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
I have just put my artwork on lots of great products on Zazzle! Here is just a sampling. More products to come! To see more, go to: https://www.zazzle.com/margaretannmissman/collections
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!
Art Print Sale! Sunday only, March 12, My Society6 shop is running a great special on all my art prints, 25% off and free shipping. Grab them up at these great prices! Society6 art reproductions are very good quality, and you can get them on canvas or paper, framed or unframed, on metal, and even … Continue reading Society6 Sale on all of my Art Prints, Sunday, March 12 only
New portrait finished Just finished this oil portrait of my Mom and brother from a photograph, circa 1950, 14"x11". I'm really having fun with the photographs. I am now offering portraits from photographs; more information on my Etsy shop, or contact me directly.
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
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
Winning the spider mite battle with DIY safe spray You’d think it would be easy to grow tomatoes. We’ve been trying for years, unsuccessfully. At least Steve has been trying. Steve kept thinking it was a virus, and tried all types of plants and soils. All with the same deaths. Last year I was determined … Continue reading Tomatoes, Finally!
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
Glossy, moist and irresistable. Mom made the best scrambled eggs any of us could find anywhere…and it was all in the technique, and took me a while to perfect. Now it is one of my specialties. And quick. The trick is to end up with soft, glossy, just set eggs, and the cheese still … Continue reading Mom’s Veggie Scrambled Eggs