Feb 19, 2013

So many things to share and talk about... :) Love those kinds of days... 

A month ago I made a head band out of some black wool yarn and black pom poms. I spread the pom poms open and put a teeny tiny dot of hot glue in the center, then placed my yarn in there and pushed the sides of the pom pom together. I purposely made the space between the pom poms uneven for more character, and I made sure the yarn was long enough so it could wrap around my head twice. I love this little delicate number and where it at least a couple times a week....


she wears a headband

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I have an AWESOME recipe for you! 

This is not my recipe [I wish it was] I found it online [I forget where] if you like chocolate
and mint and chewy cookies.... you will die and go to heaven with these AND eat your weight
in them, ready? :) OH! And they are super easy to make = FOOL PROOF!


follow directions exactly!

mix together in a separate bowl: 2 1/2 sticks of BARELY soft Butter [I take the butter out of the fridge, cut it into 1/4" slices and let it sit on the wrapper for 1/2 hr.] 2 cups Sugar - mix for 3+ min.  THEN add 2 Eggs and 1 Tblspn Vanilla 

mix together in another bowl:   3/4 cup Cocoa [DUTCH Cocoa is best] 2 cups Flour, 1 Tspn. Baking Soda and 1/2 Tspn. Salt  - Really just whisk it and then add these dry ingredients in with the wet little by little.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 8 min. NO MORE! As soon as you take them out, place cookie sheet on cooling rack and place unwrapped Andes Mints on top of cookies. Each cookie gets one chocolate mint. 2 min later take a spoon or knife and spread the melted chocolate over the rest of the cookie. Wait for them to dry, VOILA ....you can thank me later or send some of your own to me in the mail! :)


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Earlier today I was sitting on our couch next to Harley and having one on one time. As I sat there petting him and playing with his little paws, I noticed how his newly short haircut feels a lot like our  Oriental rug in the living room....then I started imagining myself finding a brightly colored shaggy haired dog and taking him to the groomers to get a haircut. I pick him up from the groomers, and come to find out...there was a beautiful pattern underneath that shaggy hair of his...one that looked like a Turkish rug... I loved this thought so much that I had to illustrate it. :)



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while I was painting this "Kilim" dog we'll call him, I was listening to my O.M.D station on Pandora and this song came on... :) Love this band, love 80's music [STILL] and love synthesizers.







11 comments:

cote delpiano said...

hello! I found your blog some days ago and I'm addicted! I read it for two dys straight hahaha, I really like your illustrations. I'm studying English literature but I wish to be an illustrator some day. :)

stella im hultberg said...

aw roxy, i love your imagination and ideas. so perfect, a killim dog!!! <3 <3

Rachael Poklitar said...

i adore the headband! once i don't have to wear toques any longer i'm going to try to make a tonne of fun things to adorn my head. hello roxy!

Laura Lee said...

Your imagination about the colorful shaggy dog delights me on all sorts of levels. I see an educational children's book about a pet groomer and all the different patterns he discovers as he grooms people's dogs. It can be an educational book about dogs and their heritage! Yes? I'll write the words if you do the illustrations :)

ROXY MARJ said...

Cote! Just checked out your blog. Lady! You are a fantastic illustrator! I LOVE them!! :) Keep it up girlfriend! <3

Stella! ahh I always love hearing from you. :)) Thank you for your sweet compliment!

Rachael, what is a Toque [actually, I will google here in a sec] :) wearing things on one's head brings a lot of pleasure. I really want to make a grizzly bear headband someday like the one in "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" but hers is dinosaurs...

Laura, thanks for the lovely compliment! :-[) You write it, the illustrations will come. :) Besides, have you read my grammar...well you have. HA! nuff said...anyways, yes that would be a super fun collaboration!

tiger in a jar said...

dream dog! It would be fun to guess what pattern was under all that colored shaggy fur.

Ummmm, playing with my heartstrings with this song. Just what I needed to start my day, and now I will go dial me up an OMD pandora station...

ROXY MARJ said...

Julie! You would totally have a dog like this!! :-[)

So happy you love OMD! Seriously, THAT makes my day!! :) xo

Sarah Larsen said...

You look like a timeless celebrity in that little gif! Lovely. Also, I was just reading through the other comments, and I must say that you have such a great group of people following and commenting on your blog. The comments are generally quirky, thoughtful, intelligent + nice. That says a lot about the material you have here! I've been loving it since the day Allison showed me. ;) When she showed me I remember she said "you are gonna wish you could carry her around in your pocket."

ROXY MARJ said...

Sarah, what a sweet compliment to receive! Timeless... I hope. :)

Also, I really appreciate this entire comment of yours... I can't imagine what it would be like to "blog for money or viewership" I really do blog to document my life/thoughts/inspirations and if there's others who like it...that is really neat...if not, okay too. :) But I am lucky to have a nice little quaint community here where I can give back comments that are [hopefully] as thoughtful as the one's I receive... If I was starting to get an overload of comments...I would either have to shut down or make it private so I could still maintain healthy communication....anyways, LONG WINDED RESPONSE! :-p Thanks again for your sweet comment! Love you!

Egan Metcalf said...

Kilim dog it legit! Those minty things are right up my tastebud alley. Also, your gifs are rad.

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