Next Art Opening In The New Year

Looking forward to seeing friends and family from Upstate New York and the Fulton Montgomery County area for our next art opening on January 10th, 2020. Take a look at our featured artist Cheryl Gutmaker and her beautiful fused glass art. See our other artists at the gallery as well, in the new year.


Making A Comeback

After a few minor glitches with my Etsy shop, I’ve been uploading items to my Etsy shop. See the same items, as well as new items. In order for me to promote my Etsy shop, I had to use my Pinterest board, Shop LMProck. Follow me on Pinterest and view this board from now on the “shop page”, which is located above my blog posts. Hope everyone is getting ready for the holidays and had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Site Seeing On The Way

When you’re driving places and you see something that you want to grab a photograph of but it’s difficult to pull over while driving. I finally was able to pull over on 890 NYS Thruway on my way to The Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery. This is one of a few smoke stack buildings in Amsterdam, New York, which is located on Lock 10. All photos were taken November 6th, 2019.

Of course when it comes to street graffiti, I love it. Heading into Amsterdam, I discovered this abandoned business on East Main Street. So once again I pull over, get out of my car quick, and grab a quick photo of this unique street art. See more street graffiti on my blog with time as I do more traveling.

New Door Opened

After Sow’s Ear Studio closed almost 2 years ago, selling my polymer clay jewelry has been hard. Now a new door has opened for me in Gloversville, New York. It’s called The Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery. A cute little gallery within a coffee shop and small grocery store. With a coop, I work 3-4 days out of the month and promote my jewelry art. These are just a few photos of my jewelry taken from our art opening last night. If you’re in Gloversville, New York stop by 30 N. Main Street Gloversville, New York. Looking forward to seeing you.

Here’s Autumn

Well folks, here’s the second spring for the northeast, I can’t believe autumn 2019 is here. Seems like I was just planting new flowers outside, enjoying the long days, shorts, sandals, and of course, no cold weather. Now autumn is here and it’s let’s see how much can I get done outside before it gets dark. I’ll admit, I do love the colors of these trees I managed to take pictures of while I was doing errands the last two weeks. It’s funny when your driving how long it takes for a red light to turn green before you go. Managed to grab a few quick snapshots with the long red lights I had while driving to some places. Want to grab a few more photos while I’m driving before all the leaves fall off the trees. Lots of nice trees changing in Colonie New York and Niskayuna New York. I’ll be hitting Amsterdam New York, Johnstown New York, and Gloversville New York in the next week or two when I set up my polymer clay jewelry at The Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery in Gloversville, New York. Can’t wait to show you.

Proud Member

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Driving to Gloversville,New York for the last few months and having a desire to spread my wings to get a new social life, I became a member of The Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery yesterday. See new posts from this beat art gallery,as well as Fulton County. 

Where Is The Year Going?

I’m amazed at how summer has come and gone so fast and now look at what’s here, Autumn. Grabbed this photo of this holly bush walking the other day with the some of the leaves turning red and most of them are still green. Autumn is still warm, though with the leaves changing colors, I know the warm weather won’t be here much longer. With enjoying the end of summer, cleaning up outside, working on new material, it’s been crazy the last couple of weeks.

Discovering the endless possibilities with polymer clay and liquid polymer clay, I ordered a special silicone mold with a hole on the top to make pendants. This pendant looks like sea glass, but it’s liquid polymer clay. I currently working on a line of pendants that look like sea glass, but they’re made with liquid polymer clay. I also taking my drawing to a whole new level with greeting cards. Watching these items come alive in the next couple of weeks.

Big News From Rosemary And Lauren — Sow’s Ear Studio And Gallery

After moving back the business back home December 2017, there’s BIG NEWS from Sow’s Ear Studio And Gallery. After much renovation our new home studio is ready for work. Next few weeks we will be bringing in our supplies. We will be entertaining custom painting requests. We can be reached at 518-522-3307. We’d love to […]

Big News From Rosemary And Lauren — Sow’s Ear Studio And Gallery

July Is Here, Oh My Gosh

I can’t believe that it’s the first day of July is already here and summer 2019 has begun. Summer is just begun and it seems to be flying by so fast. With working on polymer clay, crochet, drawing, getting our new studio started, I feel like it’s a race to see what projects can get done quick. 4th of July is Thursday and I’ll be grilling some steaks and watching the Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular. See the grill come alive on Thursday, along with some new handmade work. I will also be uploading some new items to my Etsy shop soon.

Summer Is Here

Hello Summer 2019! What’s been happening with summer so far.

Premo Sculpey Accents Gemstone Polymer Clay

After getting back into working with polymer clay a few weeks ago, I discovered that Premo Sculpey Accents came up with a new collection of polymer clay, polymer clay gemstones. I bought a few bars of opal, goldstone, and a few other gemstones I’ll reveal later. This photograph reveals an opal polymer clay donut cabochon and a black and white sparkling zebra cane. The best part of this polymer clay is that it doesn’t require mixing or measuring because it’s already done for you. Make gemstone jewelry, sculptures, beads, and more with this unique polymer clay. With experimenting and researching new polymer clay ideas, I’m looking forward to showing more handmade creations that I’ve made.

Premo Sculpey Accents Opal Polymer Clay
Yet another Father’s Day breakfast by yours truly. Blueberry French toast, scrambled eggs, and breakfast sausage. Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there and the dad’s that are no longer with us.

In The Kitchen

With Father’s Day on June 16th, 2019 The Prock kitchen smelled like a beautiful breakfast. Here’s my recipe for a nice quick and easy breakfast to make for your family.

French Toast With Scrambled Eggs And Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage

1-2 Bags Of Pepperidge Farm Blueberry Bread, or your favorite kind of bread.

18 Eggs.

Maple Syrup Or Your Favorite Kind Of Syrup.

3 Packages Of Alfresco Fully Cooked Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage

Cooking Spray.

Butter

Cooking Instructions

French Toast

In one bowl, mix about 2-3 eggs and place your bread in egg mixture and coat bread evenly on both sides. Place your bread with egg in a frying pan or griddle that is coated with cooking spray. Allow your bread to cook for about 1-2 minutes on both sides.

Scrambled Eggs

I’ve discovered that making scrambled eggs in the microwave is so much easier then a frying pan. It makes less of a mess in the microwave then a pan, so it’s easier to clean up. Sounds crazy, but it’s true.

In a small bowl, add a tablespoon of butter and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. When butter is melted, add to your beaten eggs with milk. Depending on how many eggs you’ve mixed in your bowl, I always cook the eggs 1 minute per egg. So say you have 4 eggs in your bowl, cook your eggs for about 4 minutes. When your eggs have reached the 2 minute mark, take out of the microwave and stir. This moves the eggs that are not quite cooked on the bottom. Place your bowl back in the microwave and finish the two minutes of cooking time. If your eggs are still not quite cooked. Place your eggs back in for 1 minute.

Alfresco Breakfast Sausage

For those of you who are not familiar with this kind of sausage, it’s fully cooked so all you have to do is remove from the package and brown evenly on each side in a frying pan. Alfresco is a chicken sausage so it’s got less fat and preservatives, and the apple maple makes it taste better. Find this sausage in the meat department of your supermarket.

2019 Blooms, Red Roses

Summer Is Here Already

I can’t believe that the first day of summer was on June 21st, 2019. Summer is here already, oh my god where has this year has gone? Summer so far has been pretty good with watching the flowers pop open, baby birds coming to our bird feeder, baby squirrels, and much more.

Hello Woodchuck.

A Blast From The Past

With helping mom getting our work studio at home, painting the front porch, and looking for fresh new ideas, I didn’t have time to blog in the month of May, my apologizes. I’ve also been spreading my socializing wings and falling in love with this gallery.

As most of you know, I started off with polymer clay as medium. I love the versatility, the possibilities are endless, and you can create lots of different things. I stopped making jewelry because every where I turned, someone was making jewelry. Now, I’ve decided to get back into making jewelry and join an art gallery in Gloversville, New York called The Micropolis, located in a place called The Mohawk Harvest Coop.

When I was working with polymer clay and making jewelry, I wasn’t taking it to a whole new level. Now, I’m spreading my wings and making more jewelry that I find inspiring and hope that people will love and make their own. Pulling out all my polymer clay books, looking on Pinterest, and making my own ideas, I’ve decided it’s time for me to be what I like to call “famous”. These are a few pieces that I’ve created in the last few days and will be baking and putting together soon. Looking forward to showing you more great polymer clay jewelry and wearable pieces.

Recipes From Winter 2019

Corned Beef And Cabbage

1 Corned Beef Flat Brisket, and herb contents from corned beef.

1 Head Of Cabbage.

1 Bag Of Carrot Sticks.

2 Large Challots.

Celery (Optional).

4 Bags Of Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Red Potatoes with Chive And Butter Sauce Or Garlic Sauce, your choice.

1 Small Saucepan.

Electric Mixer Or Potato Masher.

Cooking Spray.

Water.

Crockpot.

I love dishes made in a crockpot because all you have to do is add ingredients to crockpot, turn crockpot on, and allow the crockpot to cook food slow all day and enjoy in the evening. I also love the Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Red Potatoes because all you have to do is place them in the microwave, cook them, and add them to a pan and mash them, no need to dirty extra pots and pans.

Spray crockpot with cooking spray and fill crockpot about 1/3 with water. Place corned beef, herbs from corned beef, chopped cabbage, challots, celery, and carrot sticks in crockpot. Cook contents in crockpot for about 7 hours. If corned beef is not cook like it should, turn heat up on crockpot.

When food in crockpot is done cooking, add one bag at a time of the steam fresh potatoes in the microwave. When potatoes are done cooking, add to a low heated saucepan with some butter and milk. Mash potatoes with an electric mixer or potato masher.

No corned beef and cabbage is complete without it’s Soda Bread. Soda Bread can be purchased at your local bakery, grocery store, or if you have a recipe for soda bread, run with it. Enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime.

Baked Ziti

1 Box Of Cut Ziti.

1 Package Of Ground Turkey.

1 Package Of Ground Beef.

1 Jar Of Bertoli Pasta Sauce: Garlic And Olive Oil.

3 Tablespoons Of Ricotta Cheese, whole milk or part skim, your choice.

Mozzarella Cheese.

Frying Pan.

Sauce Pan.

Colander.

In a frying pan, cook ground beef and turkey thoroughly and add in a bowl and place off to the size. Fill saucepan with water and bring water to a boil. Add baked ziti to boiling water and allow baked to boil for about 20-30 minutes, or until fork tender. When pasta is done cooking, place in colander, rinse pasta and place back in saucepan. Add your ground beef and turkey, ricotta, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Generally, you place baked ziti in the oven, but I made this recipe for the stove. Great with a toss salad and Italian bread.

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Another year gone, time to wipe the slate clean. Hello 2019. Christmas 2018 was awesome and New Year’s Eve was awesome to. Looking forward to creating new drawings, designs, stamps, and art journaling. Hope that you and your family have a safe and happy 2019. Below this paragraph, are photographs from Christmas 2018 and wishes for a happy and healthy 2019.

Sow’s Ear Studio’s Santa, with battery lights on the wreath.
Christmas Lights 2018 at home, outside.
Christmas Moon 2018.
Christmas 2018 At Cousin Debbie’s.
Goodbye 2018, hello 2019.
New Skelton Key Drawing From My Grandma’s Skeleton Key.