October 1, 2013
It's my favorite month for probably a thousand reasons. There is something about these sweet and short months where the seasons are in transition. Fall reminds me to slow down, take some time to be with myself, and enjoy the now.
Posted by Kristen at 8:05 PM
August 31, 2013
It's here it's here! It's remarkable to have changing seasons, when each one arrives I'm ever so grateful. Can you imagine life without them? Life is so good to us. Here's to September- feeling great, acting great, and approving of ourselves.
Posted by Kristen at 5:27 PM
August 11, 2013
This calendar is late! The conscious me was busy and lazy on this one. The subconscious me was really wanting to use the new watercolors I got :) I'm compensating with not one, but TWO calendars for this month. The reason for two: First I painted a flower as I usually would paint one, I envisioned dainty and soft. What came of that was calendar 1, which works just lovely. In the spirit of expansion, I looked at my first flower and tried to make something opposite - bold, intense, bright. And wha-la! I actually like the second one more than the first one! Here's to expanding our boundaries, trying new things, and keeping an open mind about what might come out!
Posted by Kristen at 10:23 AM
July 21, 2013
Summer in North Carolina means lots of flowers, trees, and fruit that you've never seen or heard of. Also included are bugs, ew. Skipping that part, FLOWERS! Completely entranced by the entire color spectrum, I almost forget how hot it gets. Just outside my studio window there is a huge pink tree, unlike any I've seen before. It's only natural that put together a mini series of watercolor flowers that I collected (or stole from my neighbors yard)
Posted by Kristen at 5:45 PM
July 2, 2013
June 8, 2013
What a great idea to freeze bananas and make mock "ice cream" out of it. I've been seeing this all over the internet. I know there are those machines that make frozen banana ice cream in particular, I wonder how they work - sounds neat. Since I don't have one, I just used my food processor to mix up frozen bananas and some simple ingredients. It came out pretty tasty and my boyfriend actually loved it! Win! I love the guilt-free aspect of this treat, but I really want to continue to evolve this recipe to taste more rich and guilty - but still simple and healthy. Let me know if you've tried this and what you may have done different, would love to hear some alternatives.
- 6 frozen ripe bananas
- 1 vanilla bean
- chopped chocolate - about 1 cup
- chopped raw almonds - about 1 cup
Just throw everything in a food processor or even blender really - it's that easy! I like it when it's first made especially if the bananas are already very frozen.
Posted by Kristen at 8:01 PM