Hi Everyone, Above is number 15, yesterday's painting for the challenge. It is actually one I had painted earlier, but I hated it, so I redid it and added more intense colors, more shadows and just cleaned it up a bit. It looks much better.
Here is number 16, today's painting. I actually did it yesterday and am trying to stay ahead of this challenge, in case I get too busy one day to paint! But today it started raining after I got home from the pool and doing those great water exercise that I love, so it is a fine day to just be home and in the studio. I am working on tomorrow's painting and also made some cookies to take to the quilt group tomorrow.
I have shared this recipe with you before, but it is worth repeating for those of you who didn't get it. They are Oatmeal Sugar Cookies and I got the recipe in Minnesota from my husband's niece who got it from her mother in law. I have made it a lot and everyone loves it!
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Cream together well, then add :
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Sift together 1 and 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp. soda, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp.salt
Add 1/2 cup oatmeal. Chill dough. Roll into walnut size balls. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake 350 degrees about 10 minutes.
This batch is called Cracker Cookies
Line a cookie sheet (with sides) with foil. Spread with saltine crackers, side to side, not overlapping.
Boil 2 sticks butter with 1 cup sugar for 5 minutes. Pour over crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread with 1 package of peanut butter chips. Spread them with a knife, as they melt. Place pan in fridge until cool and cut into squares or just break into pieces.
Both recipes make a lot and both are yummy.
Well, I'll be back in a couple of days to share my newer paintings and whatever else might be in the works....I am getting ready for a Fall bazaar, too, you know!Keep busy; that's my motto! Hope you are keeping busy, too, and above all, being creative!