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Animal Drawings

I drew these animal drawings in a sketchbook with colored pens.

Lately I have been going through my art and starting to decide what to start selling.

These drawings might be selected.

Redbubble

Look for my art on redbubble items it is under 4pawsartstudio

Etsy

A few items are on Etsy under 4pawsartstudio

More will be posted in months to come.

Caroline

art · art studio · cross stitch · drawing · illustration · lifestyle blog · painting · personal blog · personal development · simple life · YouTube

Rue Paris Update

I’ve Been Busy

Finished 3 pages out of 18. It’s looking really nice. Can’t wait for one row to be done.

Other Art

I also started some new drawings.

Pencil Drawing
Color pencil drawing
Color pencil drawing

A New Painting

Acrylic painting

I am proud of my latest art. I have been trying to focus more on creating art than focusing on overworking myself in my job.

YouTube

Changed name to artwithcaroline

Film some art demonstrations. Subscribe and follow.

Caroline

art · art studio · lifestyle blog · mindfulness · painting · personal blog · personal development · simple life · YouTube

Pour Painting

Supplies needed

  • Arteza Pouring Acrylic Colors
  • trays, I used old cookie sheets
  • coasters-find them on Amazon
  • towel
  • paper towels

First Group of Coasters

Below the paint colors are: Neon Blue, Carnation Pink, Silver Fray

2nd Group of Coasters

Below the paint colors are Silver, Coral, Phthalo Green

3rd Group of Coasters

below the paint colors are Neon Purple, Titanium White, Pastel Yellow

Have Fun with Left-Over paint

I collected the dripping paint onto a tray. After I was finished with the coaster, I took paper and pressed it into the left over paint and made a print. I also brushed paint into my sketch book. This is a fun background for a sketch book multi-media artwork.

YouTube

I hope you enjoyed this. I have a youtube video about it as well. Check it out.

Make sure your CC is on for subtitles

Caroline

art · art studio · painting · personal blog · personal development · simple life

Pour Paint

It’s been a quick summer. I feel like I have returned back to all work and no play mentality. I have been working from home at a new job which I love. I don’t have the pressures of meetings and needing to be in the office for 40 hours. However I have not done a good idea with my art goals lately.

To recharge me and allow my mind to heal. I decided to try pour painting. It was fun, made me laugh and giggle. I felt like I was at the art experiment table in kindergarten again. It allowed me to be free.

I might make more. This may be my fun art that I do when I need to let my mind go and have some freedom.

I have been working on my art journal technique book and have a blog specifically for it. It is

Caroline

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Spending Time in the Studio

The Paintings

This morning has been very humid, so I spent the morning in my studio. I wanted to try a black and white painting. It’s been such a long time since I have drawn and painted using black and white.

First I drew a sketch a few weeks ago. Then I used a 11″x14″ canvas board. Normally I don’t paint on these boards often.

I am waiting for it to dry and will go back to it soon to add more depth and detail.

I also worked on the flower scribble acrylic painting.

I will work on it more soon. Also needing it to dry.

Coming Soon

I have been thinking about putting together a book about creating in a visual art journal. It’s something I’m going to try to work on once a week. Eventually I will be posting more about it and hopefully can get it sold.

I decided to not do YouTube videos as I want time to work on my book. I wasn’t enjoying video creating but I will post videos from time-to-time on Instagram.

Happy Day

Caroline

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Rice Noodles and Vegetables

Gluten free and dairy free, vegan

Ingredients

  • Mix of veggies, green pepper, red pepper, squash, red onion
  • Dandelion
  • Rice noodles
  • Parmesan cheese-vegan
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

I used a mix of pre-cut vegetables that’s at the grocery store.

First I cut up the vegetables and started to saute them in olive oil after they cook down I added the dandelion. I turned down the heat to a simmer.

By the vegetables were sauteing I boiled water for the rice noodles. Follow the directions to cook those on the package. It took 7 minutes for the rice noodles to be cooked.

Drain the rice noodles with cold water. Then add to the vegetables and stir together.

At parmesan cheese on top with salt and pepper. It goes well with a side salad and garlic bread.

Happy Day

Caroline

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Fruit Ice Cream

dairy free, gluten free

It’s been a hot and humid few days. My air conditioner works but it takes forever for it to cool the house down. So there are times, I don’t have it on because that would be an expensive electric bill!

What’s the next best thing to have to cool down from a humid day? It is ice cream!

Dairy free ice cream is very expensive. It also leaves my stomach is a little pain and feeling uncomfortable. So I decided to try making a FRUIT ICE CREAM.

OMG it is so simple!

Fruit Ice Cream Recipe

  • 4 cups frozen mixed berries-use any fruit combination you want
  • 1 cup coconut milk or any milk of your choice
  • 1/2 tbsp powdered stevia or more to taste, also can use honey or maple syrup

Use a food processor. Place the frozen berries in the processor, along with the milk and sugar. Process until it is smooth. I had to make small portions because my processor wouldn’t work with it completely full.

Then place the smooth fruit mixture in a metal pan(bread pan), cover with cling wrap and freeze.

set it out for 5-10 minutes to soften before you want to eat it.

Happy Day

Caroline