Monday, April 11, 2011

Flavor for Mixed Media. I won!

Just got an email from Mary Beth Shaw. Apparently I won a copy of her new book, Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers, in a giveaway on Judy Wise's blog! I'm so excited! I can't wait to sink my teeth into it and see what I can create!!! Woot!

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's the Simple Things . . .

A few weeks ago . . .

DD: "Mom, can we go to Atlanta (Georgia) for vacation this summer??"

Me: "We just got back from Atlanta last month - why do you want to go this summer?"

DD: "I want to go back to that place where we got our picture made. You know, that Japanese place?"

Me: "Benihana???"

DD: "Yeah! That place! I want to go back there and eat!!"

Me: "You know, most bigger towns have a Benihana. Maybe we can go to one in Indy sometime soon. We don't need to go all the way back to Atlanta for that."

DD: "Will the one in Indy have that same kind of ice cream?"

Me: "I don't know but I'll bet it's just as good."

She thinks for awhile.

DD: "Will they have those same kind of little umbrellas? I LOVE those little umbrellas!"

Me: "I'm sure they have those little umbrellas!"

Note: DD holding one umbrella and wearing another in her hair!

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make 'em happy! (Of course, the sushi and hibachi shrimp didn't hurt either!)

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Art Goodies!!

Fun, fun, fun!!! I recently received some artist's supplies that I ordered online. I got some Liquitex Acrylic Inks! and a bottle of Golden Glaze in Fresco Cream from Dick Blick.
Liquitex ink! in quinacrodone magenta, phthalocyanine green, yellow orange azo, vivid lime green, cerulean blue hue, naphthol crimson, cadmium yellow light hue, and deep violet.

I also received an order from
Adirondack Color Wash in Red Pepper, Butterscotch and Denim. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Key Lime Pie, Sun Sisters and Vintage Pink!

I'll be using these in Roben-Marie's, Mixed Media Mayhem online workshop and in the new 21 Secrets online workshop hosted by Dirty Footprints Studio. Woo hoo!!!

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)