Sunday, June 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So I joined dA, and I've done my very first photomanipulation...it's nothing too fancy, but it's alright.
Thank you!! :)
Monday, April 20, 2009
I adapted the recipe from here.
½ cup oil
100g good-quality white cooking chocolate, chopped
½ cup milk
A little vanilla essence (or imitation vanilla...which is what we had in the pantry!)
1 egg, lightly whisked
¾ cup plain flour
½ cup self-raising flour
Preheat oven to 160°C. Line twelve muffin pans with paper cases.
Melt white chocolate. Combine the oil, melted chocolate, sugar, milk and vanilla in medium heatproof bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
Gently whisk in the egg. Sift the combined flours over the chocolate mixture and gently whisk until just combined. Pour mixture evenly among prepared muffin pans. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack and set aside for 1 hour to cool completely.
For the icing, I wanted to make a cream cheese ‘frosting’...but then I found out that my mum ate the last of the cream cheese...so, I went with:
200g white chocolate
enough icing (powdered) sugar to make it look and feel right :) (Great recipe, huh?!?)
Melt the chocolate, add the powdered sugar. Spread on cupcakes and let it set (yep, it goes hard!!)
Now, this recipe said it would make 12 cupcakes – well, I guess my muffin pan was smaller than what they used...I got 12 ‘normal-sized’ and 20 mini cupcakes!!
Also, my cupcakes weren’t really cake-y...the consistency was half-way between a cake and a biscuit (cookie for you North Americans).
My dad liked them, my sister didn’t want to taste them, my mum said they were too sweet, and me...well, I couldn’t figure out whether I liked them or not.
I think it might’ve been my baking skills (or lack-thereof) that let me down. I really can’t bake, or cook, to save myself! I really need to learn!!
I have come to the conclusion that I need lessons from CakeSpy, Bakerella, Rosa from Rosa's Yummy Yums or the Daring Bakers!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
BUT...I got bored while I was waiting for my internet to connect...and this is what I came up with.
Sorta looks like he borrowed his hair from an anime character...not sure why I drew him - but that's what appeared when I put pen to paper! :)
Nice, huh?? Yep...pretty good!! :)
I apologise for not posting anything the past few days. Haven't really had anything to post about! Does anyone have any ideas on what I can post about?!? If so, leave a comment! :)
Anyway, I'm off to bed...it's 11pm here, and I'm exhausted for some reason...I haven't really done anything much today!! :)
Til next time...
Friday, March 27, 2009
LOVE Suggs!! He's so cool...yeah, the rest of the lads are great too...but Suggs is...well...Suggs!! :) You can't really describe him any better!! :)
To give you an idea of what they were like last night, here's a live video of them performing - yes, it's on TV..but it's live - and exactly like they did it last night!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
For visitors to my blog, please go and visit Morgane's website! Lots of beautiful artworks to look at, as well as step-by-step progress on some of her artworks. Plus, you can commission your own custom painting!!
Until next time...
Friday, March 13, 2009
The 4th prize I received was from Julie at Oakleaf Hollow. It's a handpainted softball!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
ATC stands for Artist Trading Card...basically, an artist (whether they be a painter, mixed media artist, cartoonist, scrapper...the possibilities are endless...) decorates a card using their favourite method, and they can be traded with other artists!
I was fortunate enough to win an ATC from Lorri from Artivity - who is a fellow Aussie!! :) She gave away 5 ATCs for OWOH, and my name was picked to receive this one, entitled "A rose is a rose is a rose".
You know, I was secretly hoping to get this one...because the phrase used reminds me of my favourite scene from one of my favourite movies of all time, Singin In The Rain.
Aaaaaaaanyway....please check out Lorri's blog - there are heaps of things to look at!! Plus, you can go to the Artivity Etsy store as well, where she has a few items for sale!! :)
Thank you so much for this cool piece of art, Lorri! I'm going to be buying a frame for it very soon, so I can show it off in my office! :)
Til next time...
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Which Friends Character Are You?
You are Ross. You're intelligent and adored by your parents. However, your lack of social skills causes you to talk too much and try too hard. While your friends pick on you for your nerdiness, they better watch out for your rage.
|Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com|
Thursday, February 19, 2009
There was also another exciting element to it - each participating blog held a giveaway! :) I was fortunate enough to win 5 prizes!!
Well, one of them arrived yesterday - she is adorable. She's a Fairy folk art doll, and she was created by Kim @ Kim's Art By the Sea! You can read Kim's posts about her here, and here (which is the One World, One Heart giveaway post).
This little fairy is very cute, and has taken up residency on the shelf next to my computer - she will be helping me blog, as well as look after all the perfume samples and photo frames I have on the shelving! Isn't she sweet?
Please, go and visit Kim's blog - she handcrafts the dolls herself, and has even had some of her work published in art doll magazines!! Not only does she make dolls, but she also paints, stitches/embroiders (is that a word? LOL), does mixed media and collage artworks...plus lots more!! She is very talented...I wouldn't even know how to do any of them!! LOL
Thank you so much, Kim for giving away this cute companion! I am so honoured to be giving her a new home on the other side of the world! :) [She's told me to tell you that you are more than welcome to visit her!]
Until next time...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Welcome to Liv Luvs Variety!
My name's Liv - I also have 2 other blogs: Livia's Junk, for my autograph collection, and Liv Luvs Scraps, dedicated to my digital scrapbooking designs.
This blog will be dedicated to everything else I have an interest in - whether it be music, art (not mine...I can't paint/sculpt,draw... to save myself!! LOL), cooking....anything that I decided to post about!! :) I'm not sure what direction this blog will take, but I do know that I will be featuring art from the new friends I've made from the One World, One Heart event, and I may also find some 'favourite things' on Etsy or other places online and post about them! :)
Please bear with me while I get started on this new venture! :)
Until next time...