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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Movie Monday and other things

Happy Monday to all of you.
 
I watched/listened to a few movies this weekend while I kept myself busy with some household things.
I had forgotten about this first one. I actually own it and the sequel to it. However, I found it on Amazon. It is, " 30 days of Night." Yes a strange and wonderful zombie movie that takes place in the town of Barrow, AK. If you have never been to AK. it is dark 24/7 in winter, especially in Barrow. Perfect setting for these creatures.
This one stars Melissa George, Josh Hartnett, Danny Huston and Ben Foster. 
  I watched it on Amazon Prime.
you can also watch it on Hulu 
or for free with ads on Pluto TV.
 

I did A LOT of canning on Sunday. I had to keep a close eye on the flames of my outdoor burner. It's getting low. So why not sit back and watch a movie on my movie player. I watched, "Wind Chill" 
with Emily Blunt and Ashton Holmes.
Just before their university campus goes quiet for the winter break, a young woman (Emily Blunt) asks a classmate (Ashton Holmes) for a lift home. The two students set off on their trip and begin to get to know each other. But, when a reckless motorist drives them off the road, they find themselves stranded in the snow on a remote highway. As the night grows colder, the two are confronted by a horde of menacing apparitions -- and struggle to escape with their lives. I own this movie but you can watch it
Wind Chill streaming: where to watch online? You can buy "Wind Chill" on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, YouTube, DIRECTV as download or rent it on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, YouTube, DIRECTV online.

I will tell you about house hole things tomorrow.
Have a great Monday 
 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. 
Get Vaccinated and wear a MASK! 
 Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Garden and Recipe Saturday

Good Saturday to you all! 
It started raining last night and is pouring right now. First rain we have had is 4 months. So I am happy to have it.
The outside garden is done for the year as you know. The GH still has one tomato plant and 8 pepper plants. But like last  year some of them are taking so long to produce fruit. The pepper are there but the nights have turn cold so they are slow growing. Except for the poblano and the cayenne peppers. 
 
A few flowers are holding out and I am sure after this rain there will be more.

 


 


 



 



Since garden days are coming to an end I will be sharing a recipe on Saturdays. This one is for David Gascoigne 
over at Travels With Birds blog. David had commented that both he and his wife had not seen canned potatoes before and what did I do with them? 
First off canning potatoes must be done in a pressure caner. 
I follow Pam from RoseRed Homestead. She is a professor, and researcher and I believe a scientist. She has the most informative canning instructions, 
oh she has been canning 50 years.
David wanted to know how to use the canned potatoes. Last week I make a potato and sausage dinner. I did not take photos. I simply cut up then cooked the sausage, on the stove, until almost done. Then add that to the potatoes in a pan that can go into the oven and baked until the sausage was done. You can add a gravy or tomato sauce to this.
Last night I simply placed them in a pan with a small amount of butter and grapeseed oil and fried them.
David you can add these to stews, soups, fry, bake, air fry, or eat them out of the jar. 

 Russets pre cooking


 Red potatoes. No pre cooking


Sweet potatoes. Pre cooking 15 minutes.
 
Wishing all of you the best Saturday.
 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. 
Get Vaccinated and wear a MASK! 
 Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

TAD Pop Art

Greetings! 
 
It's time for another theme with Rain. Ya know TAD. She always knows how to pick em'.
This week it's all about Pop Art. Now PA has never been my thing. I am not sure I even enjoy viewing it. 
So what is PA?
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s. The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane 
mass-produced objects.
I like modern abstract PA. Hopes these qualify.
 
Colored pencil on paper.
Acrylic on canvas

My Nicole's BeadBacking cut and glued on canvas.
Stop by Rain's blog to see what all the TAD gang created. The head to Rain's YT channels. You won't be disappointed.

If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. Get Vax'd and wear a MASK! 
 Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Strange Art Wednesday

Hi Everyone!
 
Yesterday we drove to Salem. It was a nice drive, some of the tourists have left so the roads are better.  As I was waiting for Mr. M to come out from his appt. I drew this. Just one of my strange art pieces. I only had one pencil so shading is not great. Just a fun piece to pass the time. 
 
 
Today is a busy canning day so I am back to it.
Have a great day everyone.
 

 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. Get Vax'd and Wear a MASK! 
Nicole/DVArtist Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

T stands for

Greetings!
Today is T-Tuesday over at Elizabeth's. Be sure to stop by her blog. She always has something interesting going on over there including the T gang. 
For me I am sitting here with a cup of coffee trying to wake up. It's very early. As I get older it seems to be more difficult to get up and get going. Just one more thing to add to the list of getting old sucks. LOL
With that I have been busy trying to get as much caning as possible done before winter. As most of you know I have to can outside. Here is what I have for this week.
First coffee.
 
8 pints of red potatoes.
8 pints of chili.
I also opened my black and pinto beans.

I will have to show the beans next time. 
I can't find the photo.
Mr. M. got a vanilla pudding over graham cracker crust pie last night.

I promise not to get to crazy with the baby photos.
My DIL, Eva, and Julette.
My Son, Eva and Julette.
I'm told that Eva will not allow Julette to be out of her sight. She is in the middle of everything wanting to help. I think she will make the best big sister.
 
Wishing everyone a great day!

 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. Wear a MASK! 
 Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Movie Monday

Hi Everyone!
 
It's been a weird few days. I have been away from blogland and I promise to catch up on comments.  To get out of this "funk" I'm in I decided to binge watch "Grace and Frankie".
It is funny and stupid but there are some poignant moments. 
I am watching this series on Netflix.
The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the title roles of Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein, two unlikely friends who are brought together after their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. These men are lawyers and have been in love with each other for 20 years. Finally after 40 years of marriage to the ladies it all comes out. It is laughs, and tear, and life from there. For me anything with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and you have a hit. Other actors are Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen. I hope you are able to take some time to watch this.

Wishing all of you the very best day. 

 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. Wear a MASK! 
 Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Paint Party Friday and New Baby

Before I get into that I want you to meet my new great granddaughter
Julette Rose
Born September 8
6:08am
7lbs 15ozs
20” long  
This is a side by side of Evalina (AKA Eva the princes) 
and her new sister Julette

Top is Evalina bottom Julette. 
You sure can tell they are sisters.
We will find out if Julette will be a princes like Evalina or a tomboy like her mama.
I know more photos will be coming.
 
Now for PPF. You all know that blue is NOT my favorite color at all. However, I have 2 paintings started and both are in blue. Here is one I finished today.
This is a 12x12" gallery canvas painted with acrylics.
Be sure to stop by PPF to see all the great works of art.
 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. Wear a MASK! 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

TAD Minimalism

Greetings!
 
TAD with Rain. Minimalism  
 

 
 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. Wear a MASK! 
 Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

T stands for tomatoes.

 Hi Everyone!
It's been a busy week and even this morning I have been out shopping. Today is T-day over at Elizabeth's so be sure to stop by there to see all that is going on.
So what is keeping me so busy. I really can't tell you. I get up, start my day and before I know it it's time for bed. LOL
Of course the GH and the yard take up time, as well as canning. I also spend time watching Rain on her YT channel. She has 2 and all of you should check them. Here is a like to her blog where you can link up to here YT channel.
I have been trying to get into the art room too. Just playing. Trying to relax.
Tomatoes and peppers are coming fast now and I can't be more thrilled. 
This 
is now this.
 
I don't drink pop very much but lupus has been playing havoc with my stomach so this is my drink for this week.


Well my friends I have some phone calls to make. Ya know my most favorite thing to do. (NOT) LOL
I will be by to catch up on comments I promise.
Have a great day!
 
Oh for all of you who have asked about Eva, my great granddaughter, is fine and back in school. My son and his family live in Florida. So no, she does not wear a mask at school. 
1918
Among the most stringent mask cities was San Francisco, which at the end of October 1918 made mask-wearing mandatory. Penalties ranged from a fine of $5 to $100 to imprisonment for 10 days.
 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. 
GET VACCINATED! Wear a MASK! 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Movie Monday

Hello and Happy Monday.
 
In my world this movie is weird and wonderful.
It's called 
"Coherence"
 Coherence is the strange story of eight friends who meet for dinner on the night the Miller's Comet is passing over the Earth. The comet's passing results in a tear in their reality.
Of course they don't know there is a tear and strange things begin to happen. This is kind of a mind bending fun move. I have watched it twice. LOL
I did watch it on Prime but you can see it on Tubi, Crackle and Pluto TV for free. However, I found the full movie here. So sit back and enjoy.
 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. Wear a MASK! 

 Nicole/DVArtist Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Garden Saturday and making Ghee Sept 4

Hello Everyone!
I hope your day is going well.  So far mine is. The sun is out but it's cold and very wet. Speaking of how wet it is here, (without rain) I had to bring my pinto and black beans in and hang them so they will dry out. I did open one of each to see how they are doing and I do have beans. YAY!
The outside garden is done and I am cleaning and saving soil for next year. 
 
Hey do you want to see some beautiful flowers? Check out
 
 
 Beans hanging in my back room


 Beans drying


 Black and pinto beans


 Outside garden


 Corner of my deck


 Flowers are still growing.


 Sunflowers are just amazing.


 The top of the tallest sunflower.


 So strange tomatoes in my flower bed.


 These peppers are big and taste so good


 I told these peppers they better hurry up and grow. It is cold at night.


 The Cayennes are doing well but I don't know if it is warm enough for them to turn red. I did try one and they are SPICY HOT!!


Last month I was getting rid of a cucumber plant in the GH. A branch was hung up behind the shelf and when I pulled on it this huge cucumber came flying out. It was one I didn't see and it grew to this. I cut it open and it smelled wonderful but tasted very bitter.


 Just peppers and tomatoes now in the GH


 

 

Yesterday I made something that I have been wanting to make for some time. I made Ghee! 
Ohh so easy and so much fun.
 
 4 lbs of butter to melt


 The first stage of small foam


 The foam builds


 Then starts to separate and move to the edge of the pan.


 This is getting towards the end of the process.


 When it is done pour the butter into hot canning jars, wipe the rims, place on the lids and ban and wait for pop.


and it ends up like this. 4lbs of butter rendered 5 12oz jars of Ghee.
 
If you are interested in making some I follow Pam

 
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. Wear a MASK! 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.