Monday, February 24, 2020

Creating Randomly

Do you consider baking a form of art?
I've decided that trying to mix purple from
red and blue food coloring is futile.  Turned
out ugly in my opinion, but the best I could do.
On my second try of mixing up this King Cake,
it turned out pretty well, and the family seemed
to enjoy it!

Here are a few random creations that I've
been making during my long absence from
the blog...  Happy Year of the Rat!

Unicorn photo props for my daughter the Music
Teacher. They do a Daddy/Daughter dance as a
fundraiser for the Drama Club, and this year the
theme was Unicorns. The "I Poop Rainbows"
was my favorite... Oh my glittering 

Just a joyful celebration of seeing the rare
experience of sunshine during a gray
 Ohio winter.

Yes, I'm still doodling tiny things and cutting
them out for my Planner/Art Journal.

The Hobonichi Challenge in my 4 x 6 inch Techo
for the month of February is 
Love for Australia.  I did not know that the 
Pavlova dessert had been invented in Australia!
My (more frequent) posts are on Instagram:

Linking up with Tea Tuesday over at the
Altered Book Lover blog.  My 'qualifying' T Tuesday
images are the red coffee mug and the Pavlova 
illustration. Sounds like a winning 
combination to me!


  1. I was dyeing some flowers for a girl one time and needed purple. I ended up buying purple gel food coloring to complete the project. I like your King cake, though, and I see I'm not the only one celebrating Mardi Gras. Love how you placed the beads on the inside of the circle.

    Had a good laugh at the Unicorn pooping rainbows. LOVE your imagination.

    I thoroughly enjoy seeing your journal. I actually LIKED Silent Witness, but agree there NOTHING like Midsomer Murders. I miss that show a LOT. Loved your Fleur de Lei, too. Great for Mardi Gras.

    So good to see you back joining us for T. Since I'm not on Instagram, I miss out on a lot. Hope you'll check in with us every so often and share a drink like the one in your big red soup bowl you shared for T this almost Tuesday. I've really missed you, dear friend.

  2. Fun, festive cake for the Mardi Gras holiday! Always love your impressive drawings and illustrations Dianne. Happy to be able to see them on IG when you're not on the blog:) Happy T day!

  3. Nice to see what you have been up to, beautiful creations as always. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Beautiful drawing and pages! I loved seeing the close ups of your drawing, the Chinese dragon is amazing and the little bird in the clouds made me smile too 😁. Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

  5. Hi I enjoyed your art pieces. I think your king cake turned out really well-it looks purple and I love the beads too. I have not tried making one of these cakes yet-good job.
    good to see you Happy T hugs Kathy

  6. So nice to see these. It has been awhile. Yes. Baking is an art. At least when some people bake. Well really all but some people bring it to a higher level Hope all is well hugs erika

  7. It's so nice to see you at T, Dianne! The planner stickers are very cute. I always love seeing your Hobonichi pages.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  8. So nice to see your journaling again--which I have always admired. Can't say baking was ever an art form for me but your cake looks wonderful. :)

  9. YOU are so creative! your drawings are beautiful ~ I found you on instagram and just started following you :) Your king cake looks Yum too ~ Enjoy!

  10. The King cake looks awesome! And I so enjoy all your illustrations. Happy T Day

  11. A Kookaburra! I have such fond memories of that song and of seeing that bird at our zoo :) I've never had a king cake, but we always celebrate Mardi Gras. Happy T Tuesday!

  12. Very arty! A Daddy/Daughter dance, how cute, un-practised in Germany (in my time at least, will ask my Brother, he has two Daughters) - ohhhh, the Kookaburra. I have three right here by Wendy Binks, it was a wedding-pressie :-)
    A (belated) happy T-day to you!

  13. Your cake does look like art. I like how the purple came out. And your sketched artwork is fantastic. I love how your journal page looks. (I wish I could draw like that.) Happy belated T-Day!

  14. Your artwork is amazing, you are very talented. I think you could class baking as an art form as some people decorate their cakes so beautifully, mine look like a car crash but usually taste fine, they always get eaten anyway.
    Our GS is quite obsessed with Australia as they have been learning about it at Kindergarten,
    Thanks for your visit, happy belated T Day

  15. The colours of your cake are certainly bright but it does look fun and I bet it tastes delicious! Your art work is wonderful! Your art journals must be great to look back through, Good to see you here at T Day, even though I am wishing you a very belated Happy T Day! Chrisx


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