Tag Archives: oil

The Cutest Meal I’ve Ever Eaten

From the moment I saw my roommate’s Hello Kitty waffle maker two weeks ago I’ve been wanting to use it. Today I finally got my hands on it.

And yeah, she’s got the toaster too. She’s basically the most awesome person ever.

Luckily I had a chocolate bar in my freezer so I was able to make chocolate chip waffles. We created a sort of peanut butter waffle too. They definitely were not bad.

I butchered the first batch but, I eventually got the hang of it. If I didn’t love pancakes and waffles so much I would say they were too cute to eat.

I’m so glad I finally had a free day without homework or studying, not only to make waffles but to finally finished a painting I’ve been working on and start another one.

Acrylic on canvas.

Oil on canvas.

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Nailed It

Breakfast and doing my nails and filling out paper work, I do this far too often. It’s almost my daily routine. Now thanks to a tip from a friend I learned how to transfer magazine clippings to my nails.

You’ll need rubbing alcohol, nail polish. clear polish, and a magazine.

Okay, first paint your nails, any colour will do. let them dry. Now cut down pieces from the magazine that will fit on your nail and soak them in the rubbing alcohol. Then you’ll place them on your nail, let it dry. Once it’s dry wet it again with the alcohol and slowly peel off the paper. It should leave then ink behind. now just paint a clear coat over it and you’re done.

And no post is complete unless I’ve shamelessly inserted one of my own paintings. This was a birthday gift for a friend, I know it’s weird but it’s an inside joke so trust me it’s not super weird.

A Time To Tan

Pale, fair-skinned, delicate, porcelain, glow-in-the-dark, pasty, whatever you want to call it, it’s what I am.

Every summer while everyone else’s skin is dropping a few shades after an hour of sun exposure. While mine shows barely any change in colour after a week at the beach.

It’s fine, I accept it. While the rest of you beautiful people have wrinkles and skin cancer in ten years I’ll be the one mocking you for not wearing the SPF 70 sunscreen made for infants.

While on the subject of beautiful people, my grandmother’s birthday is today. Happy birthday Gammy!  For her birthday I painted a picture of her from an old black and white photograph.

I’ve got to say, Gammy was a babe. And I adore her dress, it’s so cute.

This isn’t oil on masonite like the rest of my paintings, it’s acrylic on canvas.

A Gift That Gives Back

Name two of the best things that can happen to you before 12 a.m.

If you said have a Thai brunch made for you to eat with friends then getting a huge gift you are correct!

I love being home again and being able to spend more time with the friends I have missed so much. Over brunch at my friend’s house she gave me an easel and paints she’d had for a while and never used.

With the gift that she has given me, I decided to give her a few paintings in return. At the end of the summer she with be leaving for college, so these will be a combination of a thank you/going away/graduation gift. I’ve only finished one so far.

Since this is a food blog as well as an art blog I have to throw these pictures in.


Orange And Blue

Orange and blue; it’s the colours of the University of Florida and the colours of this blog post. I’ve got a new painting and a new recipe.

This painting was done most in blue and grey hues. I really love the colours the tin can reflect, especially when it’s rusting.

I found this recipe for Moroccan Carrots on this website: http://www.fresh365online.com/recipes/2010/9/13/moroccan-carrots.html

I can barely cook anything, but these are way easy to make and way delicious.

Spring Is Creeping In

I finished one of my first colour oil paintings. The subject: food.

I know that during winter you are supposed to eat a lot of soup and hot chocolate, in fall you eat turkey, pies, and cider, and for summer it’s citrus and ice cream.

But what should I be eating in the spring?

Seriously, someone tell me.

This is an example of a summer food and, even though I associate citrus with the hot weather, it’s in season basically all the time here in Florida.

Super Cupcakes, Super Bowl

Sunday is a day for so many delightful things. A day of church services, Sunday brunches and once a year it means Super Bowl Sunday.

I’ll start with brunch. What’s not to like about an extra meal in the day? Or is brunch supposed to take the place of breakfast and lunch?

Now for the Super Bowl, Kaitlynn and I made cupcakes. If you haven’t heard of the Fun Stuff Cupcake book then you need to check it out. This is the best cupcakes recipe.

  • Cookie dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and freeze while preparing batter
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into bowl. Beat butter in separate bowl with mixer about 2 minutes. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Add sour cream and water to butter mixture alternating with flour mixture; beat until blended. Fill non-stick muffin pans with the batter then place a cookie dough ball into each cup.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes.

Due to lack of caffeine and lack of sleep I was exhausted by the end of the game. I felt like death. Speaking of death this is my fist oil painting I did recently in my painting class. And yes I am looking for any excuse to add my art work into this post.