Wednesday, 14 December 2011

FREEBIE!

I am expanding my art commissions with interpretations of children's drawings, and this is your chance to get an original, free, piece of art by yours truly!

This is how it works:

- I am looking for sketch style drawings from children aged approx. 3-6 years old, but if you have some great work by your younger or older child, please don't hesitate to contact me

- if you have a young Picasso at home, leave a comment in this post

- I wil provide you with an e-mail address so you can send me photos/scans of the drawings, please also include your name and address, and the first name and age of your child when he or she drew the drawing

- Your painting will be ready in 3-4 weeks

- The painting will be 30 x 40 cm. acrylics on canvas. The sides of the canvas will be painted, so you can hang it up without framing it


The small print:


- The offer is for 1 painting only. I reserve the right to choose between submissions

- By sending me the drawings you agree to let me use them, and the first name and age of your child, for my art and to promote my artwork

- While the painting will be completely free, you will have to pay for the shipping if you want the painting shipped to you. If you do not wish to own the original, I will keep the painting or resell it, and send you a high resolution file which you can print out for private use.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The 100K Project!

I have a confession to make.

- "I am a kept woman" -

Or that is, my husband is the bread winner of our family, and while he doesn't mind, I feel guilty about it.

Hence the 100K Project

I began the project December 1st, and my goal is to earn or save a total of 100K Danish kroner before December 1st 2012.

This is not a staggering amount of money. At the current conversion rate it's around 18K USD, and about 50% of a low paid job here in Denmark - that is if I had a full time job, which I don't. In fact, I haven't earned 100K in years.

What am I going to use these 100K for? Well, after taxes there will be around 70K left, and these will go towards planting the garden and fixing the basement. Of course 70K will not be enough to get everything done, but it will be a start.

Our home is from 1954 and one of the rooms in the basement used to be a farm-help bedroom. Therefore it has a wooden floor, which was a luxury at the time, but which has now completely rotted, stinks, and has to be replaced. Also the walls, ceilings, radiator, and window sills need to be cleaned/sanded down and painted.

Once that is all done, I will turn the room into a workshop with a work bench and storage for all our tools, nails, bits and bobs. Right now, these are all stacked up in the basement hallway, taking up space so I can barely pass through if I am carrying the laundry basket. Plus the mess it makes! If anyone were to see it, they would immediately sign me up to star in a TV programme about hoarders.


Status so far:

Money saved: 5000 kr.*

Still 95K to go.

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*How did I do that? I bought 600 kilos (1320 pounds) of quality cat sand and got a hefty discount. Of course now I have cat sand to last us for years. Did anyone say crazy cat lady? :p

Saturday, 3 December 2011

"Dream Cake from Brovst"

I have been remiss in my duties as a blogger, mostly because I have been a busy bee. I will be posting updates of all I have been up to, but for now, here's a picture of what I baked today when my husband asked for cake, any cake, just cake! ;)

Directly translated from Danish, it's called a "Dream Cake from Brovst", and it's basically a sponge-cake style cake with a coconut-caramel topping: