Sometimes your artistic endeavors overflow
into other aspects of your world! This week
Cupcake and I did some Christmas baking
together! We even invented a new cookie
recipe. Completely egg-less.. and oh so good!!
It was fun but very time consuming!!
|Definitely free style and many abstract too!!|
We made a white chocolate royal icing
for the top! I put together the turquoise and a
kelly green icing! Cupcake mixed the rest!!
Seed doesn't fall far from the tree colour wise!
Beardo joined in the fun and decorated a
|Cupcakes fun creations! Love the colours!!|
As you can see life is far from perfect in my world.
That boat sailed years ago...thankfully! Honestly
once you let that need for perfection go life is
a lot more enjoyable. It frees you to create
what the soul wants!! For me it's letting out
Even when things are old I change them up. That old rocking
chair in the following photo was my 1985 Christmas gift...
You can read about it here and see the before photo!
Those white wall units were originally dark brown stain
in the 80's. There are two more I painted black for
the dining room.
Sometimes all you need is a little paint to
spruce things up! Make things a little more current!
However in a perfect world there would be
a new leather couch in the room!! But it's
still cozy just the way we like it!!
|That should be cookie monster staring down at the cookies... I'm sure he's on that tree!!|
We made my Nanas shortbread recipe, a yearly tradition!
It's a little different than most! The secret is to
knead the dough for at least 20 minutes. You can find
the recipe here!!
Only three ingredients too... making them ahead is best
so you leave them time to shorten up!!
As you can see I have most colours in my world.
Void of browns except for one old piece
of furniture I inherited!! I have vowed to do
a canvas in the New year with a slightly different
palette than usual! In an effort to purge some
old paint I will attempt to use up my browns, rusts
and creams. It will be a definite challenge!!
As you can see colour is my world. Even
as a teen I painted my furniture and bed
frame orange and yellow!!
|Family room...coffee table needs a touch up in the new year!|
We are all so different in our tastes.
That's what makes art and life so darn interesting!
If it weren't for the internet we'd never
have exposure to all the new and wonderful
artist out in the world! People like myself
who never painted anything more than
furniture until almost fifty years old
may not have dared to put brush to canvas!
Imagine the fun I'd have missed!!
What colours do you shy away from?
How old were you when you painted
your first canvas?