Monday, March 26, 2018

.@SugarBowlBakery Palmiers For Easter Fun

This treat can be transformed with a little imagination and frosting or topping of your choice.   Maybe even place jelly beans for eyes and frost bunny faces for a simple and easy craft.  
A centuries-old French recipe with over three hundred layers of dough and 100% butter, make each bite of the signature Petite Palmiers irresistibly flaky.  It’s an enticing and unique cookie that’s even better with ice cream, whip cream, or just a touch of honey.

I received complimentary product.

 These French cookies are a light and flakey treat that not only taste great with frosting, but can easily transform into Easter Bunnies and butterflies.




Classic Sketchbook Cats by Patricia J. Wynne Review

Classic Sketchbook: Cats
Classic Sketchbook: Cats by Patricia J. Wynne
Secrets of Observational Drawing
Author: Patricia J. Wynne

Classic Sketchbook: Cats shows how it's done by showing museum-quality works, then coaching you to try the techniques with the help an expert's suggestions.

Whether scribbling out a quick sketch with minimal detail, or making a finished portrait where every silky hair and polished whisker stands out, the best cat artists can capture the very essence of feline-ness. How do they do it?

Firsthand observation of cats will tell you a lot about the way they sit, yawn, tweak their tails, and curl up to sleep, but it won't tell you how to get those things down on paper.

Classic Sketchbook: Cats is the second in a series of instructional books that began with Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. The series shows how to draw your subjects by looking at the details of museum-quality works, then coaching you through the techniques with the help an expert's suggestions. In this case the expert is Patricia Wynne, a noted illustrator with a specialty in animals.

Wynne will guide you through fur, paws, and eyes, as well as cats sleeping, playing, or pouncing. Her unique instructions places a close-up of a drawing or painting by a noted artist like Gauguin, Chardin, Gwen John, and Theodore Steinlen on the left side of the page. And on the right side of the page Patricia Wynne coaches you with detailed, step-by-step drawings, that illuminate the process.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  I love cats,  my family and I are also into art and this book is perfect for us.  The artwork is not super colorful, but very nice to study and the tips are short, but that makes them easier to focus on.  I think with a good amount of practice the instructional images could be created. 

My Sisters Intended $50 Amazon or Paypal Cash Giveaway

 
  My Sister's Intended by Rachael Anderson For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood that her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor. Such an alliance will benefit both families and bring a great deal of joy to all parents involved. Unfortunately, Prudence has never been able to feel as joyful. She believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, even if he will one day make her a countess. Titles and wealth shouldn't factor into matters of the heart, and as an aspiring romance novelist, Prudence cannot fathom how anyone could even think of settling for less than love. She certainly wouldn’t, and she doesn't want her sister to either. Unable to stand by and do nothing, Prudence sets out to help the awkward couple discover the best in each other with the hope that they will eventually find love. What she neglected to foresee, however, was the possibility that she might fall in love with Lord Knave herself.

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