Friday, November 30, 2012
Do you know what today is?? The Last day of November,the last day of my pledge to write each day in November(NaBlopomo=National Blog Posting Month)!!! WOW where are the balloons.. Do we get cake?? :) ok I'm just kidding... well maybe not about the cake. I will be back and I've enjoyed it.. it's been harder than I realized. take care.. love ,Diana
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Rudy is out now, no one is near her. She will not use the litter box. Wish I could just keep her in that would solve the kitty problem. For now we are watching her closely while she is out. I'm going to look into that program Maria. talk to you all soon, Diana
Monday, November 26, 2012
|Peach Iris,16x10,framed $300.|
HI , Rudy, our 17 year old kitty was attacked again tonight by the feral male cat. She is ok, just so frightened she was sitting in her water bowl in the kitchen. Any advice would be welcome!
I've been up and down the shore today running errands with paintings. We're having hamburgers tonight, the turkey is gone! I'm glad although I really could use some more cranberry sauce. talk to you tomorrow. Diana
Sunday, November 25, 2012
|Heron Spirit Two,16x20 $350.|
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
This is my arrangement for the table so far. I picked some bright leaves.
And my Pie.. Gran used to make French Apple Pie. So I decided I wanted to and tried it. I had the apples cooking on the stove and ran to the computer to discover you don't cook the apples--ooops , then I called Ann Henry my sister in law.. She gave me some directions and I made the crust from scratch.. There might be a few holes I tried to fill them in. ha ha. and now I'm going back to make glaze.. just confection sugar and cream right? We'll hope so. I promise this will not be a cooking blog although it might be a funny one.
But my recipe for Sweet Potato Wheat Biscuits is: About 1 and 1/2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes ( Yams), 2 cups of wheat flour ( you may use white if you like),1 tsp of salt, 3 tsp of baking powder, 2/3 cups of milk,1/3cup of canola oil and sugar -4 tablespoons or more. mix all together, and roll out and cut. Bake at 400 degrees until brown on bottom and light brown on top. Sherry, this is for you!
A funny Daisy story about Thanksgiving,when she was a little yellow lab puppy. She liked to grab things and run and hide under the bed. Well I had just put my roasted turkey on the kitchen counter and yes she was tall enough to reach.. oh no. John yelled.. Daisy's got something.. So we all -- the kids too--- started running. Me, of course to the kitchen ,with a "Not MY TURKEY",,,,, ha ha.. no it wasn't my turkey, she had snatched a Bic disposable razor from the bathroom.. and was chomping it up under the bed. We reached her in time--- thank goodness.... and that is why I cry when I open the Maalox chewable pill bottle , it was for Daisy, our vet recommended we keep it for her. She only liked the orange ones.:)
I'll talk to you tomorrow. Have a great Thanksgiving, Love to you,Diana
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
|"Screech Owl",8x10,original watercolor,$99.|
I'm zonked tonight. I've been cleaning for Thanksgiving.I put away my glass for framing,washed the bay window in the dining room,put up the clean curtain. I cleaned up my art table(not my painting table) in the kitchen and organized my papers to make more room on it. I can keep them flat and up high so no Rudy walks on it. This is Rudy, she's 17 and unfortunately got beat up by a feral cat the other night. She's ok. She mainly was sore,but has now developed a fear of going outside. It's difficult being a spoiled cat. :)
Still wishing for a puppy,but will wait. Tomorrow morning I go to the grocery store. We're having my parents and my son over for Thanksgiving. Menu so far is
1. Roasted Turkey
2. mashed potatoes
3. baked pumpkin
4. turnip greens
5. giblet gravy
6, homemade dressing
7. cranberry sauce out of the can.. I love it!
8.string bean casserole
9.sweet potato biscuits with wheat flour
10.french apple pie
whew.I'm making everything from scratch.. but the cranberry sauce I'm tired already.but we'll have tons of leftovers! ha ha. talk to you tomorrow. Diana -- tell me what you are having for Thanksgiving dinner.. and what you've been painting or sketching!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
ps. yes I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I'll take my turkey out of the freezer tomorrow. How about you?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Puppy news. It's sad again. The dog,Molly was supposed to be pregnant but she wasn't ... so no puppies(we waited and waited). I was so very disappointed. So I've called someone else and they are trying to get their dog pregnant.. not in heat yet,when they do , they'll save me a yellow one. It's going to be a while. But when the puppies are born I'll get to go visit them until they can leave their mother and they are close enough,that will be great. I'm trying to be positive about it. I wanted you to know.
So tell me what you are painting. talk tomorrow.Diana
Friday, November 16, 2012
|"Two Peppers with Basil" 8x10, $99,framed.|
Hope you get to paint this weekend! Tell me what you are sketching or painting..anything will do. :)
Love to you,Diana-
-we're have a salad for supper with the peppers in it..
Thursday, November 15, 2012
These peppers are delicious,we had 2 on salads earlier this week.
This is my palette. It's a John Pike Palette. I love it and would go out and buy a new one if this one broke. I've had it over 25 years.. It's like the timex watch.. it keeps on ticking.. well you know what I mean. :) Glad J.'s late tonite, I can paint more! talk to you tomorrow.Diana
ps. I was wrong no puppies..
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
|8x10, Screech Owl, framed original, $99.|
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Just got an email from John Shire sending me Sarah Groshong's Apple Cranberry dish for Thanksgiving. I had it years ago at an ESAL(Eastern Shore Art League- Christmas Dinner.We used to have the dinners at members homes but we got too big for that. It was fun to see our artist friends decorations and visit together at different friends each year.
I'll go check on supper. Talk to you later. Did you paint today? Diana
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
|Great Horned Owl, Original watercolor by Diana Davis, 8x10, framed $99.|
Tomorrow is my sister 's birthday. So she and her husband came over to the shore for the afternoon. Daddy and Mama took us all out to the Island House Restaurant in Wachapreague for lunch to celebrate. It was so lovely sitting there looking at the marsh and boats come in. They've just left- headed home. Happy Birthday Terry.
Wishing you all a happy weekend. I was hoping to hear from the puppies. They were supposed to be born this weekend. No word. Yet.. Will let you know. Talk to you tomorrow,Diana
Saturday, November 10, 2012
J. went with me and shopped at Sam's, Barnes and Noble's, (we don't have them on the Eastern Shore). When we got home with El Maguey dinner again -- love their taco salads!--, we had 3 cats and a possum waiting for dinner.
Here's the sunset heading home,this is over Shield's Bridge in Belle Haven,Va.
Have a great weekend, love to you,Diana
Friday, November 9, 2012
Ps. The Craddockville United Methodist Bazaar is tomorrow too from 9am-1pm. They'll have tons of great home cooking and one of my originals on the auction table. Stop by if you are on the ES.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Here it is... the painting I am working on now.
I've finally got the photos from the camera downloaded. Hope it goes more smoothly next time I try to download them..
This painting is going to take awhile. As you can see from the photo, it has a ton of hydrangeas. I hope my student gets hers finished too.She was half way thru when we finished the class. It's such a beautiful place.Inspiration is everywhere.
The sun is shining here and looks so pretty today. I'm going for a short walk ,then back to painting. talk to you soon,
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Well today I've spent my time watching a silly movie,sipping Pepsi and eating saltine crackers when I could eat. I had a stomach virus. My class at ESO was cancelled. We didn't have enough students. So actually it was good with me feeling sick,that we didn't have it. I would not have wanted to give anyone anything. I'm feeling better. I'll just rest for the remainder of the day and be fine by tomorrow.. I like happy movies. Have you seen "Bridesmaids", funny and puppies in it too. :) take care, talk to you tomorrow. love,Diana