In honor of my amazing mother, Beth, who passed away on August 17, 2014, I am going to draw, or paint something 5 days a week for one year and post it here.. She always wanted to be an artist, and my love for creativity stems from her.  I want to get better and Id love your feedback.   ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::VITA BREVIS ~ ARS LONGA.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::                                               (Life is Brief ~ Art is Long

In honor of my amazing mother, Beth, who passed away on August 17, 2014, I am going to draw, or paint something 5 days a week for one year and post it here.. She always wanted to be an artist, and my love for creativity stems from her.  I want to get better and Id love your feedback.   ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::VITA BREVIS ~ ARS LONGA.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::                                               (Life is Brief ~ Art is Long

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Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

aseaofquotes:

Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

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I am looking forward to this.

ITV’s Christmas 2013 Promo 

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Alexandre Benois di Stetto
Roses in a Glass Vase
1957

stilllifequickheart:

Alexandre Benois di Stetto

Roses in a Glass Vase

1957

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Georgia O’Keeffe
Poppies
1950.

stilllifequickheart:

Georgia O’Keeffe

Poppies

1950.

Me.  Now.

Me.  Now.

I havent been on this space in months.  So much has happened.  We moved away from London, back to the deserts of Arizona and  I am expecting another baby.  I have been so busy setting up this new life, and dealing the the rest requirements pregnancy always inflicts on me, that I have had no interest or time for this space.  However, today, I felt the urge to update.  
These crackle cookies (my Nana’s recipe) have always been the sign of Christmas in my family.  I find them delicious when cooked to perfection, like tender little brownies, but a mere 30 seconds overdone and they are dry and tasteless.  They are quite finicky, but none the less worth it. Martha has a crackle cookie recipe here  and while it is vastly different from the one I use, it looks as though it yields the same results.

I havent been on this space in months.  So much has happened.  We moved away from London, back to the deserts of Arizona and  I am expecting another baby.  I have been so busy setting up this new life, and dealing the the rest requirements pregnancy always inflicts on me, that I have had no interest or time for this space.  However, today, I felt the urge to update.  

These crackle cookies (my Nana’s recipe) have always been the sign of Christmas in my family.  I find them delicious when cooked to perfection, like tender little brownies, but a mere 30 seconds overdone and they are dry and tasteless.  They are quite finicky, but none the less worth it. Martha has a crackle cookie recipe here  and while it is vastly different from the one I use, it looks as though it yields the same results.


Théodore Rousseau, Sunset in the Auvergne (detail), 1844 (x)
Théodore Rousseau, Sunset in the Auvergne (detail), 1844 (x)

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