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Today's Painting



woods path

Woods Path

8x10 inches

acrylic on panel

silver frame


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Well, I made it through jury duty unscathed. I was not selected and excused by noon. it was a very interesting experience. Mostly we stood around and waited in the hall. Sometimes we would be allowed to sit and listen during voir dire. Jury duty is never convenient, but I love living in a country where we have constitutional rights and duties. It feels good to live in America, even with all of our problems here. I feel lucky to be a citizen. It also feels great knowing it will be at least a year before i need to do that again. ;>)

Tip of the Day 

One way to help knock out the pain of a sunburn is to do what you'd do with a headache: take aspirin or acetaminophen. Aspirin is especially useful because it also helps with inflammation, especially when taken within 24 hours of the sunburn.

You can also speed your healing by taking a vitamin cocktail for a few days after suffering the burn. Swallow 400-600 mg of Vitamin, 1000-1200 mg of Vitamin C, and 10-15 mg of beta carotene daily. This will help your damaged skin rebuild itself.

From Consumer Tips web site  

Today's Recipe

Recipe from Jackie Tucker, my daughter/caterer



Rosemary-Lemon Sandwich Cookies:

(Better Homes & Gardens)




1 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary

2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup lemon curd

1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

1 tablespoon powdered sugar




Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, rosemary, lemon peel, baking powder and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can. Stir in remaining flour.


Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. With bottom of glass dipped in sugar flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Bake 8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack; cool.


Meanwhile, in small bowl combine lemon curd and mascarpone cheese. Spread on flat side of half of cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat side to filling. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately or refrigerate, in layers separated by waxed paper, in airtight container up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 20 cookies.




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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Bob Brounley will perform at Paddiwhack Gallery
July 9th from 1-3 PM
Come join us and enjoy 20% off all Jewelry and 20% off my 8x10 inch paintings from 1-3 PM

Cape San Blas 



July "Make an Offer" Painting

8x10 inches

oil on panel

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