Coming in June is my grandbaby. Okay, so I can't take full credit for this wee one, but I am very excited to meet this new grandchild. What's really fun is my daughter decided to be a bit old fashioned and wait until the baby is born to find out if he's a boy or she's a girl.
For her baby shower, I've made these gorgeous dark chocolate and peppermint lip treats. The chocolate does impart a slight tint when worn, and it's beautiful. I really like the way these turned out. I'm crossing my fingers my daughter will like 'em too!
Yours truly ~
I'm turning both of these paintings in for my poster assignment in complementary colors. There's about 9 to 10 hours of time spent on each painting. My blending technique improved a lot in this painting. It's so exciting to see this kind or progress!!! This is Steamrolled Em in Red and is done in acrylic.
Complementary colors study using purple and yellow. The inspiration for this composition is from a novel by my favorite SciFi Romance author, Pauline Baird Jones. She totally rocks!
In "Steamrolled," the heroine, Emily Babcock, is the curator of a steampunk museum in Wyoming - I love it that Pauline has a lot of her characters from Wyoming! Emily's great, great (not sure how many greats) uncle lost track of his transmogrification machine, which happened to turn up in Emily's collection, and Robert, the hunky, nerdy hero, is looking for it. They travel through time, evade an evil overlord and his minions, fly in an airship, knock down some automatons, and have a roller coaster ride of adventure, with a touch of some sizzlin' romance to make a super-fun read. Can you tell, I loved it?
You'll love Pauline's world building, her imagination, and her humor.
I cut this soap today. It was one of those soaps I just knew was going to come out perfect. Ahh...I love my job!
This is made for a promotional gig for an author. You might be lucky enough to get some of this if you buy her book. I'll let you know what the details are on that.
If you'd like me to make you something, let me know! I love working on new and beautiful projects!
Today I've been working on a formula for a new lip treat using coffee oil. There are four different recipes here ~ mostly I just fiddled with the flavor part and left the base alone. There is no added color to this lip treat ~ the color you see here is from the coffee oil and butter. Both are intense at full strength but super nice in these test recipes. In some of the test batches I used a coffee flavor, one has a vanilla flavor added, one is not sweetened. I'm beta testing these puppies now, and hopefully I'll have them out by the beginning of August. Look for them here on the "Lips" page or on my FaceBook store page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/AnaBananas-Bath-Body-Treats/233375826703783?sk=app_135607783795
I've been working on a special order for a soap that combined both a masculine and feminine fragrance and had colors to match a book cover. Chocolate Sandalwood has both elements ~ chocolate for the ladies and sandalwood for the gents. The combination is out of this world, btw, if you haven't already tried it. I settled on a graduated color pour with a dash of red toward the top. Then, just by a happy chance, my middle daughter picked some violets for me and made a lovely chain, which I couldn't resist adding to the photo. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out. They're finished with packaging in a cello bag with a sticker on the front that has the book cover on it. It looks fabulous, darlings! Fabulous!
AnaBananananana.... dang... when do I stop with the "nanana's?"
This is just a tiny, intseee, weentsee little batch (one pound) I brewed up yesterday. I wanted to see how this technique would work for a project I have in mind. I like it! Yeah, there's a few flaws here, but the effect is so nice that I'm going to definitely be working with this some more. I hope you likey too!
Sincerely and ever yours,
Ana lives in a desert in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming with her husband, a ginger-headed daughter, a son, and stinky dog Ana loves creating stuff and sharing her creations. Alas, she's not so great at writing in third person. Ah, well...