Sunday, January 24, 2021

Monday Movies

Greetings!

The last few days I have been fighting with lupus. There is no rhyme or reason for flares, something tilts in my immune system and lupus grabs hold. I have not lost a battle yet with it so I am hoping this pain will end soon. Moving around and keeping busy helps. Right now though I want to get my Monday Movie post out. 
I have two movies for you this week. 
I really thought I had seen all of Anne Heche's movies. However, I found this one and loved it. "The Vanished" is directed by Peter Facinelli and starts Anne Heche and Thomas Jane.  This is NOT a horror movie. It's about a couple that is looking for their daughter with a great ending twist. I give it a thumbs up. I watched it on Netflix

 
The second movie, I am watching right now. It's called "Cold Skin" About sea creatures that are almost human. Takes place in 1914 at a light house. A great story line and wonderful make up design. It is considered a mystery horror but more mystery than horror.
 I'm watching this one on Amazon Prime, and Vudu is listed for free as well.
 
 
Hope you give these a try and enjoy them. 

Be Safe Out There An Wear A Mask
 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.
 beadwright.com

Friday, January 22, 2021

I need some help please

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Greetings! 
For over a decade I have been a follower of two particular blogs. Most of you know these wonderful ladies. Peggy Gatto and Sirkkis. Last Dec. or maybe Nov. my antivirus decided that I cannot go to those two blogs. I get a big red alert "danger, danger, danger. I have tried to bypass the antivirus but no go. Like I said I have been going to these  two for years with no trouble. I have tried to get the email for both of them but can't copy it. I would like these two ladies to know that I have not forgotten them, just can't get to them. Strange thing is I can go to Peggy's old blog with no trouble.  So my request is could some one please leave them a comment explaining what is going on for me? Peggy is listed on this weeks PPF and I know some of you out there have Sirkkis on your side bars. 
Thanks so much.  
 
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask
 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life. 
beadwright.com

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Paint Party Friday 1/22

Greetings!
 
Here it is Paint Party Friday and I actually have a new painting. Something clicked today and I actually got my started projects working. I'll show those later on, for PPF. I have an acrylic abstract that was fun to create. 
If you know me at all I hate to waste anything, most of all paint. So, left over from the pallet, 
painting only with my fingers.
I call this 
"Joy"
I don't manipulate the colors of my photos. I do crop and size but the colors I leave. For some reason the blues really shot forward when in reality there is a lot of rich browns in the photo. It is however, dark and over cast and not much good light for photos in my house. Still, I created this with happiness.
Come see what all of the other artists have created at 
Also joining in at Off the Wall Friday
Be Save Out There And Wear A Mask.
 

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

TAD Board Games And Game Night

Greetings! 
 
I will be honest I wasn't going to join in today because my old brain just couldn't figure out what to post. As a kid with my 5 siblings, we were like most 1950's home, and played all kinds of board games. When I got old the games I played  the first electric games. I was a champion of Pac Man and won $1,000.00 for a Pac Man competition. So much fun. Later I found my favorite game, Mancala. For some reason this appeals to me and I still play it once in a while on line. 

Origin and History of Mancala

Evidence of Mancala games have been found by archaeologists in Aksumite Ethiopia in Matara (now in Eritrea) and Yeha (in Ethiopia), dating back to between CE 500 and 700. The word mancala is derived from the Arabic word naqala, which means "to move." In North Africa and the Mideast, the word mancala refers to a class of game rather than any particular game.

You will see references to the game going back thousands of years. It is a simple enough setup to be played on an earthen surface, with seeds and holes, but the solid archaeological evidence doesn't exist documenting earlier origin.

There are many versions played by nations and peoples throughout Africa, with different names, such as Wari, Warri, Awari, Oware, and Wouri. The game is played in the Baltic areas of Europe but didn't spread through Europe. It traveled with Arab culture and trading to India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China.

 

 Head over to Rain's to see what all the other game players are doing today.

Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Veggie Burger Recipe

Greetings!
 
I don't know how I forgot to put the recipe of the Veggie Burgers on that previous post but here it is now.  OK, most of you know I don't measure. I just make things by eye and feel. I will try to get measurements for you.
As I said before I change it up with
 what I have in my veggie bin. 
You will need;
raw veggies, such as carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, onion and garlic.
1 can of black beans and 1 can of chip peas. You can use any kind of bean that you like.
1 or 2 eggs, bread crumbs, seasonings of your choice. 
Chop the veggies very small in a blender or by hand if you are that good. giggle. Some recipes say to saute these and then set aside. I don't, but you do have that option. Take the beans drain and rinse. I mash them up, especially the chick peas. Put it all in a bowl and then add your seasonings. I like garlic salt, cumin, chili powders. But again use what you like. Once in the bowl add 1 egg and enough bread crumbs to thicken it up to form patties. I make my own bread crumbs from old bread.  For me I make thinner patties so the inside will cook thoroughly. I brown them in a pan on the stove then pop them in the oven at 350° for about 12 minutes.  Other items I add are left over rice or quinoa. 
How I use my veggie meat. 
Burgers of course.
 
A patty with potatoes and avocado


 And tonight I am making taco dinner and my tacos will be made with veggie meat. OMG so good.
 Let me know if you make these and how you like them.
 
It's a GREAT day in America!
 
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask.

 
 
Nicole/DVArtis
 Honor and integrity in art, in life. 
beadwright.com

This is not a political post

Greetings!
 
This is not a political post, rather, just a note of thanks.
Thanks to all of the Americans that voted for a true president and vice president. The last 4 years in the US are done. (I am afraid not over the "thing" still has terror plans in the works) but it feels like most of us can take a breath of fresh air. President Jo Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. It is truly a historic day on so many levels.

 

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

Monday, January 18, 2021

T Stande for Veggie Burgers

Greetings! 

Today is T for Tuesday over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's. So click on the link to see what the T-Gang is up to. 

For me I have been working around the yard getting the garden equipment to the side of the house and clearing off the deck for the roofers. I also planted more jugs of my winter sowing. Each jug holds 4 plants so my garden will be bigger than last your but put together differently for ease of my back. No, I don't have an out building to store everything, maybe this summer I will be able to build something. Yes, I build. Something to look forward to. 

This past weekend I wanted some of my home made veggie burgers. They are so darn good and easy to make. They change with what veggies I have in the fridge, but I always use Chick Peas and Black beans. Yes, I was drinking a beer when I pulled these out of the oven. 
I did move it away from the hot tray. LOL
And here is the treat when they are done.

 


 Ohh and a note for Elizabeth and any one else who wants to watch. Monday Movie, "Backtrack" can be watched for free on Tubi

That is it for me today. 
Have a great day.
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask!
 
Nicole/DVArtist
 Honor and integrity in art, in life. 
beadwright.com

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Monday Movie

Greetings!
 
Sunday and it is a beautiful day. I mean like summer beautiful. The weather is just crazy these days.
We are getting a new roof on our house and the roofers may be here next month. So part of my day was cleaning off my garden things to the back side of the house. I need to have my deck cleared off. With my back acting up I am doing just a few things a day. I do tend to over do it. 
In my brain I am still 30. LOL
 
So, I was looking for a good movie and came across one of my old time faves. It's call "Backtrack" with a full cast of stars. Directed by Dennis Hopper and starring Jodi Foster, Hopper, Fred Ward and, Vincent Price with cameo appearances  by several notable actors, including Charlie Sheen, Joe Pesci, Catherin Keener and John Turturro to name just a few.  The film was disowned by Hopper before release and he is therefore credited under the pseudonym Alan Smithee. By the way that name is always used when the director of movie bugs out. It was filmed in 1989 and a directors cut in 1990. As far as I am concerned you can't go wrong with Jodie Foster. Dennis Hopper plays his part with excellence.  Yeahhhh I like this movie.
You can watch it on Amazon Prime for free. Here is a trailer. 

 
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask
 
Nicole/DVArtist
 Honor and integrity in art, in life. 
beadwright.com

Friday, January 15, 2021

Floods and Landslides

 Greetings!
I mentioned that we had a bad storm. Oh hell, all of our storms are bad. giggle Our fence broke and was fixed yesterday. I have the best landlord anyone could ask for.
As I said before we are luckier than some in this storm.
One of the posts broke, so a major fix.
I always wanted to see the growth behind the fence.
It's a mangled mess, but the workers went behind and 
cut it all back. Yay!
Now you just can't fix stupid.
This is Cushman. The place going out of my town.
It floods ALL THE TIME!
There is a sign that reads
Road Flooded Do Not Enter.
So lets drive your tiny car through it anyway.
Ohhh Engine wet... car dead. Time for a tow truck
 And probably a new engine.  Dumb ass!
A few mile past this flood was also a mudslide. 
So even if you get through the flood you couldn't get by the slide. No traveling east.
It seems that landslides mostly happen at night 
and this person was not so lucky.
This is actually a small slide. However, the tons
of mud, boulders and trees always break the roads.
Ahhhhh winter life on the Oregon coast.
So glad we don't have to go anywhere.
 
Have a great day.
Be Safe Out There and Wear A Mask
 

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

TAD With Rain Birds and Sky& PPF

 Greetings!
 
I can't believe it is time for Thursday Art Date over at Rain's. 
This week flew by. With the storm my back fence broke. We were luckier than some in town though. My repair man will be here tomorrow or the next day to fix it. 
Today Mr. M. and I got a new bed delivered. I know once we get use to the mattress our backs will feel better.  I have 3 art projects going and all are only partially finished. With that I will get to the birds and sky. Of course why would I have new art to show. My life just seems so busy and I am afraid that art gets  put on the back burner. Oh and google has my text all over the place.

Part of my Black to White Series

 

You know how I love abstract.


some of my weird car art.

 

Older art. I can't remember when I did this. A few years back

 

This was on a greeting cards I made with beadwork. We are talking 1990's

 


 

I call this my crazy eye bird.

 


 

One of my very early paintings.

 This is the "Eye of the Raven"

 



Negative space art

 


 

Almost all of these paintings have been sold especially the abstract birds.

 

Some of these I have forgotten about.

 

This is a piece of Raven art. She used to sit in my front window.

 

Last but not least one of my beaded raven patterns that hangs on my art room door.


Well I think that is a good selection and fits the theme. Head over to Rain's to see what all the other artists have created.
Also linking up with PPF
 
 Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask
 
 
 
Nicole/DVArtist
 Honor and integrity in art, in life.
 beadwright.com