Friday, February 27, 2015

Kissed by the snow angel....

I think Francis was kissed by a snow angel today!
And how about his cap!?

 When I let Zody out in the back, I spooked a bunch of deer up the hill! 
They look like leaves, but you can see them in the middle of the picture.

The backyard....

 As we went to get our mail, this is what the cute 
Medicine Park shops looked like...

February is just about gone and I'm titling the month 
"Partly Sunny and Partly Snowy"
We had beautiful warm days then polar winter blasts.  

I'm reconciling the month already:
Cut my hair short
Attended a native plant workshop
Fermented sauerkraut (opening the lid tomorrow)
Greg sent me a singing Valentine
Cooked a few new dishes
Baked my boss a chocolate cake
Made homemade hair sculpting wax and ointments

Rose, Lavender, Peppermint and Frankincense balms cooling

 The most exquisite thing transpired this month.
My heart is understanding things about Abba
 God that my mind cannot grasp.  It's so beautiful
and freeing to feel His love and adoration.
I don't have to do anything to motivate God - 
 I know that I'm the apple of His eye.

That is probably why I encountered a lot of 'random' hearts this month.

Collapsed tea bag
Coffee stain on spoon
Fruit & nut bar
Much love and warmth to all.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Oh, Daisy!

 Oh, Daisy!
Found Photo, Found Object and Encaustic on Panel

My February pride and joy. My sweetheart. She is going into my May exhibit
but will be the only piece labeled NFS.  She's priceless to me.  Her adorable, 
beaming, cute, dainty, exuberant, friendly, giggling, howdy-do, infectious, jovial,
kindred, lovely, merry,,,, do you see how I could describe her preciousness from A to Z!?!  

I had to give her a blue jean dress and blonde hair (colored pencil) 
 and a cowboy hat game piece which I found in a Texas Monopoly game.
 The year 1910 was written on the photo.   

Leonardo was very attached to his Mona Lisa painting
and I'm just as attached to my Daisy.  ha ha!

Howdy-do, all?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Warmth to the bones...

Gosh it's been cold!  So cold that it wants to creep into your bones!
So I made this soup tonight and I have to say, it was super delicious 
and I feel warmed through and through.  This may become a favorite.

Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup


2 tsps Ghee or butter
3 large carrots, chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 sm. onion, chopped small
1 tsp curry powder
1 3/4 cup vegetable broth (I just spray Braggs Liquid Amino into water)
14 ounces coconut milk
sea salt & coarse pepper, to taste

Put chopped carrots, onions, ginger and curry powder in a pot
 with butter and simmer for about 5 min., then add vegetable broth
 and simmer another 15 minutes, or until carrots are soft.

Allow to cool slightly, mash until pureed and add 
 coconut milk, heat back up.  S & P to taste.

I could frame this sweet book cover.
Kindness, warmth and peace to all of you....

Sunday, February 22, 2015


"Secrets" (Mixed Media on Paper, 5" x 7")
"Tempo" (Mixed Media on Paper, 4" x 6")

These are loose, fun pieces....
and horse legs are a hard subject to draw. :)

Wishing you a good week ahead and warmth in your bones.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Let's Sail Away

A little mixed media piece made for Greg ~~ ~

Wishing you all a good week ahead....

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mr. Handsome

"Mr. Handsome"
 Found Photo, Game Piece and Encaustic on Panel

Isn't he adorable?

 ~       ~       ~
Happy weekend to all.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Peculiar Pet

"A Peculiar Pet," Found Photo, Scorpion & Encaustic on Panel

My next exhibit is going to be very interesting.
Of course I found the baby scorpion in my house.

Almost forgot to share this -
Yesterday on my walk two things of note occurred:
A bird flew by so fast above me that I could hear it cut the air -
swoosh!!!  I looked up to see if something was falling on me.
Also, some kind of UFO ;) flew above me ....
Today I figured out what it was - a drone.
I came across this in case you're interested
in seeing the rugged beauty of the refuge
where I live just on the other side of the fence.

Flying through the wildlife refuge....

Please watch to the end,,, the granite boulders are a sight!

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Today I attended an enjoyable workshop 
put on by the Oklahoma Native Plant Society.

Acarospora (green) and Ruffle Lichen (grey)
I can now identify these two species growing on granite
rocks which is such a common site around Prairie Hill.  
Zody and I rested on this particular boulder  
while on our evening walk. 

We thought we'd take a selfy and say hello to all.