Sunday, March 29, 2020

Using Quotes in your Art Journal

Quotes are a great way to express what you’re feeling, but without the work of coming up with just the right words. In fact, pages made to showcase a favourite quote are the ones I like doing best.

Let me share a few examples:






Friday, March 27, 2020

Journal Prompt 27 Mar 2020 ~ Betrayal

Today's Writing Prompt: Betrayal

Have you ever been betrayed by a loved one?


People do lie, cheat and stab you in the back

I think we have all been betrayed at least once in life.  I choose to put those memories in a basket labelled "history".  I have too many awesome people in my life . . . and I have a pretty good life.  Remembering those who aren't worthy of my time is a waste of my time.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Journal Prompt 26 Mar 2020 ~ Amusement Parks

Today's Writing Prompt: Amusement Parks

Did you have a favorite amusement park that you liked to visit as a child?


Top 10 Fastest Rides & Roller Coasters at Canada's Wonderland ...

I don't remember ever going to an amusement park as a child.  Hubby and I took our boys to Canada's Wonderland about 20 years ago.  I think they enjoyed it.  I just thought it was a long hot day and a lot of money spent.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Grilled Chicken with Caraway and Black Peppercorns


4 chicken thighs, bone-in, with skin 
1/2 tsp peppercorns, coarsely ground
1/2 tsp caraway seeds, coarsely ground
1 tbsp gingerroot, finely chopped
1-1/2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp paprika
1-1/2 tbsp canola oil
salt to taste
1/2 lime, quartered

The chicken must be marinated at least 6 hours before cooking.  The chicken may be cooked, using either an outdoor grill or by broiling in the oven.  (We used the grill)

Score the chicken pieces deeply using a knife to allow the marinade to penetrate, then arrange the pieces in a shallow bowl.

Grind the peppercorns and caraway seeds using a mortar and pestle or using a pepper mill or place the spices in a plastic bag and crush them using a rolling pin.  Finely chop the ginger and garlic, then add them to the mixture.  Add the sugar, paprika and oil, then grind into a paste.

Spread the mixture over the chicken pieces, making sure to coat them well.  Cover the bowl with a plate and let the marinate in the refrigerator at least 6 hours or overnight.

Cook the chicken on a medium grill for about 20 minutes, basting with the marinade and turning the pieces once.  Alternatively, put the chicken on the rack of a broiler pan, then roast it in the oven under a preheated broiler 7-10 cm from the heat.

Season with a little salt and serve with lime wedges.

Makes 2 servings.

Journal Prompt 25 Mar 2020 ~ Phobias

Today's Writing Prompt: Phobias

What's worse:  Spiders, snakes, or rats?


Image result for spiders snakes rats

The only thing worse than spiders, snakes, and rats are BIG spiders, snakes, and rats.  They are all disgusting . . . ewwwwwww!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Journal Prompt 24 Mar 2020 ~ Stars

Tanka Tuesday: Stars

It's time for the next installment of Tanka Tuesday!
Tanka is a form of poetry similar to haiku. It's short, and the lines don't need to rhyme. The just must have a set number of syllables: 5/7/5/7/7.

Today's tanka prompt is: stars.


Image result for stars

distant stars tinkle
white lights in ebony skies
never changing place
reliably chart your course
always lead you to your home