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Art journal page june 29

this journal page was inspired by the year in in a life journal page (the one by Rachel Whetzel) this prompt was from May 30th
Actually I am sitting here amazed at how art journaling is a window into how you are in the moment I Look strong and that 's how I
felt at the time but I dont feel strong these days because of my struggles with PTSD and my impatience with my healing and recovery
I mean shouldn't it be better by now . I have to be really careful how I approach things these days because I veiw alot of things through gray-colored glasses. I get very tired of having to pretend I am ok sometimes when I am really not . I have to be honest with myself and that hasn't been easy for me . I haven't always had people to take me just as I am flaws and all and It's so important to have that.
Well if you're looking for the recipes I posted on thw plus I have some links over there to some really cool blogs

congradulations Gloann!

I apologize for the delay  my computer 's hard drive and I am still having it worked on
right now I am posting at the Library!

so leave me your email within the next 72 hours Thanks for being so patient

Must have products for art journaling

I posed this question originally in (art journalers sub group) so  here is
my five must haves
Canson Mixed Media Sketch book(98lb) it can actually hold acrylic, water color and it has
60 pages instead of just ten.  so for less than 10 dollars it's a pretty good deal.

Pitt pens (Fabrell Castell) These aren' cheap but are totally worth it.  It's dark enough to show through painted pages ,collage etc...

Sharpie markers ultra fine point

I paid 7 dollars for a pack of 12 (really it's just 6 bucks but these were a limited edition)

Delta craft paint I love the metallic colors

Folk art by Plaid  both of these brands are cheaper than Liquitex   Artist Paints

Birda mae's recipe corner Tex Mex Layered Dip


1 can (16. oz.) refried beans
2 Tablspoons salsa
1 1/2 cup of sour cream
1 cup of  Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 medium green onions with tips

Tortilla chips if desired

1. Mix the refried beans and salsa in a small bowl.  Spread in a thin layer
over the server plate.

2. Spread the sour cream over the beans , leaving about a 1 inch
border of beans around the beans around the edge.   Spread the guacamole
over the sour cream showing.

3.  Sprinkle the cheese over the guacamole.  cut the tip of the green onion with the stringy cheese.
 Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.

4.  Serve the dip with tortilla chips.

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner :Special Offer and Emeril's Spiced Nuts

Here's a special offer from Jason  at will give you 15% off your entire order
(they have bbq sauces ,marinades,salsas, etc...) from June 3-Sept.30th Just enter the code scrap
 and now on to the next one
Emeril's Spiced Nuts
These only take 7 minutes to make
Ingredients 2 Tablespoons of butter 1/4 cup of light brown sugar 2 Tablespoons of water 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin 11/4tsp cayenne 1/4 ground cinnamon 1/2teaspoon of salt                                                                                 2 cups of  mixed nuts Mix spices and reserve Heat nuts in a dry skillet and cook stirring frequently Until it begins to toast about  minutes Transfer to a bowl and set aside Add the butter,sugar,and water, and spices to the hot skillet and cook ,stirring until a glaze forms About 1 minute Return the nuts to the skillet and toss to combine glaze. Cook for about1 to 2 minutes, or until the nuts are glazed and golden brown. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bakin…

Random note: Glee kids performing Bad romance in Phoenix

I am not a Lady Gaga  fan .  I do think she is talented I am just not sold on her.  I do love me some Glee.  I was looking for Tuesday's episode Mr Shuster was wrong for coming on to the
cheerleading coach , Rachel got egged , and I wonder how long are they going to use these Vocal Adrenaline kids .  Normally we see other high schools that they compete with.(the beauty of Rambling on about nothing!)
Anyway this was the only perfomance that looked decent for full episodes I'd go to  Holla at y'all later
Remember that feeling of anticipation you got waiting on Christmas morning to get
here because you knew you had a bunch of presents under the Tree?  That's exactly how I felt waiting on my book to come from Amazon.  Honey let me tell you this  ain't one of those pretty little artsy books that's full of completed projects but not alot of instructions or step by step pictures to show how they got there.  Here you won't have that problem.  For those of you not familiar with her blog here's the  I am digressing a little.  The book is written
with a newbie like me in mind.  Here's a partial list of The Table of Contents              
                                 Gathering Supplies page 8
                                   Lean Into Trust page 24
                                   Salt Resist page 34
                                    Taming the Critic  page 38
                                    Meet My Critic


Birda Mae' s Recipe Corner:Grilled Sesame Wings

2- 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken wings
                                                      1/2 cup hoisin sauce
                                                       3 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
                                                       2 Tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
                                                        2 Tablespoons soy sauce
                                                         1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
                                                        1-1/2 teaspoon of hot sauce
                                                         2 garlic cloves smashed into a paste using edge of chef's knife
                                                         1/2  teaspoon ground cloves
                                                          1Tablespoon sesame seeds

1.  Prepare a meduim hot charcoal fire .  With the  chef's knife cut off wing tips .  Separate …