llittle photo of Maddie with her new violin...hope she learns how to play it nicely...lol...
Camembert and Spinach Quiche
sheet of pastry
6 eggs
pkt frozen spinach
1 tub low fat sour cream
1 cup low fat grated tasty cheese
1 spoon minced garlic
1/2 grated onion
1 camembert cheese

1. Spray with oil a quiche or pie dish and line the pastry into it.
2. Place spinach in its packet, into the microwave for 5 minutes.
3. Whist this cooks, mix the eggs, onion, cream, garlic and grated cheese with an egg whisk.
4. Squeeze excess water out of spinach and add to the mixture...mix well.
5. Pour into the lined dish and add slices of the camembert, or brie or even marinated fetta tastes awesome too.
6. Put cracked pepper over the top and cook in a hot oven for 20 minutes. turn oven down and cook until golden...turn oven off once cooked and let it stand in the oven for 10 minutes...this wi let it sette as it will pop up in the quiche dish...
Serve with greek salad...and there you have my just about favourite meal...

well...that's about it for now
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday's Child

My second post for the day...i am on a roll...

Dear Prudence, don't fret,
Don't feel glum, don't feel sad.
This potion will be the most delicious,
Scrumptous you have had.

We've added five green frogs legs,
6 toads warts, 2 mice eyes.
a four eyed spider, bat's blood,
and a boiling cup of flies.

3 scales from puff the dragon,
2 burger patties and fries,
some 2 year old toenails and,
over the top whispered some lies.

We boiled it til it bubbled.
Let it sit for just a bit.
Now its just the right temperature
" Prudence...take a little sip.

See, look at Magical Marvin,
now take a look at me!
Our figures sublime, power great!
Soon like us you'll be."

So Prudence took a sip
and her face began to twitch
her body started dancing
she vanished into mist.

and there before them stood,
(Marvin and Gertie blinked their eyes!)
Prudence as pretty as ever
could win a beauty pageant prize!!!

You see poor Gertie and Marvin
were getting on in years.
They forgot to wear their glasses
Poor prudence was in tears.

So the two set to work
to make a potion that would undo
the damage they had done
that made Prudence feel so blue!

They worked for 12 hours straight!!!
and finally got it right.
Prudence took a little sip
then disappeared out of sight.

Marvin and Gertie were surprised
by a knock upon the door,
for there stood Prudence
just as she was before.

a valuable lesson was learnt
by the magical three.
Be happy with who you are,
You be you, and I'll be me!

By Mandy Snow
Inspired by Mondays Child

til next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

some befores and afters...so far

So...yesterday I  painted the little back room...here you will see the before and the after...I am still yet to fix the skirting boards...but these will be done by tonight...i am also going to sand some of the boarder paint off to expose the wood behind the paint...give it a slightly beachy feel....lots more to come....


hope you like the befores and afters on the back frame...this frame is from ikea..it was ony 17 dollars...but it is a frame thats not meant to come apart...it was tricky, but you know me...i love colour....popped these little crocheted flowers in after painting over the top of the trees that were in the frame to begin with...cute don't think????



aso, this black frame is plastic..it cost $7....i put Jacobs art in it...how cool does it look????






well...thats it until i get the curtains and furniture in....check out the cute little light fitting...it was a do it yourselfer...gotta love those!!!

until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Monday, October 11, 2010

Here is" the room"

Yes...our life has been a shambles lately with Jacob going into hospital and just ife really. So on the weekend I said to my husband we'll fix this room up for Jacob.. We are still waiting for the delivery of the furniture...but i'll show you where we sadly keep Jacob's school work...it was not always like this, its just come to being in a box of late...so...we trecked to ikea and bought some storage sheves and some new lounges to hang out on...i got a gorgeous nippon coour for the bottom half...nettle 2 ...in a dulux paint, and for the top we got moonight...just a slightly off white...i think you won't get to see the after shots til the the weekend....i hope...lol...but here is one sad before shot...oh...we are aso changing the skirting boards as well...also need some more decorations too...this will be a coupe of weeks...but i'l show you the progress...this is the priority to get his activity room done....its not a big room, but that doesn't mean we can't make it look ok...
until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx