Tag Archives: imaginary things

April 18, 2011 – June 1, 2011

1 Jun

Title:  Postage Stamp Series 3

Medium:  Paint (Windows 7 Application)

Guess what?  I graduated!  Here is what may be the last postage stamp collage, at least for awhile.  Now that my schedule is much more open, I am hoping to do more daily crafts with actual stuff (paper, dirt, my hands, etc.) as a break from all of the digital art that got me through the semester.  Happy day, all!  🙂






The Owl and the Pussycat

17 Apr

Title:  The Owl and the Pussycat & Colors

Medium:  Paint (Windows 7 Application) & Microsoft Word (Office 10)

Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat” is my favorite childhood poem.  I remember that I had an illustrated copy of the book, but I have not been able to find the same copy since.  All I remember is that the water was very blue, the owl was brown, the cat was grey, and her dress was pink.  The boat was, of course, pea-green.  I also remember that her dress and parasol were very frilly, and they sat on a blanket on the beach eating quince.  I really wish I knew who had done those illustrations.  Poem by Edward Lear can be found here.

March 20 – April 16, 2011

17 Apr

Title:  Postage Stamp Series 2

Medium:  Paint (Windows 7 Application)

Round two of the postage stamp series.  I really like having one of these docs set up, so that each day I can do a quick doodle while drinking a cup of tea or listening to the radio.  🙂

February 3rd – March 19, 2011

17 Apr

Title: Postage Stamp Series 1

Medium:  Paint (Windows 7 Application)

I bet you thought I’d quit the Frabjous project!  No sirree, Bob.  With grad school picking up, I do not have much time to post.  But, I have been doing these postage stamp doodles on a Paint document.  I can fit 40 doodles on a standard Paint document (unless I can figure out a way to change the canvas size), so I figured I’d just do one of these a day until life settles down.  And finally, today, after whittling away at my school to-do list, I have enough time to post the image!  🙂

Go Wild!

27 Jan

Title:  Wild Self

Medium: Digital Art

Call me a total geek, but this is just cool.  I know it’s geared for kids, but who cares?  The New York Zoos and Aquarium’s “Build Your Wild Self” site is really fun to use.  The backgrounds have animation and sound effects, and the graphics are pretty cool.  It’s a good starting place for getting kids interested in wildlife and the environment.  And who hasn’t always dreamed of having a chameleon tail or butterfly wings?  C’mon, now.  You know you wanna…   🙂

I have Harry Potter on the brain.

22 Jan

Title:   Harry Potter Butterbeer Birthday Cake

Medium:  Cake

Okay, so I have a rule.  In addition to the Frabjous Daily, I also operate a food blog called Crumbdoodles.  Obviously, everything made for Crumbdoodles can be considered a creative act.  But, I think posting one creation on both blogs is sortof double dipping.  So, my rule is that if I cook or bake something, it can only go on one of the two blogs.  I chose to put this birthday cake on the FD because A) I made up the combination myself after researching the concept, and B) I am really stinkin’ proud of it!  🙂  According to the Harry Potter Lexicon (yes, I know where to do my research), butterbeer tastes like butterscotch.  The key flavor notes in butterscotch are butter (obviously), vanilla, and caramelized sugar, though not as strongly caramel as, well, caramel.  With that in mind, I made a dense vanilla butter cake, with homemade butterscotch custard filling, and a delicious brown sugar butterscotch frosting.  We could just call this butterscotch cake, but really, where is the fun in that?

The cake, frosting, and filling recipes came from different blog posts, but all from the same blog, Annie’s Eats (one of my favorites).  I didn’t plan it that way.  It just turned out that the recipes I liked best for all three components came from one location.  You can find the recipes here:  vanilla butter cake, homemade butterscotch pudding, and brown sugar frosting.

Purple Power!

20 Jan

Title:  Purple Power

Medium: Marvel.Com – Create Your Own Superhero

Confession:  This superhero lady is named after….a smoothie.  YES.  For several weeks now, I have been drinking smoothies for breakfast.  My favorite contains blueberries, which render it an awesome shade of purple.  And…this smoothie has its own theme song.  PURPLE POWER SMOOTHIE!  🙂  So, I imagine this superhero is what my insides feel like when I give them all the fruit and veg goodness in those tasty smoothies.