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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Basil and Aged Balsamic

I got this recipe from a blog. I wish i could remember which one! It's oh-so-good!!! We ate it over a salad but it would also make a wonderful snack or appetizer.


* 16 thin slices of pancetta if you cannot find sliced pancetta easily, prosciutto will work just fine
* 2 medium freestone peaches-halved, pitted and cut into 8 wedges each
* Salt and freshly ground pepper
* 16 basil leaves
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* Aged balsamic vinegar, for drizzling


1. Lay the pancetta slices out on a work surface. Set a peach wedge at the edge of each slice, season with salt and pepper and top with a basil leaf. Roll up the pancetta to enclose the peaches.

2. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil. Add half of the wrapped peaches and cook over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until the pancetta is browned and crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a platter and repeat with the remaining peaches.

3. Lightly drizzle the peaches with aged balsamic vinegar and serve

Monday, July 26, 2010

We've all got our monsters...

Sometimes they're more afraid of us then we are of them...

Give your monster a hug today.

From the sketchbook

I drew her this weekend modeling her features upon those learned in willowings world of whimsey course. Then I was teaching a friend how to use her new water soluable crayons so I colored and shaded.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

You make my heart sing...

It's just dawned on me that I've never posted this picture. It was intentional at the time. It was a gift. It was a surprise. I didn't want anyone seeing it before He did.

But then... I forgot.

Until recently, when I saw it hanging in His office. :) So here it is. It's a small canvas (though the dimensions escape me right at this moment).

Friday, July 9, 2010

She hears the songbird sing deep within her soul...

Cleaning out our barn last weekend, preparing for this weekends Barn Lowering, I stumbled upon a few finds. Among them some cool rusty bits of metal (perfect for future assemblage projects), an empty keg barrel (aka my future fountain in our Zen Garden), broken metal fan blades (also to be part of the fountain, forming an industrial whirligig), a Big Wheel wheel (I don't know what this will become but I NEED it!!!) and lastly several beautiful pieces of birch plywood, all square, all in various sizes.

I seized on the birch right away. I selected one which was about 2 feet square and started painting. At first I didn't know what I would end up with. But as I painted and added more media's I came up with the below image. I'm quite happy with her.