November 7th, 2010
This morning I decided to reorganize my kitchen.
I have this huge old dining table in the middle of the room, which serves as the main work area. And since it is really huge, I decided that I could use some of that space for the tools I use on a regular basis. It may sound as a poor decision, but in reality I don’t use that many different tools, so it really wasn’t that much space I needed. I thought about it and ended up with a couple of wooden spoons, my favorite knifes, a bundle of measuring spoonsâ€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹, a scissor, a small strainer, a mortar and pestle, 2 different peelers, a can opener and a few more items.
No more running around opening cabinets with fingers smudged in tomato sauce, trying to get that one bowl out without getting tomato sauce on everything.
In order to try my new setup, I made a sourdough bread from rye and wholegrain spelt, tried my hands on some Almond milk, which is going to be in my morning smoothie tomorrow, and finally for dinner, spiced mashed potatoes with celeriac and pickled beetroot.
And I’m happy to report that my new cluttered kitchen works perfectly.
November 2nd, 2010
Halloween is not normally celebrated in Denmark, but since most our kids watches a lot of US produced cartoons thatÂ holiday kind of sneaks up on us.Â Â So in order to please our Â kids (and moms, but don’t tell), a couple of moms in myÂ neighborhoodÂ had arranged for the kids to go trick ‘r treating on Sunday. We had a blast making decorations, trick ‘r treat bags, and dressing up. The kids were so excited, and almost couldn’t wait for it to be time to grab those bags and go scare theÂ neighborhood. After the bags had been filled with candy, we all got together at a friends house and had coffee, hotÂ chocolate, buns and fruit. The kids played while the moms chatted – a hugeÂ successÂ for all of us.
October 30th, 2010
I’ve been meaning to upgrade my blog for a long time, but have been postponing it out of fear that I would run in to Mr. Murphy, for now it looks like this old blog is still working, and will continue to do so until I’m ready with the new one….but you never know
October 30th, 2010
After a very long week with sick kids, I’m enjoying doing almost nothing at all today. Started the day shopping for Halloween costumes for the kidlets, and I now have the cutest pumpkin, a blood dripping Dracula, and a scary black ghost running through my house …pictures will follow later.
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October 26th, 2010
A while back I did an illustration for a very sweet Danish blogger, Anne at Onkel Anne. She blogs about life and ADHD. She is a very colorful girl, with lots of energy and ideas. So we figured a brain brimming with colors and ideas would be a good choice for her Blog’s new header. My first idea had mushrooms, and lilies, probably inspired by the autumn weather outside my windows. But Anne is especially fond of tulips and butterflies, so we ended up with a illustration with those instead.
You can see both version below.
October 25th, 2010
Last week I thought I would give my watercolors a try, and was trying to figure out, what to draw. It was Saturday morning, the kids were playing in their room, when all of a sudden my daughter comes running screaming out of the room, her two brothers chasing after her. The boys were pretending to be monsters, and were eating all kinds of gross things. In reality they were eating fruit, but with a little help from their imagination those fruit pieces turned into slugs and other slimy creepy crawly things…..and from the sound of my daughter she didn’t seem to appreciate it.
October 25th, 2010
October 24th, 2010
I’m working on some small changes on the blog, first project was to fix the Subscribe feature, which for some reason, hasn’t been working properly for a while. It should be fixed now, and in celebration, Â I made a small illustration to go with my new andÂ muchÂ improved “Subscribe to my blog” Â feature.
Feel free to hit that button.
October 23rd, 2010
Week 42, the annual Autumn vacation in Denmark.
A greatÂ holiday, veryÂ exhausting, but we all had a great time.
September 30th, 2010
Been busy lately illustrating for bloggers. It always amazes me how sweet people are in “blog-land” -sometimes I almost forget that it’s my job.
One of my returning clients, is Celine of Strawberryflavor . It’s always a pleasure working for her. Her designs are so colorful and happy, that getting new ideas is a breeze. She just started designing kids clothes again, which I’m sure many of her old customers are very excited about. Anyway she needed a new header, and a folder/tag to go with her dresses when when they are sent to the store.
And the rest of my time, have been spent, dancing, running and cooking. Bought a hula hoop ring, and started to learn dancing with those things, so much fun. Especially after the brushes went away, when you start out hoop dancing, remember not to play for 1Â½h the first time, and if that fails, remember to have plenty of ice in the freezer, you’ll need it. But it’s a great workout, as long a you remember to take a break, and change direction of the hoop swirling.
Kitchen activities: it’s pumpkin season, so I made roasted pumpkin, pumpkin soup, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin/veggie pie, and I still have lots of pumpkin in my freezer, waiting for a good recipe for pumpkin ravioli. It’s also Apple season, so Apple sauce, Apple butter and a lot of other apple related eatable projects are on there way.