Friday, September 13, 2019

Have You Ever Wondered if Your Child is an Artist?

Here's an easy way to tell!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie

What's actually happening here?

The layers: 
1. Graham crackers and butter
2. Cream cheese, sour cream, peanut butter and coconut sugar
3. Chocolate liqueur with butter and coconut sugar, plus magic (otherwise I can't explain how that turned into the amazing kind of chocolate drizzle that turns crispy when chilled-- every time I've ever TRIED to make it come out like that, it hasn't)
4. Blobs of whipped cream
5. More of 3)

There was no measuring and no cooking. 
Whoooooa but it was amazing. Sometimes everything just comes together. What else can I say.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Checking in: 2019

Hey, that's quite an accomplishment! I've now missed an entire year. Why was that? I dunno, there's no fresh inspiration to report.

I've been working on organizing stuff on my hard drive, with the intention to go back and catch up on my posts.  It's quite a mess. After my escape I used various old computers and the photos piled from one hasty, badly-organized backup to another. At this point, I'm thinking of giving up on 2018 and start fresh right now, posting the photos as I locate them! That causes a risk of overlapping-- posting the same old stuff twice-- but the other risk is of never catching up and never posting in my blog again. 

Here's today's random inspiration.  I went googling a phrase I heard long ago in the context of showjumping-- a rider said it. You can't admit the possibility of failure, or there's always that hesitation, and the fear causes the failure.

The quote is, "Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow."

And I found this lovely blog post--

Which addresses the worry, "But what if it doesn't work out?"

Right.  But what if it does?