Today's post is an eclectic mix of things.First, I just wanted to extend wishes for a wonderful weekend to you all and show you a little bit of my current project.
It is for the Pink Artists Project. If you would like to be involved just click here. You have until next Friday July 31 to create a piece of art to be placed in the auction to benefit breast cancer. Below is a close-up of what I'm working on.
The finished piece will be a surprise-- not only to you but me as well since I haven't decided how I'm going to incorporate this into what I'm making. I just knew that starting with a pink bra was the way to go! I'm making it up as I go and so far I like it.
I plan to attach it to a background of either fabric or painted canvas??
We'll see what it tells me to do as I get closer to finishing the bra itself.
I urge you to at least go to Monica's blog and check out this great project.
Even if you don't have time to create something maybe you'd like to participate in the auction.
Second, I'd like to call your attention to the artwork at the top of my left-hand column. My dear blog friend Marsha created this piece as well as a new flickr group in response to someone stealing some of her lovely artwork and using it as their own.
Whether it was done in pure ignorance of copyright issues or outright theft is beside the point. WE all need to be aware of taking something that isn't ours and then trying to pass it off as our own. I know there are tons of images floating around on the internet that are in the public domain, BUT artwork created with these images is NOT for the public domain! So go check out the flickr site, it has some great art with the piracy theme.
And finally I'd like to share a recipe with you. Another form of creativity for me is cooking. I don't do it as much as I used to because paintbrushes and beads and thread and on and on, usually call my name a bit louder than the pots and pans in the kitchen do. But I did make this dish a few weeks ago and it's still on my mind.
It is sooooo good I just have to share it with you. Especially with the abundance of fresh blueberries in the grocery store and farmer's markets right now.
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup sugar
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans
Spread the undrained pineapple in the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 pan. Put the berries on top and sprinkle on 3/4 cup of sugar. Spread the dry cake mix over the berries and drizzle butter on top of cake mix. Top with nuts and sprinkle on the remaining sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min. Remove and cut through with knife to juices can moisten the cake mix. Put bake in oven and bake another 25 min.
It is delicious warm with ice cream or whipped cream or plain. And it is even better the next day. It's even good cold! Why of course it's good, it has all that butter and a whole cup of sugar in it... I know it's not exactly healthy... So to cut the sugar I did use half a cup of sugar and the equivalent of half cup of Splenda.
I DID however,use the whole stick of butter!
I wasnt' sure about the pineapple with the blueberries BUT WOW, was it good! Did I say it was really delicious? AS you can see this recipe left it's mark on me. I WILL
be making it again very soon. Right after I spend several hours on the cross-trainer.
Let me know if you like it as much as I do.
Enjoy the weekend my friends~
P.S. I received my "Party Animals" book to help benefit A Place To Bark and it's so cute. The artwork is fabulous. I'm already counting the days until I can bid on some of the original pieces of art on ebay. Click on the pug on the left side of my blog
to find out more.