Cards From The Heart

Make a statement with a handmade greeting card. Write what your heart desires on the inside. This card was custom made for a neighbor on Mother’s Day.

Happy Cinco De Mayo, To Everyone Who’s Born On This Day…

If your like me and have a member of the family who celebrates a birthday on Cinco De Mayo, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Below is a definition of what Cinco De Mayo is…
Click on blue link to take you to the Wikipedia
page about Cinco De May.

Photo credited from Wikipedia page, Cinco De Mayo.

Stay safe, be happy on May 5th, 2020.

Sunflower With A Little Teal

Say hello to my newest artwork for my portfolio, rock art. Sunflowers and teal are my favorite along with other designs in the works. See these handmade pieces of art on my Etsy shop soon. Becoming fascinated with rock art, spirituality, and quotes, these pieces of art will be a great part of your home.

From Photograph To Drawing

It’s nice to be able to take an old photograph, new photograph, or a photograph you’ve taken during the day and be able to draw it. This photograph was taken during a walk around the block with my dog Ginger and here’s the results.

Out With The Old, In With The New

Old Banner
New Banner

With getting a fresh new start on my blog, I figured it was time to retire my “Ball” jar banner just on my blog. Say hello to my new banner for my blog. A nice Adirondack beach chair, mocktail, and sandals. View my old blog banner on my Etsy shop.

Hope everyone is enjoying the new look for Ramblings About Art & Life.


French Toast And Fresh Fruit For Dinner

Nothing like a good old classic, breakfast for dinner. French toast, fresh strawberries, blueberries, mango, and the rest of the eggs from making the french toast. Maple syrup on top of the French toast. Depending on how many people your feeding, here’s the ingredients for making the French toast.

Sour Dough Bread Or Any Bread You Desire.

2 Cracked Eggs Scrambled To Start, Add More Eggs As Needed.

Pam Cooking Spray, I Prefer The Coconut Spray.

Frying Pan Or Griddle.

Add cooking spray to frying pan or griddle and place one peace of bread at at time to scrambled egg mixture and place on pan or griddle. Cook for about two-three minutes on each side and place on serving platter. Add the fruit that I have on my list or any fruit you desire. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Suggested Side Items: Breakfast sausage or bacon.

Orange Chicken Thighs

Easy makes me happy when cooking dinner at night after a long day. These delicious chicken thighs with Bird’s Eye Steam fresh vegetables and mango will do just that.

1 package of frozen chicken thighs.

1/3 cup of orange juice.




Pam Coconut Cooking Spray.

Frying Pan.

In a frying pan, spray a thin coat of cooking spray, add your orange juice, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of honey on with the orange juice mixture.

Flatten out chicken thighs in frying pan, so they cook evenly. Place a lid on the top of the frying pan for about ten minutes.

Remove lid and flip chicken let chicken cook for about five minutes without the lid. Flip chicken again and place lid back on the top of the frying pan and cook for about five-six minutes.

When chicken is done cooking move frying pan to another burner and keep lid on.

Choose any vegetable you like when making this chicken recipe. I prefer Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Mashed Cauliflower and Steam Fresh Sweet Potatoes with Delmonte diced mangos.

Still Life Drawing Ideas

If there’s one thing in life I’ve learned, there’s always a “honey to do” list. Well in this case, living with my parents, there’s a “daughter to do” list. Mom had been asking for months to rip up the carpet on the stairs and in the upstairs hallway. Carpet all ripped up, then the tedious part, ripping up the nails, staples, and adding a fresh coat of paint going up the stairs and the hallway. Taking a break from the other part of the grunt work, I decided to take some photos of the hammer, pliers, flat head screw driver. Then I was thinking, why not take a photo of the paint and paint brush. Loving to draw things, I decided to call these still life photos.