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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Persistence of Memory Shoes

Ah! These were so scary to tackle! Ha ha. I was really nervous when I got this order, because I really respect Dali's work. I even visited his home in Spain which has been converted into a museum. It was amazing! Now that the order is complete, I'm glad that I decided to go for it. It's nice to see that I didn't totally fail. ha ha. I hope you like them! I had fun painting them, and the customer was wayyy happy. :)

Day of the Dead Shoes

A good friend of mine was looking through our photo albums on Facebook and fell in love with a pair of Day of the Dead Skull shoes that my brother painted a while back. I usually don't duplicate designs we've done in the past, but since the design was new to me, I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did! They were intricate and difficult to paint. Ha ha. But, I felt satisfied with how they came out after the tedious hours of painting.

I thought the quotation she chose was a nice finishing touch for the shoes.

I've gotten some nice comments about them on the Facebook page. What do you think?

Vans-Gogh: Hand-Painted EVERYTHING!

I recently got an order for a backpack and I am soooo excited to be branching out into more than just shoes. I absolutely love the design that she chose too! Ha ha. It was cupcakes! Loooooooove. She was happy with how it came out, and I had some much fun painting the cute, colorful cupcakes. :)

Hopefully more people will want backpacks, purses, etc in the future! Would you be interested?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These were pretty delish. I didn't get any pictures because they got scarfed down immediately. ha ha. They were deceiving in their appearances. They looked like regular chocolate chip cookies but then you got a subtle slap of peanut butter and banana. :)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cups
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Smart Balance 50/50 Olive Oil Blend
1/2 cup Smart Balance peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1) Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
2) Mix Smart Balance, sugars, and peanut butter until creamy.
3) Add mashed banana and the flour mixture. Blend well.
4) Mix in chocolate chips.
4) Place on sprayed cookie sheet and bake until golden brown (about 12 minutes).