Thursday, February 26, 2009

It is time for what is to be my weekly Thursday posting: ARTISTIC EDIBLES

yes, every Thursday I will attempt to come up with a fantastic, artistic, colorful recipe that will be as delicious as it is fun!

This is a recipe for meatloaf cupcakes! Yes it is true! When you look at them, they look just like sweet cupcakes! That is because you cook the meatloaf in foil cupcake wrappers and the "icing" is whipped potatoes with food coloring in them! AWESOME! Take them to an opening or to a friends potluck and watch everyones faces as they bite into delicious meatloaf! :)

Meat Loaf
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Potato Frosting
3 cups mashed potatoes
Food coloring
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 muffin tin cups with foil bake cups. 2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the meat loaf ingredients until well combined. Divide the mixture evenly among the lined cups (the liners should be about three quarters full). 3. Place the filled muffin tins on cookie sheets and bake the cupcakes for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. 4. Divide the mashed potatoes among three small bowls and stir a few drops of food coloring into each batch to create blue, yellow, and pink pastel frostings. Spread a generous dollop on each cupcake. Makes 12 cupcakes.

Friday, February 20, 2009

What draws me to fabric and creating something with it? I love cutting it up and piecing it back together with other materials to create something totally new. I love feeling the textures as I hand sew the layers. I love the sheen of the fabric and how it catches the light. I love that it is portable so I can take it with me anywhere to work on it. and to be honest.... I love that it doesn't break when I drop it. I can be very clumsy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Quilt Surface Design Int. business partner, Linda Fowler, and I have just finished curating 3 exhibitons for the upcoming year. And let me tell you that the work was amazing! I have been totally inspired by the art quilts that we viewed and have been working in my own studio non-stop for the last week!
The first and second exhibion will both be held during our symposium this June. One at The Cultural Art Center, Downtown Columbus and the other at The Works, in Newark, OH.
The 3rd will be in October and held at The Ohio Designer Craftsman Museum in Columbus Ohio. If you would like more details on the shows, check out our website at:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I never thought I would start a blog! I am very much a "pour the paint, sharpen the pencil, break the crayons" kind of girl. But there is so much to talk about when it comes to Art Quilting and Textile Art and we want to expand our conversation to include the world!
On this blog I will chat about upcoming exhibitions, Art functions and gatherings around Columbus and my own experience creating with textiles.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!