First Morning Light
Banana Nut (Whole30)
The last few mornings we have had these beautiful skies! Color and clouds, moon and frost. It makes me so thankful for the simple beauty that God places right before my very eyes each day.
The banana picture is another of my new inventions for our Whole30 food. I did it like the apple and nut recipe. I put a teaspoon of coconut oil in the skillet, added walnuts and sauteed them for a minute or so and then added raw coconut and chopped bananas and sauteed another minute or so. I didn't want the bananas to be mushy. After it was done, I removed it from the heat and drizzled with a little vanilla extract and tossed. I think rum extract would be good too. Our little fruit/nut dessert was so good that I would serve it for dessert for guests! I'm thinking peaches would be good like this too, don't you?
My painting obsession continues into the new year and I'm glad. I've decided to continue an "art" journal, for lack of a better word. I think I should call it an experiment journal instead. The first pages I smeared some acrylic paint colors all over and then added some matte black acrylic too. I wanted to use my white pen on top of it. I decided to write down the Bible verses I've been reading and contemplating these past couple days. I'm not much of a letter-er or calligrapher. I wish I was, but at least it's legible. I might have to try fiddling with that skill too. I'm doing more embroidery right now too. I'm participating in TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) where we learn a new embroidery stitch each Tuesday and practice it. The first 20 weeks are outline stitches, so if that is all a person did, you would have a good foundation in embroidery. I'll see how many weeks I follow through. Winter is a good time for me to dive into creative ventures. I want to keep going even when I get busier. I just know that it's important for me to carve out a little time each day to be creative. It brings me much joy.
Do you have any creative things you are doing this winter?