Thursday, November 18, 2010

Baked Apples

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
6 Apples. (I used 3, 1lb honeycrisp apples this time)
2 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 teaspoon size pieces
1 cup apple juice
6 springs fresh mint(optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

Peel and core apples, making sure not to puncture the bottom of the apples so that the juices will remain. Fill each cavity with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Top each apple with a teaspoon of butter. Place apples in a casserole dish and pour apple juice around them. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from heat, garnish with fresh mint(if using), and serve.

Artwork Continued

Jack Skellington

Cherry Blossom

Koi Fish

Flower Abstract

1982, the year I was born.

Monochromatic Painting using one of my Visual Multiplication Designs

Self Portrait

"I would die for that"

Abstract Drawing in the showcase. I have made the Showcase 3 times!

Hey Sugar, Hey Cupcake!

Sketches in Journal of Self Portrait. Used to pick best composition for final design.



Some Art Work

One of the reason's I haven't been posting much and also haven't been sewing and crocheting as much as I would like to is because I have been going to school the last 13 weeks, I have 3 weeks left in the semester. Anyway, I have been taking 2D Foundations, a class required since I am an Art Major and thought that I would share some of my work. I have posted it all on facebook and most of them are taken with my phone so it's not great quality. Anyway, here they are.

This is an Asymmetrical Piece using cut outs from a 4 1/2" square.

This is the Symmetrical Design using the same method.

Zentangle (click to enlarge)

Compartmented Design using an object with positive and negative space. My object is a garlic press.

Thumbnail sketches used to get the foundation for the Compartmented Design

Thumbnail sketches of my camera.

Journal Entry; Something that means a lot to me

Journal Entry; A photo that means a lot to me.

Positive and Negative Space

Elements and Principles of Art

Circle of Life Flower

Circle of Life Flower

Circle of Life Flower

3 Symmetrical Designs

Visual Multiplication Design(click to enlarge)

Graphite Powder and Charcoal sketch using "wipe away method"

Illustrating Silence

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day!

On November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps. was born. We celebrate all of the years, traditions, history and all the sacrifices many have given. To all Marines from past and present, Happy Birthday! Semer Fidelis!

Today, we celebrate all branches of the United States Military. Veterans Day is a salute to the ones who selflessly devoted their time and lives to the United States Military so that we could be free.

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations." - President Woodrow Wilson.

There are a lot of Veterans in my family. My grandfather was in the United States Marine Corps. All of his brothers were also Marines, some veterans of the Korean War. My other Grandfather was in the United States Air Force and served during the period of World War II. I am very proud of my family's sacrifice and selflessness in order to provide me with freedom.

Today, I thank all of the men and women who have fought for my freedom. I also pray for the families of those who are still fighting and for their safe return. Never forget those who have lost their lives while serving for your freedom! Thank a Veteran today!!!

*click to enlarge

My Grandfather in the United States Marine Corps. First Recruit Battalion, Platoon 349 - Parris Island, SC on September 17th 1954.

My Grandpa is in the Second row from the bottom, Second from the right.

My Pappaw and Mammaw after they got married. =)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Baby Blanket

Made this for Ryan's cousin. She and her husband had their first baby back in May. It's taken me a while to post it, because I've been really busy with school. Anyway, here it is.