First up I want to share a bit of eye-candy from Flora Bowley. She is the author of Brave Intuitive Painting-Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold! Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style. She also has a blog, Bloom True, where she shares tons of beautiful art in this post and 3 others.
More about the Quarry book:
Adopt a spontaneous, bold, and fearless approach to painting as a process of discovery—one that results in lush and colorful finished works that will beg to be displayed. This inspiring and encouraging book for both novice and experienced painters shows how to create colorful, exciting, and expressive paintings through a variety of techniques, combining basic, practical painting principles with innovative personal self-expression.
A recipe for Cinnamon Roasted Cauliflower.
Rock Paper Ink
Instuments of communication.
One of my favorite treats, candied ginger dipped in chocolate. It's easy to make, and a great holiday gift!
Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy takes a look at the wave of hand-made toy drives going on right now and considers the needs of her own community as well.
How to Create a Cheery Folk Art Angel Ornament
Make several of these jute ribbon angels to represent friends or family members. You can even let the kids draw on the faces themselves; just be sure to date their art!
Info on my Workshop, "Embrace the Day"!
Never too late to join, and we would love to have you!
Knitting Patterns for Beginners
Are you just getting started with knitting? Check out this round-up of easy knitting patterns for beginners over at CraftFoxes.
Mixed Media Artist
Think you don't have enough time left to make any decorations or gifts? Wrong!!
My Family's Homemade Ornament Exchange
Cherie shows off some of the homemade ornaments her family has made in their exchange.