December 2017


Sea Star on Sea Glass autumn21 Copper Pod Pendant (Patinaed) Silver Hoops with Resin Flowers

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new directions

Bob and I have started a travel blog to track our adventures and experiences with our new Alto travel trailer that we plan to pull with our Prius. As far as we know,no one is pulling an Alto with a Prius,and we hope to show the way. Our blog at Eco Trailer Traveling is live. Check it out!

I am going to continue this blog as well to share my artistic and personal endeavors and stories –coming next:some photos of all my summer socks.

key lime pie dip

We found a bunch of key limes while hiking a few days ago. What comes to mind,but key lime pie? Yup,but no oven,and a search for 'no bake key lime pie'turns up recipes with ingredient lists a page long,many including that overly sweet and sticky canned condensed milk,we don't deal with kots of ingredient in our simple kitchen here on St. John,so I invented my own recipe. Here 'tis.

Key Lime Pie Dip

  • 3 key limes
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Cool Whip Lite
  • ginger snap cookies

Sqeeze limes into small down and add sugar. Let sit for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves. Blend in yogurt and cool whip. Cover and chill. To serve,dip ginger snaps into dip and eat!


more from a week

Continuation of the assignment to journal your week. It is kinda fun. Like I said,I have very limited resources here –a sketchbook,pencils,thin marker and a small set of colored pencils.



a week

The assignment is to journal,using drawing and words,your week. I often use words to make notes about my days –drawing is a huge stretch for me. It is back to the whole basic concept of trying anything new –get over the fear. Who cares,really,if it sucks? Well,I do. Kind of. If I am going to do it,I don't want pathetic,but all efforts must start somewhere.
“Step put of your comfort zone to make it larger.”

sketchbook skool,first lesson

I bought a sketchbook and pencils before my winter trip to St. John to try a bit of sketching while I am here. This is my first winter here,as I just retired. I have more unstructured time here and we live pretty basically –a step above camping. Also,we have a very limited Network connection –unreliable connectivity and mostly pretty slow speeds,so watching the videos is not always possible. I have been able to get most of the photos loaded and the written handouts downloaded. I am taking the class the first time through like this,and plan to go though the class again after I am home when I can expand on materials. Here is my sketch,using pencils,of my all-purpose and well-used island shoes,that take me everywhere.