Saturday, February 22, 2014

:) Happy Art-Birthday to Me

It's been seven years...
I took my first art lesson seven years ago.
I kept painting.
Eventually I called myself a painter.
I kept painting.
Finally I call myself an artist.

Here's to those first "Summer Trees."

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What Rhymes with Orange?

What rhymes with orange?


Some words are annoying; they refuse to rhyme!
It shouldn't be allowed; it should be a crime!

Roses are red, violets are purple...
... hmmm
Roses are red, lilies are orange...
Roses are red, bells are silver...
Roses are red, a poem has rhythm...
Roses are red, of course, what else...
... but
Roses are red, a ring is a circle...
... uh
Roses are red, like beautiful music...
... un-uh
Roses are red, like the heart of a woman...
... really
Roses are red, I'll smile for a month...
... still no
Roses are red, so don't cause chaos...
... forget it

Roses are red, violets are blue,
Words that rhyme are the ones I'll stick to.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lime Slices

Do you Pinterest?

I'm not addicted, but I look around every so often.  You never know what tip you might come across!  

One of my favorite Pinterest  posts was for "lime cubes." I bought a bag of limes at Sam's (so you know it was a huge bag 'cause everything from Sam's comes in huge quantities). These limes were gorgeous so I took a bunch of pictures of them. ("Splash of Lime" was the first painting to come from this bag.) Next, I cut them and squeezed all the juice into ice trays. Now, when I want a little lime flavor, I just add a lime cube!  Thanks Pinterest!