Twix Cookies

I was entered to compete in my county fair’s youth baking contest, and one of the categories I’d selected was cookies. I couldn’t do just any, run of the mill chocolate chip cookies. These cookies had to be special and delicious and award winning. My mom and I scoured Pinterest, looking for the best cookies…

My First Cream Puffs

I was spending some of my summer in Seattle, WA with my family, which was amazing. I love the shore and the city, especially those two combined. My grandmother was an avid baker, so she wanted me to take home a new skill after the trip ended. She paid for me to take a class…

Art Journal Pages

These pages are two entries in one of my art journals. The left page is just water colored with soft, cool pastels and with a homemade print stamped with blue acrylic paint on top. Here’s a link to my post about carving the stamp used to make this print. On the other side, I water…

Watercolor Tulips

My mom loves tulips. They’re her most favorite flower, and they make her very happy. Once I’d decided that I’d paint her some, I used watercolors and went after it. I created the middle tulip first by wetting the paper, loading my brush with color, and giving it a flick to get the tulip look…

Makeup Henna Painting

This drawing/painting is one of my favorites, and is very near and dear to my heart. My art teacher gave us the assignment of watercolor painting a bowl holding an assortment of things with a common theme, with zentangle doodles drawn around it in Sharpie. I painted the bowl a mixture of light lavender and…

Tumblr Doodles

I’m quite obsessed with things that can only be described as being “Tumblr”. Tumblr is a social blogging site that has created its own styles, ranging from dark grunge to pastel girliness. I decided to make a simple drawing in an art journal of mine to honor that style, along with a few of my…

Rose Apple Pie

It was around Thanksgiving time, and I had a dinner to go to for the sport I’m in. I got assigned to making a dessert, seeing as how that’s my specialty, I decided to make an apple pie, with homemade pie crust, because I’d never made one before. Usually, when I’d made pies, I just…