I used a green crayon for today’s drawing, from a photo taken by my husband.


Guest Post: The Dilemma

My mother, Gayle Thompson, is sharing her amazing creative artistry with us today. Thanks, Mom!

Titled: The Dilemma by Gayle Thompson. Made with Paper

Together on a Limb

At one point, I actually remember taking a stack of old headshots out of the garbage and returning them to a pile of stuff in my closet. My friends and family will tell you that I keep a tidy home, but my husband will say you enter Sarah’s closet at your own risk. And this is why, somewhere beneath the drafts of stories, old diaries and sketchbooks are hidden gems just waiting to be dusted off and reborn into something new. Here is another old headshot re-creation. 

Cut up pieces of old headshots glued to wood.

Happy Birthday Grandma

In honor of my grandmother’s birthday, I’m posting a portrait I did of Gma from one of my favorite photos of her. She is and has always been an inspiration for me. I love you, Grandma. Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

Watercolor using two colors.

Foodie Sunday: Veggie Wraps

Dear Followers,

I apologize for missing our Foodie Friday this week, but hopefully these delicious veggie wraps will make up for it.

These yummy veggie wraps were discovered by my clever sister, Gretchen. Here’s the recipe. Load up a spinach-flavored tortilla with the following ingredients:

chopped carrots, tomatoes, kale

sliced and sauteed portabella mushrooms


feta cheese

hummus (use a dollop of hummus to seal the wrap)

onion compote (see below)

garnish with sea salt potato chips

For Red Onion Compote:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups beer
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan add 1/2 cup water, beer, brown sugar, and red onions. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 1 hour or until the mixture has thickened and has reduced to about 2 cups. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool completely.

Squirrelly Poe: The End

Then Poe looked up

and saw a curious crowd,

and never ever has a

squirrel felt so proud!

Squirrelly Poe: Page 6


Poe loved the music,

the sounds from the stump,

the thump, the bump

and the wibbity wump.

Squirrelly Poe: Page 5

Poe banged and bopped

and beat on his drums.

He played so hard

he blistered his thumbs!

Squirrelly Poe: Page 4

This is a continuation of the children’s book, Squirrelly Poe, that my sister and I wrote and illustrated.

Poe gathered two sticks

that fell from a tree.

He grabbed some acorns,

one, two and three.

Foodie Friday: Spring Fling Cake

This is the most scrumptious cake ever, and it seems kind of healthy because of all the fruit. Any celebrations coming up? Try this one.

Gretchen, my sis, decorated this cake and got the idea from a bakery called The Market at Larimer Square in Denver. The recipe can be found online. Enjoy!

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