Farmer’s Market Finds

One of my favorite Spring activities is visiting the local Farmer’s Markets. I live up North, so we are still early in our growing season when it comes to locally sourced fruit and produce. I did make some great purchases though and first on the list was a gluten free pasta salad with Zesty Italian dressing.  So simple and you can use a lot of pantry items. Some of my favorite ingredients include tomatoes, peppers, cukes, cheese, pepperoni, onion, olives. I also suggest broccoli, salami, celery, pepperoncini, fresh herbs.

If you are wondering what this has to do with crafting, I decided to start a Farmer’s Market journal this year. I want to keep track of my favorite vendors, recipes. Such fun to engage with them and share menu ideas. We also have some great crafters, a lot of jewelry makers recycling vintage pieces.

Bye for now, I’ll post pics of my journal as the summer progresses.



Canvas Corp May 2018 Watercolors challenge


I created an art journal page for the Canvas Corp blog May challenge.  I’m using a Strathmore Windpower Watercolor cold press pad. The background was made entirely of watercolor media. I used some of my favorite Tattered Angels sprays; sugar plum fairy, chocolate covered cherry and olive vine along with some Tombow markers. I used a Plaid stencil by Shawn Petite (doorway #28939).  The doorway and bricks were painted in acrylics. I went to my Architexture paper pad for the actual door, Open sign and number 3.  Used other Architexture elements for the door features.  The little girl came from Marah Johnson “Splash of Color” collage sheet. I water colored the sentiments. Created some highlights and shadows with Stabilo black and white.

The image and message speaks perfectly to me right now since I’m looking for new opportunity after my employer retired and the new management restructured.

Canvas Corp May 2018