Pollen and Puppies

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Spring is in full swing in Tennessee. My puppy, Kieran, and I spent some time outside today and I couldn’t believe how much pollen there was out there! He, however, was not displeased to find all the pollen. He licked it up off the front porch where it had collected in little drifts. I found that to be a little gross. When he was done it looked like he had been eating donuts covered in yellow powdered sugar. My puppy is weird but cute.

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Muffins and Clay Flowers: 2 Things That I Baked Yesterday

Of course I didn’t bake the banana bread muffins and polymer clay sculptures at the same time. They use different temperatures… and it may not be healthy. I’m not sure.

So the moral of this story is: banana bread makes good jumbo muffins! Just change the recipe to 375 degrees and 30 minutes.

Second moral to the story: I love to make things with clay! I bought some Sculpey clay for a sculpture and I fell in love with it. (That’s been the story about every art medium except wire which I abhor!!! Yes, that really did need three exclamation marks.) Ceramics class next semester is going to be a blast!

Garden of Tulips

Tulips are my favorite flower in the world. There is something so beautiful and simple about them. They are also one of the first flowers to show up in spring. They are hipsters in that way. Lol. I started a watercolor of a garden of tulips yesterday. Here are a few photos of my progress.

Dana Delight

In between work and studying I found a little bit of time to paint. Here is my latest painting that I am working on. It is an acrylic painting of my sister’s Arabian horse named Dana Delight.

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.” Sharon Ralls Lemon