August 31, 2010

Online Renewal!




I've recently come across this wonderful magazine while poking around on the web! Its called Joie! That is exactly what it is...Joy! I've desperately been needing a way to unwind and embrace the creative side of my life..which has been on the back burner for a few months. I am elated to find this online magazine.

In addition to embracing my creative side I have been looking to embrace being a woman. This magazine helps me accomplish both of those goals! Filled with great diy advice, cooking tips, and home decor tips. I love it! Check it out! You will love it too!

August 30, 2010

New Drawing



I've been working on this drawing for quite some time...a month or so. I began by making the paper using scraps from my office. Next I cut the pieces into the shape of a flower. Then I sewed the pieces together using thread. The image is made using a combination of pencil, pen and watercolor...so far...more mediums may come.





I'm not sure if this is a keeper just yet.

August 29, 2010

A New Baby!


My sister-in-law is pregnant with her second baby! For her first I went crazy and crocheted and knitted almost an entire wardrobe. Back then I was in between college and a new job. This time I am working full time and writing my graduate thesis. So, a baby blanket is all I might be making...I began it a few days ago and it is coming along beautifully!

August 28, 2010

Snapper For Dinner



Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

1 1/2 cup mandarin orange sections, chopped in half
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
3 tbsp fresh lime juice, divided
2 (6-oz.) snapper fillets
2 tbsp olive oil

1. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium (300-350 degrees).
2. Saute the onions in a small fry pan with olive oil.
3. In a small bowl combine oranges, onion, parsley and 1 tablespoon of the lime juice. Set aside.
4. Season the fillets with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with oil and remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Place fillets on grill.
5. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork (145 degrees).
6. Spoon orange-olive mixture over fillets and serve.

Serves 2



August 23, 2010

New Sketch!



Next I will add watercolor!

August 4, 2010

Wildflowers!



We have a beautiful assortment of wildflowers around our vegetable garden. In the morning and early evening butterflies and hummingbirds fill these flowers!







Our veggies are still flourishing!