Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!




HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love It!
I love fall. I live in the Mojave desert in California, so any cool weather (not too cold) is more than welcome!
I love to dress up in costume too. It's fun to be someone else for one night.
Last year I was snow white. My husband was grumpy. LOL!
We didn't have ANY trick O' treaters last year. I miss that. I used to decorate my house when we lived in a more "city" area. My street is kind of rural (no street lights and the houses are sort of far apart) but a few blocks up they get a lot of kiddies. So I always buy candy we like so we can eat the leftovers. BOO!
Be careful and have fun!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A cute corgi site

I came across this cute corgi site today, www.corgicomics.com.
There are comics featuring corgis that must have taken a lot of time to create.
They are cute and very imaginative!
They feature adventures of Wasabi the corgi.
Check them out!
There is a photo gallery of pembroke welsh corgis and some fun links!

Wasabi's YouTube page with a bunch of cute corgi videos:
http://www.youtube.com/corgicomics
  • YouTube Corgi Comics

  • Click on the Corgi Comics link:
    visit corgi comics | the story of the pembroke welsh corgi

    Sunday, October 19, 2008

    Ode To The Waffle


    Every christmas my sister and I exchange holidays. One year I have Christmas, and she has Thanksgiving and we trade off each year. We always have a christmas breakfast, which is the usual, eggs, bacon, sausage and biscuits. This year It's my turn hosting the christmas breakfast.
    I am entertaining the thought of "the waffle bar."

    I am envisioning warm, freshly pressed waffles with a variety of toppings available..strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, bananas, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, real maple syrup. Sounds different and YUMMY.

    While browsing the internet, researching the beloved waffle, I came across some interesting history behind the crisp goodness.

    The waffle has a long history behind it:

    The ancient Greeks used to cook very flat cakes, which they called obleios, between two hot metal plates.
    In the 13th century the oublie became the waffle. A plate was forged to create them.
    Waffel is from the Dutch wafel.
    Thomas Jefferson returned from France with a waffle iron.
    In 1953, Frank Dorsa introduced frozen waffles into supermarkets, calling them Eggo Waffles.
    National Waffle Day is August 24th, the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for a "device to bake waffles" in 1869.
    International Waffel Day is March 25th.

    I didn't know there are so many kinds of waffles, belgian waffles, american waffles, potato waffles, Hong Kong style, chicken and waffles, even tuna and waffles.. and the list goes on..
    I don't care for the Belgian waffle, too much powdered sugar.
    I'll have my waffles with just butter and syrup please.

    Here's a website with a 123 waffle recipes!

  • Mr.Breakfast.com




  • Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    More new items!! YAY!



    I have added these new pieces to my website. One is a handsculpted, handpainted, polymer clay corgi sculpture,"Corgi with Heart." It is approx 4 inches tall by one and a half inches wide. Gloss shine.

    The other is a corgi puppy welcome sign, handpainted on pine. It is sealed and hanger attached on the back. It is painted a dark english navy with gold trim.
    It is fun to mix it up a bit. I mean I like to paint and dabble in other mediums. I love to paint, whether it be clay, collage, canvas, paper, you name it.

    Clay is fun!
    Sculpty clay is a cool medium. It's easy to work with and its oven bake.
    Don't get me wrong, it takes time to get something that looks right or to add detail. Well, it takes me a long time anyways. It's rewarding though. Just don't overcook, or your sculpture will get a bit brown.You can paint a clay piece after baking with any craft acrylic paint. They have sculpty glaze that is brushed on in matte or shiney glaze.

    Wood is great!
    I like painting on pine. I like the hardness and smoothness of the wood. I get wooden blanks from my local Michael's craft store and sand them well. Sometimes there are dings, dents, and rough spots in the blank. Look over any blanks well before you buy. You can primer the wood if you would like, but sand between coats.
    Then I draw on a rough draft of my design and paint with acrylic paints. You can always use stencils for lettering, if you would like. After drying, spray with an acrylic sealer. I don't recommend the signs I paint to be exposed outdoors in the elements but I do have one on my front door (sheltered) year around and It is holding up great.

  • PWC Corgi Dog art
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    Corgi ACEOs are here!


    I have listed some corgi ACEOs on my website available for purchase!
    There are over twenty to choose from. They are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card. I have taken a few of my favorite paintings and recreated them on small miniatures!

    These cards are handpainted originals! Art for your pocket! You can trade them with other corgi lovers, frame them, or put them in an album, the sky's the limit when it comes to small format art!

    They are painted heavy watercolor paper, sealed and signed. I then slide the finished piece in a heavy plastic toploader (the baseball card type) for total protection. They can be easily removed by you if you so desire.
    my corgi art website:

  • PWC Corgi Dog art
  • Monday, October 13, 2008

    "Corgi and Cat" New corgi art painting

    A corgi with a fiesty new friend..a cat!

    "Corgi And Cat"
    This is an 8"X10" acrylic ORIGINAL on watercolor paper. It is ready to mat and frame.
    Please view details about this original piece
    now offered on my corgi art website:

  • PWC Corgi Dog art
  • Monday, October 06, 2008

    I joined a website corgi group today



    I joined a website today it's called GoCorgi.
    It's like corgiland! It's great.
    I haven't had time to investigate everything yet (theres so much information and fun stuff)but I will soon. There is a corgi forum, picture gallery, corgi news, corgi groups and even a corgi halloween contest!
    GoCorgi's mission statement is: FOR THE PROMOTION OF CORGIS GENERALLY, AND FOR INFLUENCING EXCELLENCE IN THE CARE AND ATTENTION GIVEN CORGIS. FOR THE FELLOWSHIP AND SUPPORT OF CORGI LOVERS.
    So, If you have a corgi (or have corgi envy like me) drop by the site and check it out at http://www.gocorgi.com/

    My newest bunny butt painting.


    Hahaha!! This little pemmy decided he wanted the WHOLE box of doggie cookies...

    "Cookies!!"
    This is an 8"X10" acrylic ORIGINAL on watercolor paper. It is ready to mat and frame.
    Please view details about this original piece
    now offered on my corgi art website:
  • PWC Corgi Dog art
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