Sunday, January 30, 2011


changed work

Not much of a change. Can you spot the difference? I changed the saturation levels of some of the images poking through the main image and increased the contrast of the main one. Just subtle changes...

Saturday, January 29, 2011


I have my first assignment due on Tuesday so I'm actually getting some work done on it now. Still playing around with it but here's the way it stands now.

So this is what I've been doing. Also a lot of editing and some sleeping and then some working out. And getting a photo ready to put in a show next month. Busy week.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Getting behind

new bulletin board

I actually created this new fabric bulletin board two weeks ago. I thought there needed to be something under the new shelf above my desk. I also have a couple of sweet cards from hubby to put up. Just looking at them pushes me forward. On top of the new shelf is a wonderful birthday present from a friend, the artist. I'm jealously keeping it here for really just me to look at as I work. I may move it later where it can be enjoyed by others and possibly beside another work by her. Also up on the shelf is a sunshine buddy going crazy thanks to the light above it. This was a prize that I won thanks to Pretty Modern. These are all important things that needed a shelf. It also gave me a bit more space on my desk.


On the cooking creative front there was another lasagna in our new Emile Henry pan. Again, this was last weekend. I love this pan and was even shopping for a large stew pot or oven last night. The site had a good deal. The worrying thing on the page was under the "Frequently bought with" part. It showed it frequently bought with dog food. Weird. Unfortunately it no longer says that.

I will blame my delay on coming down with yet another cold, my new classes keeping me busy and a new blog that I just started DesignT.O.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Baking again

Well it was a bit of a cake extravaganza around here last night. I baked 24 cupcakes using the Magnolia Bakery recipe. I really should have tried to halve the amount. There was just too much goodness to go around. Someone bought a mocha cake from a nearby bakery that was delicious. Another person brought these incredible cake pops (yes, cake on sticks! brilliant!). There were jelly babies from another friend (along with artwork!). Nice night. Another reason for leftovers was that a few people were sick. Get better folks!

Thought I would photograph the cupcakes with the sun shining into the kitchen and balancing it out with reflectors. I also had leftover dough from lemon madeleines I made last week so I baked those up on Friday.

I really must join that new gym...

Monday, January 3, 2011


Who says creativity cannot be channelled towards organizing yourself? Okay, so Ikea helped and it wasn't all that creative. I got tired of my makeup and beauty products (I hardly use anything so why do I have so much stuff?!) being a mess. After some kind friends offered a ride to Ikea yesterday I decided to focus on that. It's nice to have control over even just the little things. I even vacuumed the drawer.

Now back to some other work...