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Sunset over Mingus. SMD

Sunset over Mingus. SMD

A couple of nights ago, we had the view above in front.
And the view below, out back.
Great night!

Sunset before the storm.

Sunset before the storm. KRD




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Twenty twelve seems to have been my year of recipes and maps. I hadn’t started blogging yet. In addition to that, I wrote over 30 articles on wellness for I had hoped it would generate extra income. The site no longer exists, so you can tell how that went. I think I received a small check, once. For each article, I created artwork as well.

I am sure that the experience of writing and posting for Examiner, gave me the courage to create my site. To start writing about my art. Stepping stones.

I’ve spent the last few days cleaning my computer files, and in doing that I revisited the past. You are right, seems to be a theme starting. I realized that I have never posted the maps and recipes here, naturally. And if this blog is a record of my journey, it would be incomplete without them. Adding a new gallery page takes care of that. Take a peek, and visit the site links on the page to see a HUGE view. Thanks for looking!

Roasted Peppers. Mixed media, © 2012 Sheila Delgado





Day 29 – Begin Again



Purple Cactus 2. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Purple Cactus 2. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

The colors are not showing true. the top paddle has more green, the bottom a bit more blue. They look the same to me here. This is the second piece I worked on today. The first just needs more time. I will finish it tomorrow. This was my response to the detail in that. K.I.S.S.

My plan for this post was to include a slide show of the mountains today. But just when I thought I had it all ready, it wasn’t. Again, I will have that for tomorrow. Lots of starts today, without endings. But I did manage to make a delicious chicken soup. From start to finish.

Almost finished with Leslie’s challenge. This time it went by fast.


Treat yourself to the Day 29 art on Leslie Seata’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!
The Pinterest board has grown to over 1500 fabulous pieces of September art!




Art Feature On They Draw And Cook

Sometimes Stolen Salad

June 2012


Sometimes Stolen Salad
is 1 of 6 recipes in the Featured Collection
on They Draw & Cook’s main jumbotron.
The collection is called
“The Perfect Pear!”

and will be featured from
March 30 to April 6.

This is one of the first pieces of art I shared publicly. I hadn’t even started blogging at that point. I had so much fun working on this, it allowed me to combine my love of watercolor and graphic design. Still one of my favorite pieces!

Do you love to cook? I bet you love to eat!  Ready to try something new? If you have never visited the TDAC site, you really need to check it out. You can search for recipes by food, or use their Dial-A-Dinner if you are in the mood for some culinary roulette!

Artists are welcome to submit designs, sign up for their blog or newsletter!


Still a couple of days to vote
in the Spoonflower
Southwest Baby Bedding Contest!

Check out the post below for more info.

Mystic Memories by Demouse

Mystic Memories by Demouse

Vote now, through April 1st!

Thanks again my friends, for taking the time to vote!




Pear Recipe – Work In Progress

I told Lucy I would have this posted a few days ago. “Designers block” has kicked in, and decided I would ask for your opinions. This recipe is for I have had these recipes saved for a while. And I have had so much fun painting pears, I wanted to illustrate a recipe that included them. I am working on building my portfolio of food art.

I spent a lot of time creating the serving tray and appetizers. (Mostly due to the fact that I am still learning Photoshop.) I wanted to have watercolor, and some digital artwork in the piece. But looking at it, I think I need to paint the tray as well. The fonts will likely change, and placement of the text.

I am cringing as I write, because I think this is really awful, but I am going to share it as is anyway. The pear slices with cheese, would not be placed on a tray with crackers, So I have decided I will show those on a small plate. With a fork perhaps, at the ready for someone to dig in.

Recipe for TDAC, Pear appetizers

Work in progress

Should I replace the digital art with a watercolor serving tray and food samples? Or does this tray look appetizing?

Do you like the color on the title?

Do you like the title, or is it dorky?

Do you think the tray color should be a deeper gold? I tried green and red, but did not like them as well as the gold.

If you have any other comments, I would love to hear them 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to help me with this. I hope you are all having a super weekend, and that your creativity is joyful today!


Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pears.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pears.
A peck of pickled pears Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pears,
Where’s the peck of pickled pears that Peter Piper picked?

Still a tongue twister. Maybe not quite as twisty as the original two-syllable peppers. But I painted pears, not peppers. I am working on a recipe for TDAC. It has been a while since I turned one in, and I actually have four that are in various stages of completion. I will show you this finished recipe soon. For now, here are the pear parts.

Enjoy your day!

Bartlett, Forelle,  & Bosc Pear. Watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper.© Sheila Delgado 2013

Bartlett, Forelle, & Bosc Pear. Watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper.© Sheila Delgado 2013