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Fair Oak Cypress

Cypress at Fair Oaks

5x7 inches


espresso frame



Yesterday was a feast for my eyes at seeing Fair Oaks in it's fall wardrobe.  We saw several hawks, 4 sandhill cranes, crows and the usual buzzards flying high overhead, waiting for us to kick the bucket. This is the little painting I did in the afternoon. Mary Jane worked on a larger painting. Shane, our dog buddy at Fair Oaks moved from my cart to hers and snoozed while we painted. I could hear the bees buzzing and watch the birds while I enjoyed doing my painting. We feasted on BBQ at Pearl Country Store, always a good plan.

Quote of the Day- 



Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)




Recipe of the Day

 This is a good Southern traditional stuffing recipe.     


Cornbread Ingredients


 2 cups cornmeal
 1/2 cup flour
 1 tablespoon baking powder
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
 2 eggs beaten
 1-2 cups buttermilk
 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, melted



Dressing Ingredients


 3 stalks celery, chopped
 1 medium onion, chopped
 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
 12 slices day old bread, crumbled
 2 1/2 cups turkey or chicken broth
  1/4 teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
 1/2 teaspoon sage
 1/4 teaspoon pepper


First, make the cornbread

1. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix well. Add eggs, buttermilk, and melted bacon drippings and stir into a batter.
2. Heat a well-greased 10-inch cast iron skillet in a 450 degree oven for 4 minutes or until hot. Remove skillet from oven and pour batter into skillet. Bake at 450 for 35 minutes or until cornbread is lightly browned.

Continue to make dressing:

3. Cool cornbread then crumble into a large bowl.
4. Place celery and onion in a large frying pan with a spoon of cooking oil and cook until tender.
5. Transfer cooked celery and onion, with all remaining ingredients, to crumbled cornbread, stirring well.
4. Spoon dressing into a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan or casserole dish.
5. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes.
If you like a moist dressing add additional 1/4 cup milk in step 5. For dry dressing, reduce 1/4 cup milk in step 5.
Serves 8.


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

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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