Saturday, August 17, 2019

September Artist Trading Card Swap- Learn, Mail and Swap

Here are the details for the September 16th Artist Trading Card Swap
Send three artist trading cards to Coastal Bohemian and receive three different artist trading cards back in the mail.
1. Make 3 artist trading cards with a Fall Garden theme.
2. On the back include your name, email and date and signature.
3. Mail the 3 cards along with a self addressed stamped envelope to Coastal Bohemian 4811 Hwy 17 Bypass , Suite 4, Myrtle Beach , SC 29577
Mail in enough time to be received at the studio by Sept 16th.
4. We'll swap the cards and mail them back out. You'll receive three cards from people around the world.

Within a few days we will have your cards swapped for 3 other cards and sent back out to you.


Only cards that are received by Sept 16th , 2019 will be included in the swap. The time of the event is actually irrelevant as shown above.It just to show the deadline of Sept 16th , 2019


If you want to follow along until you are ready to join our events then click on over to our group.



To learn more about Artist Trading Cards aka ATC's check out my posts below.

We'd love to have you join our event.


Pirate Princess Artist Trading Cards




















Be Scary Artist Trading Cards

With love and gratitude,

Michele












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Roasted Pesto Tomatoes

Tomato season is in full swing. Oh my god, I am a tomato fanatic. 




Here's a recipe that hearkens back to my phase 1 South Beach Diet days. It's a great addition to any meal and perfect if you have a vegetarian in the family. It's also a yummy late night snack. I know I'm weird but I eat cold pizza too.

Pesto recipe
1/2 cup of pignoli nuts
( light roasted to release the oils)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 hands full basil leaves-fresh
3 tbl parsley -fresh
3 tbl parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic

Everyone goes into the blender or bullet and gets emulsified. You may need to add a few tablespoons of water if the mix gets too dry and sticks to the blender.

You should have a smooth and creamy spread. This can be used as a sandwich spread, added to pasta  or added to potato salad as well used for this roasted tomato recipe. 


Coat the inside a muffin tins with olive oil. 
Place one ,  2 " ish slice of tomato in each muffin cup. using a teaspoon drop and spread 1/2 teaspoon of pesto sauce.

Roast in a 450 oven for 20 min.

Serve hot or chilled. Either way, these little red gems are amazing. 

Enjoy the tomato season.





With love and gratitude,

Michele












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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Funtastic Friday #241

Hey friends. 
Here's my picture of the week share.
 I was at the beach in Montauk, NY and was incredibly impressed with the design work of this sand sculpted beer pong table.








Cheers.




















Time to get to the party started.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Funtastic Friday #240


Looking forward to this week's inspiration from Funtastic Friday...


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Foam Ice Cream Cone Garland using cones and fabric. So fun for an ice cream party! #MakeItFunCrafts
Ice-cream Garland from The Scrap Shoppe Blog

HOST FAVORITES

3D flowers on canvas.

Michele's pick: Plaster Dipped Flower Art from So Much Better With Age

Whole wheat blueberry breakfast bars. I ate this for breakfast for an entire week! The recipe is amazing!!!Sherry's pick: Whole Wheat Blueberry Breakfast Bars from A Proverbs 31 Wife

No Bake Avalanche Cookies on cookie sheet.

Donna's pick: No Bake Avalanche Cookies from Cincy Shopper

Heidi's pick: How to Refurbish an Old Dresser from Across the Blvd

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  With love and gratitude,

Michele












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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Rental Condo Okaloosa Island , Florida Part 2

So now that I've introduced you to Okaloosa Island in Florida let me show you our rental condo in case you need a little getaway.

We have a one bedroom condominium in the Venus.



It's at the end of the Island and so it's the quieter area of the Island. And we are permitted to use floats at the pool!


The unit is on the second floor.
Queen bed.



New Faux Wood Floor





Here's the walk way to the beach which is just about a 2 minute walk from our unit.

The pool has a soda machine , an ice machine and a place to store bicycles. It also has an air pump for inflating floats and things for the beach and pool.

A Basketball court and lighted tennis courts.


And the sexy white sand. 

Stay tuned for part 3 , I'll talk about the area, tips, trick , fishing and restaurants and fun.




With love and gratitude,

Michele












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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Rental Condo Okaloosa Island Where is that? Part 1



Okaloosa Island Florida 
Where is that? 
It's in the panhandle area of Florida. As a grown up, I'm confused when I say panhandle of Florida and people ask, "Where is that?"
Our rental condo is located in the town of Fort Walton Beach, in Okaloosa County, on the Emerald Coast just across the bridge from Destin, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and about an hour from Pensacola. 

 Check out that red pin in the left corner. That's us. Very close to Alabama and only a 4 hr trip to New Orleans.
This barrier Island is closed to the general public just a few blocks away because the of the military. I assume Hulbert Air force base uses this portion of the beach. 
This means,it's quieter at our end of the beach and you can walk along the secluded military section of the beach, uncluttered by hotels, condos and people. 



We are a military town and as such, have the added benefit of an all day airshow, everyday, at the beach.It will leave you feeling like you are in a scene from South Pacific.


The sand is a soft,powdery white and the Gulf of Mexico is more docile that the Atlantic Ocean. You are rarely going to be beat up by the surf. It's often a calm location suitable for kayaking,paddle boarding and snorkeling. In fact ,the county recently added a
reef installation just about 1/4 mile beach walk from our place or a quick drive on over to Parking area 4 on the Island.


although it is referred to as the Emerald Coast , I'm here to tell you that we often have crystal clear blue waters like the Bahamas. Most days free of seaweed and jellyfish. There are always little fish swimming around and Dolphins can be seen close to shore daily.



One of the best days,was seeing the rays glide by. I stood in the water and in formation they swam around me like I was a statue and carried on along the coastline.  They came so close to me I had the best view and felt like I was the luckiest girl in the world.

And this was in early November, which tells you the water was warm enough to swim.

I'll be back to show you inside pics of the condo and give you some more of the hot and skinny about our locale.

Stay tuned for part 2 of our Rental Condo Okaloosa Island


With love and gratitude,

Michele












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All You Need is Love #Journal Page



I love the creative process. It's so interesting to see what will happen when art supplies and creation get to work. 

This started out as a textured journal page. I had applied some left over texture casting fro a project to a journal page , knowing eventually I would create something.


Here you can see the texture on the page and my next step was to add some watercolor and some purple oil pastel along the border creating a vignette.

Next, I added some spray ink. Spray the ink onto the page and then spritz the page with some water. This gets the ink moving and you can hold the journal up and let the ink flow and drip down the page. Make sure the spray ink, like Dylusions , is a water soluble ink so it will react when you spray the water.


I cut a heart shape from a small cardboard box and decoupaged this blue paper to the heart. The blue paper is actually a baby wipe that I used in my project. When you allow the wipe to dry with all the inks and paint you have created another art supply. These wipes can be used as you would paper. I have a little pile of flowers I have made with these wipes.


Here's how I used an embossed scrapbook paper to add a message to the page. I simply cut out the message, added some color and some black pencil around the letters.


Before I adhered the heart,  I added bits of string and grosgrain ribbon to help add some depth to where I planned to place the heart. The string was tinted using spray ink. Of course, you'll need to let the string dry before you hot glue it to the page.



All You Need Is Love 

I created this page when my heart was heavy and looking at it reminds me to love, not judge, not to judge the process of life and to flow "Go with the Flow", yeah that 's real, and of course to trust that love will win, ALWAYS. 




With love and gratitude,

Michele












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