Monday, July 27, 2009

farmer's market pickled green beans!

I am on a pickling spree! The last few weeks, I made spicy pickled sugar snap peas- SO GOOD! Now that they are out of season, I have moved on to green beans...made these last night after searching the farmer's market for the most beautiful beans available. I am trying to start writing my favorite recipes down in my sketchbooks, so that when I am an old lady, I can pass down my cute, illustrated recipes to my grandchildren. {hopefully, I will have at least one who is interested!}  The recipe is pretty easy- click the image for a larger view. I adapted it from here

Saturday, July 18, 2009

earrings fit for a bride...

A friend of mine commissioned earring from me for her upcoming wedding...which was exciting and a bit nerve-wracking, since she didn't know exactly what she wanted.  I definitely understand the pressure of looking for something perfect for the big day. She sent me a couple of pictures of her dress and some earrings that she kinda liked and let me run with it. Her dress is dark ivory and vintage inspired, so I used a few shades of ivory pearls and Swarovski crystals along with some amazing filagree and rhinestone beads that I salvaged from a flea market necklace. I shipped them off to the lovely bride to be a few days ago- I hope that you have an amazingly perfect day, Lauren!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

fat bird, six ways...

I found an adorable image of a puffy fat bird and drew a six versions of him...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

bud vase drawing

Today was a day that I needed to draw something happy...I saw this beautiful image on a flickr pool called "pastel and dreamy" and loved this image by Shana Rae {florabella} , which inspired my doodle :)
Please go check out the glorious images in this pool if you ever need a trip to your happy place.