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Today's Painting



Solski Trail Fish Prairie

Solski Trail

Fish Prairie

24x24 inches

warm silver frame


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I drive along this trail often in my friend Rick's golf cart. It is a feast of color and texture and it suits my quest for studying light and atmosphere very well. I chose this prairie as one of our project locations because I love it so much.The prairie is a mystery, with little known about it and perhaps that's why I like it. Having access to it from Fair Oaks is the real bonus because that land is so beautiful and special. The trail winds along the rim of the prairie and the prairie itself is difficult to see, but the trail is wonderful.I always see interesting wildlife scurrying around. Once I saw a family of Armadillos with about 6 tiny babies. There is an interesting scene around each curve. I'm going to enjoy painting there from September 2011 to May 2012.

Tip of the Day 


From: Lucy Lazarony �


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Today's Recipe

 From my wonderful daughter, my caterer, Jackie.


Parmesan Potato Fans:
(from my Mom)

4 potatoes- whatever kind you like
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon season salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375* F.  Mix the olive oil, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese,and garlic powder together in a bowl.

Cut the potatoes,about 3/4 of the way through.  Be careful not to cut them all the way through.  I make about 8 slices.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and brush with the olive oil mixture.  Bake for about an hour, or until the potatoes are cooked all the way through





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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