Monday, March 4, 2024

T Stands for a bit of everything

 Hi Everyone!
Today I'm joining
Bleubeard and Elizabeth
for the  Tuesday's T-Party.
For me I am all over the map with things to write about. First off I told you in a previous post that my oldest grandson sent me some Conte' chalks and I have been having so much fun playing with them. Also watching YT to learn more about it. Then the light came in my brain. Along with all of my mom's artistic abilities. She was an excellent pastel artist. When she passed I brought home boxes of pastel chalks. This is what I found today. I really need to go through my art boxes. I am set for my venture into color media.
These were my mom's. The oil pastels are brand new.

My grandson and Mr. M. gave me these just the other day.

 These were my mom's too.

 More from mom.

 These are Prisma are similar to Conte'

A bit of food. 

I made enchiladas for Saturday dinner.

 Sunday we had them cold. Well heated a bit in the micro to take the chill off. Like eating cold pizza. 

 Also Sunday Mr. M. wanted a yellow cake. Ya know from a mix.

 He likes Chocolate frosting on it. Yuck. Just not my thing. LOL



 Today I made pizza dough and these buns. 
It think they would  make good hamburger buns. 
 I posted last week that I planted seeds that would take longer to germinate. Oh really? 
I also planted one of the strawberry plants for indoors. Waiting for this weird weather to get over with and I will plant the rest outside.

Black Beans already coming up.

 and peas. The peas I can actually plant outside when these are ready.


For my drink I will share this. 
Perfect for me.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fun post, Nicole. I LOVE those pastels. I have a set, too. Of course, I don't use mine to make art like YOU make, but I make art for backgrounds. You are so lucky to have these.

Your enchiladas look delicious. I would gladly join you. I'm not a fan of yellow cake, but I would eat the frosting in a heartbeat. Those pizza buns look great, too.

WOW, your garden is starting to take off. I look forward to seeing how it develops over time.

Gotta love your AI cutie. It is SO you!! Thanks for sharing your week and AI coffee with us for T this week, dear Nicole.

Tom said...

...the enchiladas look fabulous.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I still have chalks that I used on my ceramic pieces. Maybe I should get them out.

Carola Bartz said...

I love soft pastels! I'm not particularly good in using them, but I like the feel and how you can blend and "smear" them. So lovely.
Your food looks delicious, those enchiladas I would eat in a heartbeat. Not sure about the yellow cake, but chocolate frosting is something I definitely like. Mr M has good taste!
Happy T day, Nicole, and a good week - Carola

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oil pastels! I've never tried them. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them as you go adventuring in colours!

Christine said...

Lovely art supplies. So glad you are back to cooking again, delicious food!

My name is Erika. said...

I get excited just seeing all those fun colors. I think the fun thing about art supplies are all the possibilities. And your food for this week looks yummy. And sprouting plants is exciting also. We've lost most of our snow, so I'm hoping it won't be long until I can get outside and move my cold frame into the garden. Well it will still probably be the end of the month, but it's closer than it was. Have a super T day Nicole. hugs-Erika

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, hope the art-supplies are still good to work with and look forward to your outcome! :-)
And ohhhhh..... you made me all hungry again!
Happy T-Day!

Mae Travels said...

My mother loved to draw in pastels! She especially made sketches of flowers. You made me think of her.
best, mae at

roentare said...

The art materials and supplies are now becoming so expensive these days. Love that cute dragon!

Rita said...

Have fun with all those supplies!
I loved any kind of cake and yellow with chocolate frosting--looks good to me--lol! But the enchilada looks even better. :)
Cute-cute dragon!!
Have a great week. :)

baili said...

your mom was an artist wow thanks for sharing this dear Nichole !
no doubt you have much of her in your love for art :)

my mom crochet ,needle work ,embroidery ,knit ,would make traditional belts for traditional trousers (shalwar) and garden ,she never attended school but she had wisdom that touched life of so many around her :)

i saw only white chalk used for board writing in school actually so for me these pretty colorful chalks are new thing and i wonder if they can be used on paper .i will look for it
your hubby like sweet yellowcake and mine as well :) i have skipped cakes since few years ,only a single bite on Eid :)
congrats for sprouting plants .best of luck with their growth outside

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, so many great photos today, it looks like you've been busy! The pastels and art supplies are fabulous, enjoy using them all 😊. Your meals look delicious, I love enchiladas - yum! All your seedlings are doing so well, it's a great start to your garden adventures. Loving your little dragon and cuppa too 🐉. Take care and Happy T Day ❤️. Hugs, Jo x

kathyinozarks said...

enjoy wowrking with your art supplies, very special that you have your Moms your food always looks delicious. I always feel a bit guilty using a box mix but at least the gluten free mixes are all real ingredinets with no long names that I don't know what they are haha.
Happy tuesday Kathy

Gene Black said...

I have never had much success with pastels but they are fun to play wijth. I am sure you will do wonderful things with them.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It makes me wonder what I might have stashed somewhere in the house, long forgotten. Once I took a book down from the shelf and found a twenty dollar bill. I had obviously used it for a bookmark!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love that little dragon! Have fun plaing with the pastels and chalks, hugs, Valerie

Magaly Guerrero said...

You've been busy! I love seeing wee sprouts rooting for spring. And cake, I love me some cake--definitely my thing, lol!

Spyder said...

oh yum, any cake with chocolate icing on it is the best cake!! I usually have baby strawberry shooting everywhere, buy this year I think the frost has got them. Love the the dragons...looks so real, as dragons go. I've been sorting out things too, I think I have the same chalks and oil crayons as you! Hardly used , but the box is a bit swished! Happy T Day! ((Lyn))

Sharon Madson said...

Nicole, what lovely pastels! The food all looks delicious! And what a fun little creature in the window sill with his drink. Happy T Day.

Lisca said...

How exciting to realise you have all these pastels! I know you'll have fun sorting them all out and trying to see what they do.
Your enchilladas look very yummy. I must try that one day. I've never made them. (or eaten them but they look very tasty)
A cake from a mix? Making a sponge from scratch is so simple. I don't believe they sell a mix for that!
Oooh, your seeds are doing well. What a joy!
Sorry I'm late in commenting. (Busy week)