It's been pretty hot here lately. Like- middle of summer hot, so today's instagram is about cool refreshing drinks.
Iced coffee. I make my own....I will post the recipe here later.... really yummy, really easy and really cheap- especially if you frequent Starbucks for your iced coffee!
Here is mine, looking all cool, and artsy, and swirly before the cream gets mixed in...
And another of my favorite icy, hot summer day drinks.... Mojito! It's a toss up for me which alcohol drink is my favorite- either the mojito or the margarita. It really depends on the day.
I make both drinks, from scratch (no bar mix-yuck!) I used to bartend, so I like my drinks just so...
maybe I will share my recipe here for those too...
if I remember to photograph my steps next time I make them....
but if I don't, there will always be another next time, that's for sure!
So I guess I am saying there will be a mojito and margarita post here at some point... stay tuned.
Here is my mojito, this is a variation from the regular lime mojito I usually make. I had some raspberries on hand, so I muddled a few up with the mint and had a fresh, raspberry Mojito- it was yummy!
Not the best instagram photo.... pretty blurry- sorry
I love me my iPhone. This is not a secret.
I also love me my Instragram app. Please tell me you have heard of this app. It is FANTASTIC! Such a cool camera feature for your iPhone. It takes your boring, every day photos and turns them into art-y prints using cool filters.
I love instragram so much, I decided to start a feature here of my love for this app. I will share some of my photos of everyday stuff with an instagram, art-y touch.
Here we go!
See what I mean? This is a shot of a HUGE prickle bush in my yard. Yes, it's in my yard- what? I haven't done any tending to my lawn yet... It's on the list! But at least it makes for some cool shots with Instagram, right? That- and I make sure my kids do NOT run around barefoot!
Here is another shot of a well known weed... the dandelion... in it's pretty puff stage.
I actually think dandelions are really pretty flowers. I love a meadow of yellow and I love when they turn into the puffy seeds.... They look nice, but I know they are a pain in the butt to get rid of.... I live beside a meadow that is FULL of them, so I don't know what some "weed 'n feed" is gonna do here.... it's kind of a constant battle.
Look- I will show you...
This was the view from my kitchen window a couple of weeks ago. You can see my fence then the meadow over the fence is just covered with dandelions and huge weeds!
At least they take pretty photos!
Wish me luck!
OK. It's been awhile. I just got back from an amazing trip to Cancun and it was the best vacation of my life!
Things have been all over the place with me. Life is re-prioritizing. I feel like it's a good re-start for me. I am back and ready to get organized and get my art going full throttle.
I have a studio to organize. I have canvases to start.I have a website to re-design. I have ideas.
I am here.
I am ready to go.
It's been awhile, but I am still here. If you recall from this post where I mentioned I had some changes going on and I was moving to a new home. That's my excuse as to why I have fallen off the face of the earth in regards to my blogging!
I have been slowing finding my way, unpacking, planning, painting, redecorating, etc, but then I realized that it will take me FOREVER to get everything done!
SO. Here I am.
Hello again, thanks for sticking around.
Remember this post where I mentioned that I was ready for my first tattoo? Well, I did it! I ended up going with something different than I originally was planning, I went really small and simple, and I love it!
Three stars on my wrist/hand. It represents me and my two kids. I am so happy with it, and I am already planning my next one (or ones-plural- I have a lot of ideas, and people are so right- they are totally addicting!)
Take a look at my pintrest and check out my ideas for tattoos board. I keep adding to it- there are some really creative people out there with some fantastic tats!
Do you have any tattoos? I would love to see them- please share!
I follow an art blog by a fellow Canadian, Kal Barteski. Her blog is fantastic, full of posting about her art, being a mom, and trying to find time for it all. She recently had a bad experience with someone stealing her on line art & selling it for their own profit and not giving her credit. Kal turned this bad experience into a positive and started a blog about changing the way we use art/photography and images on the internet.
Here is a quote;
"We believe that intellectual property needs to be handled with love and respect. We believe in the goodness of people. We believe in the power of the internet."
Huh. Pretty basic & straightforward. I love it!
Come'on everyone. Show the love.
I have been keeping very busy getting this house packed up and all the other stuff that goes along with a move, and a seperation. Lots to do and think about! I did cross a really big item off of my list this weekend and that was....(drumroll please!)
I BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!
Yup. Bought a house for the kids and I. Did it all by myself- AND I was in competion with 4 other people! Yay!
So for the next little while, I will be busy packing up this house and 12 years worth of living, and preparing for this new chapter in my life.
If you have noticed that my posts have been pretty sparse lately, you would be right! I have been going through some pretty big life changes, and that has been taking over much of my time & energy. Right now I am completely submerged in packing up this house and getting ready for a move. We have lived here for over 13 years, so there is a ton to do!! Its amazing how much STUFF you save over the years! I need to find a new house for me and my kids, which is a very time consuming task! Our family is changing, and I am looking forward to finding out who I am and beginning my new life.
I plan on getting out of this house and settled in my new house, then hitting the blog and my photography & art business full on! But for right now, I will put some of that stuff on the back burner till I can concentrate on my art. I will be keeping up with blog posts as best as I can, but, if you can just bear with me, I plan on being here stronger than ever- hopefully by the summer.
Thanks for sticking around & keeping in touch!