Dandelion Shortbread Cookies

Since the Dandelions are still poppin’ out there–now is the time to scoop some up to cook with, bake with, and/or create with. In the past, I’ve used Dandelion for salves, teas, lip balm, and syrup. In my foraging groups right now–people are deep frying the heads!? I am curious–but, more curious about the eating,…

Ramp Butter

If you caught my previous blog, you probably saw that I’ve been busy in the woods searching for all kinds of fun things. 🙂 (It’s here, if you missed it.) My favorite find this year (with the help of my mom), is Ramps (aka: Wild Leeks). I hadn’t had them before, but now that I…

Spring Foraging

For the past few years, I’ve been learning about foraging. I think it was 2018 when I got really comfortable working with dandelions–I made salves, syrup, lip balm and cookies. (They seemed to be a nice gateway. 🙂 ) I had been reading online articles, and watching some Youtubers–but, not much else. 2020 really kicked…

Communication

I am having so many issues writing from a place of happiness lately. Not that I believe you should only write from a place of happiness–but, I do think that for things like this blog (and emails to my boss), I should be a BIT more capable of doing that? Maybe?? I had been sad…

A Couple New Shots

Last blog, I promised I’d be back with a few new images–to prove to both you, and myself, that I’m actually capable of shooting some new stuff. 😉 I didn’t get out shooting that weekend like I had hoped though–but, that was okay. Other things needed to get done, and they simply became a priority….

Exhibit Update

Hello! A couple weeks ago I wrote about submitting some art to an upcoming, Spring, gallery exhibit at Rum River Art. (The link to that blog is HERE. ) Today, I’m just stopping by the blog to show off the piece that was accepted. 🙂 Also, I’ve actually pulled my camera out to start shooting…

Serenity

This past weekend the theme was ‘Safe’ and I totally skimmed right over it. One reason I missed it? I was, quite simply, not home. I took the kids out of town to visit family and that was that. I could have shot earlier in the week but that brings me to the other reason…

I Want you to Know

This week’s theme? ‘I Want You To Know…’ When I had this idea–I had one, very specific, person in mind. As I shot, I had about three people in my mind. When I posted, I had five people in mind. (All while Then I realized, if I have five-ish people in my life who bore…

Spring Gallery Show Entries

Hello again! I’m circling back around, a bit, to the theme of my last post. The whole realization that I haven’t really made any art, or used the camera as my hobby, since I picked it up for work (like a DECADE ago) was big for me. The bulk of that realization actually came after…

Art Thoughts and Shots

Since things in the world began to hibernate, my life hasn’t really changed dramatically. I’m a pretty introverted, roll-with-the-flow, chill-at-home, type of gal when it comes to what I like to do in my free time. (Aka: I’m reallllly boring–though, I’m definitely never bored.) About nine months into the great hibernation though, ya know right…