Tuesday, August 09, 2011

I Did It!!

I finally got the Spiced Nectarine Butter made today. HB helped me and it turned out really good. It made two pints....I didn't have any small jelly jars, which would have been better. There was just a little bit left over in the pan and I scooped it into a dish and we were both tasting it. I'd give it a 10!

From this....


to this....


Here they are cooling on the counter. 
I'm sure this will get eaten very quickly!
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I've been keeping up with both my challenges, too. Here are the sketches I did for the last two days....


The one on the left is going to have one of those small hats, a Fascinator....and I want to do a face with spike-y hair sort of like mine only wilder. Please remember, these are just quickie sketches, not finished pieces. I'm just getting my ideas down on paper and when I get some time (whenever that might be!) I'll develop them into either journal pages or small paintings.
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And here are my most recent index cards....




I'm really getting down to using just about anything to make these! I'd say none of these are really all that good but I'm doing one a day. Maybe from all this I'm learning something about joining long challenges!