Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Extreme Moisture

Cupcakes..the essence of moisture

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Brilliant Advice

I have a ritual when I paint: I listen to podcasts and self-help tapes.. There's an internet radio show in particular that has helped me immensely with the practical day-to-day activities in my life that sometimes seem overwhelming or un-solvable. I highly recommend listening to Amania Jacobs and Vega Rozenberg as they are some of the wisest people that you will ever hear.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page so you can pick the archived show of your choice.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Here's a finished oil rendition of an old watercolor I did in Europe (You can find the original in some old posts)

New Cupcake Addition

Well I'm running on this cupcake tangent - it's quite enjoyable...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Yes, sometimes I do get outside. :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Girls with power tools

Well I'm full throttle into gardening now... I've officially built my own compost container. I made all the calculations for how much wood I would need, went down to Home Depot and bought the lumber & screws and when I got home, I was a handy girl. Used that cordless power drill i recieved from my parents on some distant birthday and went to town.

So something I learned about composting is that there are 2 kinds of materials you can use for composting: Greens & Browns..
Greens: Any organic "wet" materials (like the scraps you collect from the kitchen)
Browns: Dried, fibrous materials (like dead leaves, papers, dried grass, hay)

When you are filling the composting bin, it is important to use the greens and browns as alternating layers - otherwise the wets will decompose too quickly and the dries will never really decompose at all. -Pretty cool eh?