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Palm a Day 3

5x7 inches




I'm having fun with this little series of palms. They are a great way to practice painting a palm tree each day. I can be as wild with colors and ideas as I want and still improve my work. This is the best way to practice technique and skill building and still make it fun.

Quote of the Day- 


Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata



Recipe of the Day

 Inside-out Sweet Potatoes:

(Screen Doors & Sweet Tea)

1 cup crushed cornflakes
1 large egg
6 sweet potatoes, baked and mashed
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
� teaspoon ground cinnamon
� teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
� teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon sherry, bourbon, or vanilla extract
8 large marshmallows
Canola oil, for frying (1 � cups)

Put the cornflake crumbs in a shallow dish. Beat the egg with 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl, set aside.

Combine the mashed sweet potatoes with the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, flour, orange juice, and sherry. Working with your hands, use the mixture to encase each marshmallow, forming a ball. Dip each ball in the egg wash and then roll in the crumbs. Refrigerate while preparing to fry.

Preheat oven to 200*. Set a wire rack over newspaper or paper towels to cool and drain the balls after frying.

In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat to 375*.

Fry the balls one or two at a time for 3-4 minutes, turning as needed, until lightly browned. Remove with a spider or slotted spoon, and place the drained balls on the prepared rack and in the oven to keep warm while frying the remaining batches. Serve warm.


From my daughter the caterer:



Studio News and Specials 

My Recycled art is in the Loft Studio 

a great gift for friends!! Come check it out!!

All sales of my recycled art go to my fund to buy a small truck, for my painting adventures.










Cake party
This Friday from 5:30-9:00 PM

Saturday Noon- 4PM 

Creative Hands Cake Party
A weekend of handmade art and delicious cake all at Gainesville's best kept secret:
Linda Blondheim's art loft at Paddiwhack.
Three local artists join
Linda on November 18 and 19 to help kick off your holiday shopping. You can also stop by and vote for the "Best cake in Gainesville".

The winning cake at the party will win a blue ribbon on Saturday and a little gift from the artisans.

Send in your recipe to and our caterer Jackie Tucker will make the five most popular recipes who will vie for the prize.

Join us on Friday November 18th from 5:30 to 9PM and Saturday from 12 Noon- 4 PM


Ashley from Ashtree Soap Company

Dale from Bearly Uniques hand made bears and purses

Kathy Swift Jeweler

Linda Blondheim Landscape Painter

Linda Blondheim Loft Studio inside Paddiwhack Gallery
4122 NW 16th BLVD
Gainesville, FL 32505 



Linda's Layaway 

Take advantage of my layaway plan. I offer up to 12 months to pay for your painting. I store the painting for you until it is paid for in full.  No interest on payments. you can start at $25.00 A great way to buy the painting of your dreams.


Sky and Cloud Workshop April 28,2012



Sky and Cloud Workshop
Limited to eight students
All mediums except watercolor welcome


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