Monday, July 20, 2009


Today I went berry picking in the backyard. We have wild raspberries growing all over the place. When we first moved, I was suspicious of eating wild foods. But then I finally tried one and ummm! They were good! And I didn't die. So we eat them every year. Now because of all the rain we have a bumper crop of them:

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sauce Surprise

I was making my own pasta sauce this week. As I opened one of the cans, what do I see on the lid but this:

It was like, instant art! Instant joy! A happy face in a can of tomato paste! Could you imagine if it had been a likeness of someone we all knew? I think it was telling me I need to lighten up and laugh more. Or it could be a random pattern of sauce that just happens to look like a smiley face, since none of the other cans I opened had that pattern. I just had to snap a photo for proof.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July, all!

Had a great time yesterday at the Kutztown Amish festival in PA with family and a friend. The quilts there were amazing. We walked around and saw all the sights. Dancing, crafts, craftsmen making all sorts of things, all kinds of food, live music, and a nice play area and petting zoo for the kids. They even had a horse drawn carousel! I really enjoyed the festival. It inspired me to continue doing my artwork.