Happy New Year! I love fresh starts, clean slates, and new beginnings. I know that each new day, we have the opportunity to begin anew but nothing says FRESH and NEW quite like the start of a brand new year. Hello 2012! I'm SO looking forward to THIS YEAR. I'll be sharing some of my plans for this year in upcoming posts that I'm excited about but this post is a quick peek into my week so far.
Judging by the first week of the year, I'd say that this year is off to a good start (let's ignore that the toilet broke and the humidifier isn't working, shall we?).
The Moo business cards that I ordered a few days ago arrived... already! WOW, that was fast! I made one set of mini-cards and on about half of them I put photos of my artwork and then on the other half I put photos of my food photography. Both of these areas are ones that I plan to exploring more fully this year.
If you want to order a set of these cool mini-cards for yourself (or even a regularly-sized set OR their new rounded corners!!) I have a Moo Coupon Code for you to use ( for first time users): http://moo.com/share/7d5nh7
Oh, I've recently joined in on the whole Instagram craze and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. My username is lisamcohen in case you want to follow my photo stream there (and let me know your username too so I can follow you). It's so much fun for people who are visual like myself.
Here are a few photos I've taken with the iPhone lately:
I've been making soups to warm up the kitchen (and to freeze for easy, quick, nourishing lunches) and this one is a favorite of mine and Jessica... Tuscan Chickpea Soup - an oldie but goodie.
Red Lentil Soup with Lime and Spinach (this soup was not a favorite and likely won't be made again, one of the very few recipes from Deborah Madison that I don't care for... though maybe it was my fault with adding too much lime juice... the limes that I bought were SUPER juicy. Seriously I can never remember getting quite so much from a lime before so I used only 2 instead of the three called for.)
I created a new art journal with 300lb watercolor paper and the coptic binding technique (for Misty's online art class, Open Studio Workshop). She truly puts her heart and soul into everything she does and so although the class doesn't start unil Jan. 90, she included a few videos on making a journal.
The past few days I've been listening to a workshop on iPhone photography with Jack Hollingsworth at Creative Live that is pretty interesting.
Here's a painting in progress that I have on my easel (16"x20" on 300lb watercolor paper).
Some challah loaves bread:
Some sketchbook peeks:
All in all a good way to spend a week.