Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween


Halloween Past:Reluctant Bunny, possibly 1994 or 1995

Reluctant Bunny

Kiddos grow up so fast.

Glampire, 2003, before a school dance

HalloBandBall Vampire 2003

and After... pooped Glampire

HalloBandBall - Vampire Melted 2003

Now I have to wait for grandbabies.

I said wait! I can do that!

For a few more years!!

Graduate college, get married first!!

Geeze, see what a trip down memory lane gets ya!

IF: Trick or Treat

IF:trick or treat
copyright 2007 Dawn
colored pencil
100 lb bristol board

This is also my submission for Illustration Friday: Trick or Treat

Have a safe evening!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Comstock Covered Bridge

AC:Comstock Bridge
copyright 2007 Dawn

ACEO 2.5x3.5
color pencil
100 lb. bristol board
I belong to a group of very talented artists, The Artist Confluence. I am rather new to the group. Challenges are held a couple times a year and I was finally able to complete one.

We were to all work off the same photograph and give our interpretation, our choice for size, support, and medium.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tater Tot Casserole

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Tator Tot Casserole... you say Tater and I'll say Tator , either way it's yummy good.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Spray Pam in casserole dish or dutch oven

1 lb lean ground beef
1 small bag tater tots
1 small box frozen peas, thawed (English peas for those in Texas)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk ( I use skim)

Layer ground beef on the bottom of dish, place tots on top of beef, then the peas, mix milk with soup and pour that on top, spreading to cover.

Place in oven uncovered for 45 minutes or until ground beef is cooked to your liking.

Variations: green beans instead of peas.

I used canned peas for years but I prefer frozen peas, thawed, much better flavor.

This dish is even better as leftovers, warmed in oven or microwave.

Tater Tot Casserole with Peas

(Originally posted on my farm kitchen blog on July 17, 2005)

Friday, October 26, 2007

I was kidnapped by Pirates!!

is the answer I give when asked where did you go.
It sounds so much better than all the drama that became my life for this past season.
But as the saying goes.
This to shall pass. And dog gone it.






Copyright 2007 Dawn
ACEO 2.5x3.5 inches
color pencil
100 lb. bristol board

See all better!

I have had at least one blog since 2002. Started with an anonymous one. Then the farm blog, which spun off the cooking one, craft one, photography one... then the Art one (this one) and the Writing one. And a couple more. Crazy, huh?

Remember back when we all had one blog, then the pendulum swung and most of us had several blogs or a "more" link to keep reading.... then back it swung to having one blog and now it seems anything goes.

Knitting and cooking blogs were and still are a big thing.

But OH MY I have found so many adorable Home/Cottage/Romantic Decor blogs. I was just giddy seeing all these talented women's homes. Like a mega home tour. For Free!!

And giveaways, whoa, how about those. Awesome.

Only one thing puzzles me. Not many bloggers using Blogrolling. What's up with that?

I will be as soon as I get settled in again. A lot going on and with NaNoWriMo right around the corner. If I work on my blogroll now... all I will do is read Your Blogs and not finish again this year.

Motto for 2007 NaNoWriMo.... write first, read others later. Like in December.

PS. To those that used to read the Farm blog.... Kiddo is doing well. Me, too.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

IF: Open

Title:Open Seas

The Gulf 2006
size: 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.
support: watercolor paper
medium: colored pencil

The Open Sea was my first thought when I read the topic.

I've been out of pocket way to long. Seems appropriate that Open would be my return post to Illustration Friday in a long, long time.

A lot of changes in blogger while I was away from posting on my blog. Please bear with me over the next few days while I figure out all the new to me bells and whistles.