The beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater MN

The beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater MN

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Looking for my painting mojo...

I cleaned and rearranged my art table, so now it's too tidy and I don't want to mess it up. This is a problem.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Lost without Pinterest


I'm practicing painting and copying things I like from Pinterest. This Swedish designer, Stig Lindberg, made pottery in the mid 20th century. I thought this would be easy to paint. Ha ha Ha ha ha!  Later: I agree with Wise Woman Emie, if you want perfect, take a photograph.
(Still crawling up the ladder of recovering from perfectionism....)

Messing around with paint

I just cannot stick to painting real things. This was inspired by a fabric quilt I saw on, you guessed it, Pinterest. 

Yuccas in bloom in the North country

These plants seem to be thriving here in the north. Maybe they're from the cold desert. It's a mystery.

I'm a paint addict

I'm still having trouble painting letters. But this kind of painting takes a lot of practice. I do love my art supplies!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Pinky Swear has made it's debut!


Thanks to Emie, my painting class friend, our cocktail has the perfect name!

The PINKY SWEAR!!

Thank you, Emie!!



Monday, July 11, 2016

We invented a new cocktail

First, muddle 6-8 ripe raspberries in the bottom of the glass, then add half a glass of blush wine (I just pick an artistically appealing label), then add berry flavored sparkling water. Voila! We couldn't decide on a name, so we are open for suggestions. Framboise Fizz? Razzmatazz? Pinky? 

My friend Anna joins in a silly selfie.

She made bruschetta from heirloom tomatoes; delicious!

It was a lovely summer afternoon, we talked, I knitted, and we stayed out until the fireflies appeared, and the mosquitoes sent us indoors.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Scarf Is Born

I went to Darn Knit Anyway, a wonderful yarn store in Stillwater, MN, and came out of there with a kit for a scarf for my sister. It's their monthly Maker's League project, called Shawl With No Name. The yarn is Cerro, by Classic Elite, something I wouldn't find here in Rochchacha. Don't you just love starting a new project?