Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Show

The above image is the mailer for this year's Craft Art Market. It's held every year between Thanksgiving and New Year's. I was surprised to find they used my "art". Hopefully sales will be better this year than last year. My "art" tends to be whimsical rather than useful or traditional. It's suppose to be fun, like bring a smile to your face, fun.
Here's the picture I took of the "Dotty Jester" a few months before the show. He was originally made as a challenge for the Central Coast Art Doll Club, which I am very involved in. Actually right now I'm the president. This is one of the most kick back but stimulating activities I do. The hardest part of being president is actually keeping everyone focused on the meeting at hand. The "other " conversations are very interesting. Probably more so than the current business we are trying to accomplish. In spite of this we actually accomplish a lot. We do a variety of challenges and projects every year. More importantly everyone has a great time. Lots of smiles!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

My poor blog has been a bit neglected lately. I haven't forgotten about it but I've been so busy that I haven't taken any pictures to post let alone log in. October means Halloween. Halloween means costumes. Guess what? Even if your children are grown up you still end up making them costumes. Bigger kids means more sophisticated costumes. Well... sometimes. My daughter found a tutorial online for a pretty easy and good looking costume. Any way you're probably wondering what this all has to do with pumpkin cinnamon rolls. It turns out I had a decent picture of the rolls and not the costume. I will give more details when I get a good picture of the costume. I have a great recipe for yeasted pumpkin bread and I turned it in to pumpkin cinnamon rolls. One word: yum. Of course, I put chocolate chips in them. Just about everything tastes better with chocolate. And maybe if I catch up with myself I'll have time to post the recipe.