Thursday, July 30, 2015

Latest Commissions

When summertime roles around, I want to spend the time with my kiddo doing summer-like things. That typically means... less time painting. Especially since kiddo will be heading off to a formal school this year [after over 6 years of homeschooling]... we are taking in every second of summertime fun as we can!

But... I have done some commissions and I wanted to share them with y'all!

A pair of gentle, soothing, and splashes of  PINK! Add in glam elements of gold and silver leafing... simply divine!

Acrylic and Gold Leaf on 30" x 40" Canvas | La Isla Bonita

Acrylic and Silver Leaf on 36" x 48" Canvas Framed in Silver Wood Frame | The Flamingo Kid

And earlier in the summer, I had the priviledge of completing some commissioned pieces for Shay Geyer partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings for an Abbe Homes Show Home in Lubbock, Texas. Her and her team took 1st place for Interior Design at the Parade of Homes! Congrats!

Acrylic and Silver Leaf on 48" x 60" Canvas Framed in Black Wood Frame | Hangin' Tough

Acrylic on 36" x 48" Canvas Framed in Gold Wood Frame | Seasons Change

Hope you keep on enjoying your SUMMER.... it's going by way too quickly!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

RECIPE: Watermelon Salad

Just in time for that summer picnic.... summer dessert.... or  a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g summer!

LOVE watermelon, especially, during the summertime.

I always recall sweet memories of sticky fingers and a messy face.

Now as an adult.... the very elegant lady that I am {ahem}...

I don't really go for the sticky fingers and messy face anymore.

So, here is a more elegant, but yet refreshing way to enjoy this favorite summertime treat!


3-4 cups seeded and cubed watermelon
1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
4 Tablespoons chopped mint
1 tsp cracked black pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon white balsamic vinegar {regular balsamic vinegar may be used}

* Sea Salt as desired for topping
* Feta Cheese for garnish {I did not have any on hand}

1. Prepare watermelon, cherry tomatoes and mint as directed.

2. Mix olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and cracked pepper in a small bowl.

3. Toss together all ingredients in large bowl.

4. Top with Sea Salt and Feta Cheese as desired and enjoy!

EASY-PEASY and....


Perfect for a summertime snack, as a side salad or as an elegant dish that won't get your fingers sticky and your face messy!