Little Things: Part 1

I love this photo so much, so I want to paint it as a watercolor. First, I’m going to sketch it in pencil and then add color. Here’s the first draft.

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The Little Things

Lil C took me on a walk yesterday. We stopped at a bridge, took off our shoes and dipped our toes in the cold stream. My Lil C always reminds me how to enjoy the little things.

My mom made this outfit that LiL C is wearing. So cute, Mom!

Foodie Friday: Apricot Cobbler

This is my kind of dessert, a la mode, of course!

20120727-193453.jpgI put in fresh apricots, cut the sugar in this recipe and added a few plums.

 

Just Peachy

There’s no better fruit than a perfect peach, and that is what arrived in our summer fruit share last week.

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Foodie Friday: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

When our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box arrived, I was overwhelmed by the amount of veggies and fruit, so I took a little bit of almost every veggie and threw it together in a stir fry. When in doubt, throw it in, not out.

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Sweet Homecoming

As it turns out, traveling doesn’t always lend itself to being creative every day. Between auditions and delving into scripts and preparing and developing characters, my life has been creative in a different way than I can normally illustrate on My Daily Creative. I have to say, the best part about going away is coming home to my sweet family.

Here is a pencil drawing of a photo that Mr. B took of me and Lil C.

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Guest Post: Unicorn

This is one of my favorite drawings that my Grandma drew for me as a little girl. Today, before I hung it up in Lil C’s room, I showed it to her and told her that Great Grandma drew it for me, and it used to hang in my room. Lil C gasped and said, “A unicorn!” Then she kissed the drawing, gave it a quick pet, and pranced away. Grandma, you’re an inspiration!

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Pastel.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

I was looking through some old photos and came across this one Mr. B took at sunrise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The original photo is much better than I could recreate with my drawing, but it was nice to relive that magical moment while I was sketching on my IPad.

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Foodie Saturday: Cookie Mountain

Are cookies okay for breakfast as long as there’s oatmeal in them?

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I tweaked the Quaker Oats Oatmeal Raisin Cookies as follows:
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
1cup chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars
3. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well
4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
5. Add oats and chocolate chips
6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
Makes about 4 dozen

Who’s Looking at You?

Joel Sartore takes absolutely stunning photographs of animals. I drew a picture from a photograph he took of this snowy owl.

Pencil.

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