Six Artists Six Prairies -

 Todays Painting





Solski Trail Trees

18x24 inches

acrylic on Panel


espresso frame

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This trail has endless views. Most of them are beautiful. Ahead further up the trail on the right, I begin to see glimpses of Fish Prairie through the bushes and trees. It is overgrown with brush and saplings but interesting. Glimpses of the dry prairie are visible as I drive along the trail. The trail itself is true Florida, the memories of my childhood come to mind. Much of the state looked like this in those days. There were rutted roads like this through the woods all over north Florida in those days.


Tip of the Day 

A big time waster and distraction when cleaning is having to run up and down getting a broom or cleaners or whatever you need to complete the task that you're doing. So before you get started make sure you have what you need. Check your cleaning supplies, replace what you are low on and put all of them along with mops,broom and wiping cloths together in one place.

Today's Recipe

This is actually a pizza topping and is excellent for that but I eat it on pasta mostly. It's very fast, easy and fabulous. another great thing about this recipe is you can make a bigger batch when basil is plentiful and freeze it in icecube trays. Pour pesto in the trays and cover each cube with a little olive oil. Freeze and transfer to freezer bag once they're frozen. They don't take very long to defrost!

Pesto Sauce

from All the Best Pizzas by Joie Warner

1 large garlic clove

2 tablespoons pine nuts

1 cup fresh basil leaves packed

1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan

1/4 c extra virgin olive oil.

In a food processor, mince garlic. Add pine nuts, basil and cheese. Continue processing, adding oil in a stream through the feed tube. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

From Barbie Beckford



Studio News and Specials 
Hen Party


I'm having a "Hen Party" on Saturday August 6th from Noon to 4 PM in my Loft Studio.
I have invited three Craft artisans to join me for the day. We will have handmade jewelry, handmade soaps and wash cloths and handmade hand bags along with my paintings. Guitarist Bob Brounley will play from 1-3 PM. Come have a snack, a drink and browse our artisan market. Men are invited too ;>)


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