My Minted Design

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

5 Step Dinner

Today I thought I would share a quick and easy recipe/meal with you.
When I was a little girl this is one of my favorite meals mom would make. 
Tuna Salad and Rice Pilaf
  1. canned tuna in water
  2. mayonaise
  3. lettuce
  4. onion
  5. minute rice
  6. no egg yolk noodles
  7. chicken broth
  8. olive oil
  9. salt & pepper
 Step 1.
Add a couple tablespoons of olive oil to pan. Brown egg noodles. Careful not to use to much heat. Gently toss in oil until most have brown areas.
Step 2. Add 2 cups Chicken Broth.

Step 3. Add 2 cups Minute Rice.

Step 4. Turn heat up to medium. Cover and steam until rice is tender.

Step 5. In large bowl. Tear one head lettuce into bite size pieces. Drain tuna and add to bowl. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cups mayo, depending on taste. salt & pepper. Stir together.

And you have a meal!
Enjoy ;0)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Inspiration Card Swap

I'm working on a deck of cards for a card swap with a soul sister Jessica Brogan, in the e-course we are taking.

 I discovered an artist whom I am very captivated by, Flora Bowley. So I decided to create this Inspiration Deck by intuitive painting. It can be thought provoking but I'm trying not to put to much thought in them and just make them beautiful.  Earlier I stopped by the thrift store to pick up a couple of books to use the pages in some art. Hadn't even thought about the cards today, but I found a book called "The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking". Wow how perfect is that, right? and all books were on sale for a quarter.

                               It's funny how things come together. The resources are always there.
 This is just the beginning of the deck. I have to add the words and the other finishing touches.Then I will send them off to Texas where they will be separated into other decks for all who participated in the swap.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

From Old to New- My Studio

This is where we began.  I had art classes here for 7 years.  
You can see some boxes of art. Of course it didn't 
look like this, but notice the old walls and floor.
I had this shop so many different colors over the years. Do you see the bright green. At one time the entire shop was that color, with accents of purple and pink.
We found beautiful old paneling under the pegboard and painted a lovely old creamy white.

The very back wall is where the barn was built.

Construction begins.

                                         The left side is where my office was, it is now the coop.
                          I love the moss on the door. I'm hoping to keep it alive with a gentle mist.

 I think a woodpecker was saving some seeds. I have never seen a woodpecker hole up close. It isn't round, it's more like a wedge. Very interesting. This post is now the legs to a table.
 The barn wood for this half of the barn is from a barn which was over 100 years old. It was going to be torn down and burnt. Actually came from the family of the Hatfields and McCoys fued. This is from the McCoy's side.