getting somewhere……

Work continued today on the table and a few other things that I probably shouldn’t have started.
Look at how dirty my fingers are…..i dove into the bag of clay!
Now the big kiln is on and I love the smell of that firing!
I guess you all want to see the sofa table…….
It matches one of the pillows I have made and also a few pieces of artwork I have done, but i think I am going to use this to display my jewelry on.  Which reminds me….I still need to show you some new jewelry pieces!  In an upcoming post for sure!
I am still painting away on the chair…..I think I made it way too complicated, but oh well, I have to push thru and finish it now.
I took a few minutes today to make some vegan brownies…..

They are so moist and chocolatey ~ you cannot tell they are vegan.
You can find the recipe here.  They whip up very quickly.  The hardest part is waiting for them to bake!
Enjoy!

work….work…..work…..

I am on high speed right now with my work.  My imagination is on over drive.  This always happens when I have a show on the horizon.  I wish I could stay this motivated all year!
I got it in my head to re-paint a table that I had…..like I need something else to do!  
This table was painted for a special order, I  packed it up and shipped it to a show where the customers were supposed to pick it up and pay me for it….well they changed their mind!  Lesson learned….get your money up front!
The table looked similar to this one, but not exactly:
After I attacked it with the sander and some primer this morning it looks like this:
I have a birdie design in my head……we’ll see what happens after lunch!
At the same time I am also painting another chair for the auction, “Take a Seat for Conservation”.  This one is going to be pretty funky….with a mermaid….but not all painted…..can you guess what I have in mind?
Then of course, since my creative juices are flowing, I had to be a little distracted and sew some cute little bags that were in the Cloth Paper Scissors Gift 2010 issue.
The pattern is by Jennifer from Jangles.
I used the little houses from my fabric fritters for this one.  Been wanting to make some of these since before Christmas and finally did it!
Okay….going to grab lunch and get back to painting!
Have a great weekend!

Cooking and Creating

I have been pretty stressed and busy preparing for my upcoming art show next weekend, which means I have needed some comfort food, and boy did I ever find it!
Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake!!!!!  This was so amazing!!!
I found the recipe at the Fat Free Vegan website.  Go and check out this recipe and others on the site.  There are lots of amazing recipes!
This beauty sliced up better than any non-vegan cheesecake I have ever made in the past and you could not tell the difference.  I am now inspired to try out different vegan cheesecake flavors also!
One of my latest creations for the upcoming show was a bar stool that I painted for an auction that will be held at the show called, “Take a Seat for Conservation”
There will be almost 30 chairs and bar stools, painted by artists, up for auction.
I am looking forward to seeing all the chairs and stools all together…..what a pretty sight that will be!
The art show is a show called, “Art for the Parks”.  It is put on by the Bahamas National Trust and is January 28th, 29th and 30th at the Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour.
If you are in the area I hope to see you at the show.  There will be so much more there than art……crafts for children to do, a mural painting area, chalk art contest, an awesome food court, the art booths and much more!