Matilija Poppies

New painting Just finished this painting of Matilija poppies.  They have been blooming in abundance, and I love how ethereal they are, like big, showy crepe paper fried eggs, or angels blowing in the breeze.  It is oil on canvas board, 11"x14".  You can see a larger image on my website: http://mmissman.com/matilija_poppies.html Save

Society6 Bed and Bath Sale, Monday March 13 only!

Now is your chance to save a few dollars on bedding and bath items in my Society6 shop Monday, March 13th only, my Society6 shop is running a special, up to $34 off and free shipping on all bedding and bath items, including comforters, duvet covers, bath towels, bath mats, pillows (I think), shower curtains, … Continue reading Society6 Bed and Bath Sale, Monday March 13 only!

Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger

This recipe has become quite a favorite! A wonderful bowl of comfort, and easy to make. Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds) 2 Tablespoons (roughly) vegetable oil; olive oil is great 1/4 to 1/3 stick of butter 1 medium onion, roughly chopped 1 large leek (optional), cleaned and roughly chopped (cut off tough … Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger

DIY All Purpose Non-Toxic Garden Spray

Keeps most pesky issues under control, safely In my last post, "Tomatoes, Finally!", I shared my discovery of my "perfect" garden spray for most issues, like mildew, aphids, spider mites, and other issues plaguing my organic garden.  Here is the recipe.  I would love to hear your favorite concoction, so please share in the comments! … Continue reading DIY All Purpose Non-Toxic Garden Spray

New Flower Paintings

Love those flowers! I am finally posting some of my latest paintings.  Being an artist keeps me very busy.  A one-person manufacturing company. The first one is Purple Roses in the Shade, an 8x10" oil on canvas board.  I saw these lovely purple roses hiding in the shade, and the composition intrigued me. The second … Continue reading New Flower Paintings