Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Today is a baking/cooking day. I like days like this. I'm still creating although I do feel a bit guilty as I feel like I'm having too much fun.

After sitting "brewing"(?) for nearly 3 days, the canelé mixture was ready. It's best to let it sit for at least a couple of days and I'm happy to say I think it paid off! It immediately took me back to Bordeaux and just over a month ago when I first ate one of these perfect little treats. Thanks to Chocolate and Zucchini where I seem to have found the best and least complicated recipe for them. I bought two sets of moulds - one a little bit bigger than the other (the latter I found in Auchan for just 3 Euro!). It also pays to let them bake just that little bit longer for that caramel-y like appearance. It's hard to describe how you have to almost break the outside "skin" to get at the egg-y goodness inside. Bliss.

Now waiting for my squash soup simmering away in the Le Creuset that I (re:hubby) lugged home from Bordeaux. Just too good of a price to miss!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Ready for a sale - Magnets!


Still getting ready for the sale. It's tomorrow! I think everything is set but I may need a last minute trip to the art store. New this year - magnets. I've been using the same photo transfer technique and I've also added paint to some.

Hope it goes well. Still debating about taking some of the panels I've got attached to and are hanging on our living room wall. Hmmm...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Getting ready for a sale

I already have some photo transfer panels ready for the sale next Saturday (email me if you want details!) but I thought I would try some smaller little canvases that I may turn into magnets. We'll see. Already prepped some photos (see the tutorial from earlier posts) and just waiting for them to dry before applying them to the mini canvases that I got here and in Bordeaux.

Here are some of the images I've been working on.


San Francisco




Saturday, November 12, 2011

What I've been up to

Long silence there with no posting but there was another trip to France in there with, of course, more photos.

Saint Emilion



Now I'm preparing for a one day art and artisan show and a trip to Chicago. I'll try not to be so silent, though.