I’ve started this year filled with creative energy and a huge desire to create. I hope that you’re having a great start in 2020 and that you’ll make the best of this year as it comes to expressing your creativity through your medium of choice.
And here’s my first tutorial of this year. A layered clay pendant finished with UV resin. And you don’t really need a lot of tools to apply this technique in your work. Two colors of clay, a stamp (for me floral stamps worked very well for this technique) and a sharp rigid blade is all you need. Apart from the roller or the pasta machine and of course, the oven and the oven thermometer (which is recommended). I used metal leaf in silver color because I like a little sparkle on my pieces, but you can skip this part.
A long time ago, I read that the daily practice of painting or drawing was a great way to improve creativity, imagination and production. I even ordered a book about it a couple years ago with the intention of starting a daily painting practice and stick to it.
Alas, this did not happen and just as writing every day improves your writing tremendously, painting every day defines your style after a while and something interesting emerges.
I finally took the plunge with drawing last week and am hoping to continue the practice for one year.
The year 2019 was busy and crazy and there came a point when I had to empty my studio and put my art on hold. This practice will get me back into it. I have been posting these explorations every day on my Instagram account.
What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Timeless Classics: Mint Leaf Peach Salad! Sliced peaches with creamy goat cheese medallions, OMG! This delightful salad is ideal for a light lunch, an afternoon brunch, or an early dinner. Indulging in the sweet tangy taste of a ripe, plump peach mixed with the nutty crunch of sugared pecans wrapped around medallions of earthy herbed goat cheese is like taking a bath in a tub of dairy rich cream. At first bite, you won’t mind being pampered. The fresh mint leaf garnish is like icing on a cake.
MINT LEAF PEACH SALAD
1 ripe peach, sliced with pit removed
4-6 cherry tomatoes; halved
2 ounces creamy goat cheese
1/4 cup sugared pecans, crushed
Fresh mint leaves
Cut ripe peach into 7-8 slices. Arrange in a pinwheel design on a salad plate. Cut cherry tomatoes and place seed side up around the peach slices…