Art from desk clean up October 25, 2010 In trying to clean up my desk I came across this canvas that I had started but never finished. Slowly I’ve been adding to it over the last 3 days and when I got the blue paint mixed up I had a lot left so now I have 3 boxes drying along with two more canvases. When I get the desk finally cleaned I should end up a lot of finished work. I’m pretty happy with how this one turned with all the layers and a row of sparkles. I tried to use only materials from my desk so it was all pieces parts that I’ve tried to use up. Scot October 17, 2010 Today is my brother’s birthday and while I might be biased I think he’s fairly awesome. He and my Dad the day before his wedding. Snuggling a bunny (mine to be fair) at Starbucks. He and I at 6th floor museum. In a few weeks we’ll be heading up to Missouri to visit him and his family. It’s my nephew’s first birthday and while I can’t believe my little brother has a baby it’s been awesome to watch him grow up and see him with his own family. They’re all pretty awesome as well. Happy Birthday, I love you! Best Ice Cream October 10, 2010 Lately I’ve been getting a lot of Border’s coupons for 40% and I typically use these to feed my cookbook addiction. My last fix included The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. And it didn’t disappoint! This was in progress Then the perfect scoop(s). I added in marshmallows and toasted almonds turning it into Rocky Road. Beyond tasty. I made Rolland vanilla with actual vanilla beans (go figure) to which he added almonds (untoasted) and dried cherries. But since he was impatient to let his chill I put his in the fancy maker that has the compressor while mine was in the more old school frozen bowl maker. Ice cream turned out great with both so no super fancy equipment really required. I have a blood orange sorbet recipe that sounds super tasty as well. Halloween at Canton October 10, 2010 I took an unintentional hiatus on blogging but I’ve been stocking up on the photos and outings so I should be back in the blogging saddle! So I’ll just jump right back in. 🙂 Since I’ve signed up for Artsy Mama’s swap I’ve been thinking about all things Halloween. Turns out, I’m right on schedule according to the dealers in Canton. Here are a few pics of the awesome Halloween merchandising they had going on. So this one isn’t really Halloween but I love the neon arrow pointing to the fudge sign. As if we needed a sign! My friend Bo (the girl) and I made the trek out to Canton. She’s a lifelong DFW girl and had never been before so I felt duty bound to make sure she had the full experience including roast corn and the giant corn dog. We had a terrific time! I highly recommend it most anytime although I try to avoid the hottest months of the summer since the thousands of people crowding into the barns can make it even more sweltering and as I’m a delicate flower it’s just not for me. Next post, best ice cream. Ever!