Thursday, June 24, 2010
This is what I did with the zucchini, yellow squash, and three colors of peppers--quickly fried them up just a bit and put them into small containers. Had some on rice last night with a little Tamari sauce--yummy! I have to think of ways to have fresh foods for the entire month when I only order once. I froze up the rest of the chopped orange, yellow, and red peppers--so they are ready to use in a stir fry or whatever. Should have thought of this earlier--lost the rest of my mushrooms. But--better late than never, as they say, right? They should be good frozen, too. Handy to prepare ahead of time when I am not up to all that prep work. ;)
Okay--these are my two old watercolor bookmarks. They're about 6-7 years old and have been used almost constantly.
This one has gold ink and I used the plastic wrap technique on it. That's where all the creases and marks came from. The corners can get bent, as you can see, but when they're laminated they last for years and years. May cut them a little closer to the bookmark next time.
This one was just plain bright colors of paint blobbed about on the paper.
So--I decided to at least set up the watercolor block using the plastic wrap yesterday. As soon as I left my chair Karma was up there like a big old jumping bean.
These are so much fun to do! You feel like a kid in grade school art class--hehe! Kind of drop color on the wet paper wherever you feel like it. Then dropped in gold ink randomly all over, too.
Then crumpled up plastic wrap (I always want to say saran wrap--showing my age) is pressed all over the watercolor paper and left to dry.
It can take a day or two to dry and you must have patience--no peeking. So, you don't know what you have until the big reveal. :) We made all the previous bookmarks on precut paper-individually. So this is exciting to see how this will work with cutting up the paper afterwards. The precut bookmarks were dry in about a day, but they were small. This might take even longer than two days--who knows? I remember the plastic wrap starts to come away from the paper, tho. So, I just have to wait.
Oh--and I used the very first tiny Altoid palette I ever made--with a variety of leftover tubes that I had on hand. :) The rest of them are one brand per tiny palette.
I found out it wasn't who I was afraid it was that was dead in the car on True Blood--hehe! Good! I think I do agree that this show is a guilty pleasure--blood, gore, sick humor, sex, and supernatural creatures--chuckle! It is just plain so bizarre that it draws you in and you can't help but wonder what will happen. ;)
I was reading my Writer's Digest Magazine yesterday (July/August) and they had an interview with the author behind True Blood, Charlain Harris. Interesting woman! I love her attitude about having fun with her writing or she wouldn't do it. She had been writing mysteries and got tired of the format. Had a hard time convincing anyone to go with the dating a vampire book--hehe! But it took off and she's still writing the series--first person by Sookie. Harris has let go of her creation, tho--and let HBO go with their own changes and additions. Says she loves to be surprised when she watches the show. What a great attitude!!
Harris was born the same year as I was--1951--in Mississippi. It said she has a cameo appearance in the season two finale! I'll be looking for her--roundish, with short curly dark hair, a big smile, and twinkly eyes from what I could tell by her headshot. :)
Anyways, I only got a nap yesterday for an hour and a half. Caroline called and asked if she could come over earlier since she was getting off work early--sure! So, I ended up in bed at 9:30pm and sleeping till a little after 5am!! TADA!!
Wish me luck at keeping this up for a while. I hope. I hope. Sooo nice to be up during the day!! :):) But after going so long with just a nap--I feel like I could use another one right now. But--no!no!no! Then I'd probably conk out and be up all night again. I wish I would have slept a little longer, but I was too sore to stay in bed. Luckily, I guess, I have the annual apartment inspection this morning by the company that owns the building. We'll see if I can stay awake all day long till some time this evening--hehe! ;)
Well, have a happy Thursday!!
The quote today comes from Eeyore (Winnie The Pooh)
"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."