May 21, 2009


In an effort to de-simplify my life (can you feel the sarcasm?), I decided to try to do a "sketch-a-day". I am almost finished with my photography adventure of a photo-a-day, today is day 357, and as I near completion, I decided to challenge myself with a daily sketch.

According to many people that do this, it's supposed to stimulate creativity as well as keep your mind sharp and you may find that you become a better artist after all's said and done. By definition a sketch isn't supposed to take more than 15 minutes so they are supposed to be quick and painless. I've decided to sketch something I come into contact with on that specific day.

Here are some of the first attempts...try not to be too critical, they are merely sketches (some colored sketches!)

Pink Beauty - 356/365

Morel - 349/365

Grow Local - 350/365

TOMS sketch - 351/365

May 12, 2009

You Grow Girl

I came across a really fun gardening site: Not only is it super informative, they also have a store where you can buy...wait for it...

That's right, Garden Hoe t-shirts. I need to set up a wish list on this site.

So, since I'm a girl that grows things, here are some pics from the garden.

Green's From the Garden

Baby Carrots - 335/365

And, totally unrelated, a photo of the Mother's Day Meatfest

Dad's Famous Grilled Ribs - 346/365

May 6, 2009

Spring Garden Salad

Spring Garden Salad - 334/365, originally uploaded by lesleyraez.
I love spring! With spring comes fresh veggies from the garden! Here's a simple salad recipe that's sure to please.

  • bowl of mixed greens (cut into strips)
  • sliced radishes
  • sliced green onion
  • shaved carrots cut into pieces
  • quartered grapes
  • crumbled feta cheese
Top it off with the dressing of your choice, I'm quite fond of White Balsamic dressing.