Friday, September 28, 2012

PPF and yesterday's day off

Paint Party Friday and my day off...
It was the best day off in awhile... no one had a doctors appointment!!!  YAY!!! SOOOOOOOOOOO,  continuing my efforts to raise money for Optometry Giving Sight  I was working with POWER TOOLS! 
I had used the plasma cutter last year after we completed Scrap Fest to cut out our local University block letters.  It is quite the rivalry in this part of the state.  The big Blue Block "M" for the University of Michigan and the big GREEN Block "S" for Michigan State University!

I then drilled and pop riveted stakes that Mark was kind enough to make for me and put it all together.  Spray paint and sponge in hand, wha-lah!
$24 a piece or 2 for $40... a portion of the proceeds to Optometry Giving Sight!
  GO TEAM!!!

I also worked on a wreath for a gift I am making!  Spray painted it mat black and am working on the bats that will be added along with some other spirited items!  The bats have a reddish/pinkish metallic undercoat that will end up being the outline!
I can't wait to finish the bats....

Then, just to finish the day with a bang, I baked my secret awesome vanilla
pumpkin cake with a new kick.  Mark's daughter just returned from a trip to
Montreal and brought back the most incredible maple rum sryup!  Yep, put
that in - in place of the vanilla extract and cinnamon..... OMG!  to die for!

I added praline sauce using the sryup again with a splash of dark rum for the topping!  Talk about YUMMMOOOOOO!

So, a very productive day that did include PAINT !  

Here's to a wonderful fall weekend and visits to all the participating artists'.  Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting such a great place to share!

cheers, dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls


Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

So much positive energy here. Love it! Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

I am an MSU grad...go Spartans!!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Netty said...

wow you certainly made great use of your time, wonderful creations. Happy PPF, Annette x

Giggles said...

Very productive week!! All so yummy!!

Hugs Giggles

Daniele Valois said...

yummo is right!

Carolyn Dube said...

Those letters are fabulous- and a tasty treat too! What a great day you had! Happy PPF!

Natasha said...

Maple rum syrup...Oh my gosh!!!! Sounds like heaven.

carlarey said...

I am squealing over those bats! They are terrific!

Molly said...

sounds like you had a delicious and productive day!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That cake makes me want to go and do some baking... great post full of wonderful things..xx

Jez said...

Enjoyed the post and admire your boundless energy.

Victoria said...

Such a beautiful post..super gorgeous art and have such a wonderful spirit!
PS: wow..yummy!

NatashaMay said...

That bat wreath is gonna look awesome! I miss getting ready for Halloween. It's not a popular holiday here in our country.