Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Here is an excellent tutorial from last year to go along with this video tutorial.
The finished project inside.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
She ended up like this and should be familiar to you. She left here as a piece of mail art in a most "stupendous" way.
More art this week.
Never made it to the think tank.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I have other things to show and tell and so maybe we will have a busy weekend here at All Norah'S Art.
I'm also thinking about spending a little while on my think tank. I miss it. I haven't been on it since this happened. My knee and rear-end finally feel OK. But I'm not going to do the whole nine-yards. Just the one house yard which shouldn't take too long. But first I get to paint because I'm itching to do that. So here I go.
Expect more face painting and thank you for your comments,
Friday, March 20, 2009
The color that I'm using is Golden heavy body Transparent Red Iron Oxide and Titanium White. I am painting on cardboard that I have collaged papers on and added a light layer of gesso before painting.
Enjoy and expect part three. Wish me time to paint this weekend because I'm planning on it and you know I'll show you when I do.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Updating other news. My Internet service at home is finally up as of yesterday afternoon.
My Mother in law is settling in and having mostly good days and good nights although still confused a lot. All your words of encouragement, support and advise was so appreciated. Thank you. I was home until noon today and she is scrubbed and shined by me from top to toe.
My floors are blessed and my dinner is ready to put in the oven. I'm thinking I will maybe do a little painting tonight. I have an idea for inspiration but I will need to go get some fortune cookies first. Maybe I can do that on my way home.
Enough for now,
Expect another video shortly,
Monday, March 16, 2009
The first six who buy anything from my shop and come back to my comments and tell me you did will get:
A 5 x 5 print of "Giggle"
A beautiful Napkin for collage
An ink jet collage sheet of butterflies
Hello, my name is Sharon and I'm addicted to blogging.
So, I have been at home a lot lately and without internet service. The first morning, I wasted (cleaning house). The second morning I decided I needed to rethink and regroup and reorganize my time. It occurred to me that I'm always fretting inside myself about not being at home and not having time at home to do what I want to do. The third day, I started working on prints that I wanted to offer in a 5 x 7 format. They are all beautiful and ready to ship because I expect that you will find one that you love. Also, my mission was to share in a very affordable way so I hope you will check out the new listings.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I have too many roosters! I happen to catch them preening and crowing early the other morning as I looked out my kitchen window and wanted to share.
I have a lot of news. Some of it more that you wish to know but it will explain my silence. Maybe. I'll be as brief as possible.
First of all, as of last Monday, my dear husband's 90 year old Mother is living with us. Actually, she lived alone much longer than she should have and so it's time. When you are 90 years old and find yourself away from home and familiar surroundings, you may become very disoriented. She has. Therefore, even though she had been living alone, we cannot leave her alone now. Our routine has changed. Some mornings, I'm staying with her and then come to the office and switch with my dh at noon. This means my blogging-from-the-desk time has been greatly diminished.
The other thing which should be temporary is MY INTERNET SERVICE AT HOME HAS CRASHED. Yes, this disturbs me and I was screaming indeed. It is the service not my computer and hopefully tomorrow, Monday, something will be done about that. In the meantime, because I am so addicted to emails, comments, and blogging, I am at the office on Sunday afternoon to catch up a little.
I will tell you that (without internet) my house is cleaner and I'm amazed at the time I have to do those things and obviously the time I have devoted to internet. But I don't care. I hope it gets fixed tomorrow. It makes me happy.
I won't manage to get around to say hi and thank you and see what your doing for a while but just know that I love hearing from all of you and it warms my heart to read from Kate and Aida that they have made Tree Flags. And hearing from Painter girl that she made the soup and her husband thought is might be the best she ever made....well I'm still smiling. I so appreciate ever single comment always always always. Especially now. If any of you have found yourself with a 90 year old mother in law.....any tips you have will be wonderful.
Expect a great week ahead,
So, I don't go around looking for hearts. Sure I notice them but I'm not on the lookout for them. Really. Tonight we are having potato soup because we heart potato soup and it is raining and I just keep stuff on hand for such a soup when I haven't planned for any other thing. That would be tonight. I guess you couldn't say that I haven't planned because I'm planning it right now.
It is so delish that I thought I would share my concoction. Here is what I do:
I take a slab of sliced bacon and turn it on edge and slice through the slices about 1/4 inch apart and use about 2 inches off the slab of bacon. Are you confused? For me it is just the easiest way to dice some bacon for the pot. Throw the bacon in the pot on med heat. Dice 1/2 of a medium onion and throw into the pot of bacon cooking. Dice about 5 medium potatoes and throw them into the pot as you dice them. Each time you add a potato, stir the sizzling pot of bacon, onions, and potatoes. I like to cook the potatoes this way before adding the liquid. I think the potatoes absorb all the bacon and onion flavors. Add one can of chicken broth which is just enough to cover this amount of potatoes. I do not add water. Cover the pot and let them cook for 10 or 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Add one can of whole baby clams and one can of evaporated milk. Turn the heat down and then off as soon as the soup gets hot. Do not boil after adding the milk. Salt and pepper to taste.
And that's what were having.
Expect it to be delicious,
PS this serves 2 fat people who eat a little more than they should
Monday, March 09, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
This is the new/premier issue of Somerset Apprentice which I was so excited to have an article published in. Again, speaking for myself, I think Apprentice will become one of their best-selling magazines. I hope you get a chance to check it out. I promise you will not be disappointed. Everything about it is superb. Their layouts, the photography, and of course the how-to articles by the artist. I can't wait to try some of the new things gleaned from this issue.