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Margarita Cupcakes and Margarita Icing
June 7, 2010, 3:47 pm
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Trying out this format for a recipe post. Let me know if it’s too hard to read or something like that. I’m not happy that linked images appear in red boxes, but I cannot figure out where to turn that off :(.
Margarita Frosting


February 22, 2010, 5:22 pm
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I’m still not over this flu, but this definitely made me smile today.

Style School, fear, and a little more color…
February 11, 2010, 2:28 am
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I really wanted to take a metal clay class at a local arts center here, but it filled up before I could register. Instead, I signed up for Style School. I’ve really enjoyed the projects so far. (I have pictures of some of  them, but I only seem to take them in poor lighting conditions so I’ll have to remedy that soon!) I really enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) building my notebook (Style File) for the class. The most recent projects have been a huge challenge when it comes to making them my own and working my own style  into them. The questions raised by those projects and the Style File have made me recognize how often I let my fears control what I show and explore. In literature and art, I often appreciate vulnerability and openness, which makes it a tad odd (IMHO) that I find it very difficult to be open and  honest about what I enjoy or want to try.  For example, I’ve noticed that I avoided color schemes or motifs that I thought would make me seem childish or young despite enjoying them. (I’ll spare you my analysis on why, in the past, I’ve tried to avoid those particular adjectives because it’s long-winded.) Noticing that pattern though, has given me a little push to try a little less judgement and a little more variety and I am pleased with the results.
Style School Student BadgeAny Style School readers?

Aww, Snap: Food Photos 2009
January 28, 2010, 2:38 am
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If you have trouble identifying any foods, have questions, or want recipes let me know!

New Year 2010
December 31, 2009, 4:08 pm
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I have a house full of people and instead I’m here at work with a desk full of jobs and tasks. It’s okay though, because I get to spend tonight with wonderful people.
Happy New Year to you all!

What are you resolving to do in the coming year and/or decade?
I’m definitely resolving to post more often.
Stay safe tonight.

AEDM Catch Up List
November 20, 2009, 12:23 pm
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My camera has decided that it’s not going to work anymore. It decided this about a month after my nicer digital camera bit the dust. It’s very frustrating. Work has pretty much taken all of my time lately and any energy has been zapped by the dog’s allergy issues and personal things. I’ve made time for art, but it’s been uninspired and pretty boring. I’m sorry this list won’t include photos. I’m going to see how scanning works for some of the paper crafts.
5th Drawing, pens and inks
6th Painting
7th Knitting
8th Embroidery
9th Knitting
10th Embroidery
11th Collage
12th Movement Sketches
13th Photo work with pens and brushes
14th Knitting
15th Design sketches for clothing, guitar
16th Drawing, doodles, sketches, photos
17th Photos/illustrations
18th Digital collage
19th Typography collage

AEDM photo
November 7, 2009, 6:29 pm
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Here’s a quick photo of my knitting. You can kind of see my fingerless glove and my knitted garland/scarf.
DSCF0315Still need to photograph my drawings and the crap-tastic painting.

Yesterday, I didn’t do much. I tried to draw some more and got a couple sketches started but didn’t make much progress on them. Tonight, i’m working on prototypes of creatures for some stuffed animals and some multi-layered stencils for fabric.