I’m loving learning to push my body to excel. Which is very outside the norm for me. I’ve never been much of an athlete. I even harbored a serious dislike for PE when I was in school. But now, in my 50’s I’m enjoying the physicality of fitness training. Read the rest of this entry
Apparently, I can’t just stay in the CrossFit box all day, or even workout every day. Since today’s a rest day, I thought I’d post some new artwork I made. Read the rest of this entry
I have said, on multiple occasions, that’ I’m not much of a cook. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m completely inept in the kitchen. For example, I’m pretty good at making scrambled eggs. And I make a great meatloaf.
Here’s my favorite smoothie recipe: Read the rest of this entry
Wow! It has been a LONG time since I last posted here. Way too long, really.
I started this blog because I wanted to show my creative side to the blogaverse. Last year, I spent more time creating work to share, and I really enjoyed doing that. Then, something changed. Read the rest of this entry
I managed to finish that baby quilt last night, and I must say, I think it’s really cute! Although, even I must admit that these are probably the ugliest feathers every stitched. Read the rest of this entry
So, I just found out yesterday (or was it the day before) that one of our dearest friends has a new granddaughter. What better way to celebrate than by stitching up a new baby quilt, right? Riiiiiiight… Read the rest of this entry
Well, hello there! I’ve been taking a little break for the past few weeks (at least here on the blog), trying to figure out my next project. I have several book ideas (and more than one draft in progress), and the art/craft stuff has been on hold. Also, like many Americans, I’ve decided to improve my fitness. While “making the decision” to make a change is easy, the follow-through is not always so. Read the rest of this entry
There’s something bittersweet about the end of a year, and in this case, a project. On the one hand, it’s interesting to look back and see the progress made. On the other hand, it’s a little like saying goodbye to a close friend. Read the rest of this entry
Yes, OK, that WAS the last “tutorial” for the year. But I forgot to post this image I made yesterday. This was one of the easiest photo manips I’ve ever done. Read the rest of this entry
As I promised yesterday, here’s a quick little tutorial on how to make a cool digital background for posters, notecards, paintings, or whatever you’d like. I’m going to assume you have a working knowledge (and access to) your favorite image manipulation software. If you need something free, you can download GIMP. However this is not a “how to use your software” tutorial, so you’ll need some practice with it before you start using this tut. Read the rest of this entry