ReVision 1: Home (96)

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Dear Laura,

I was inspired by what you wrote about  your garden for your Vision and headed out into my garden to see what I could find.  I began thinking about the variety of plants we have added over the years.  We planted a special one for each of our children.  Each one blooms at different times and attracts different insects.  It always feels like home when I see these thriving.  Anyway, I sat and did several drawings of these plants this week and ended up using my sepia toned ink to draw what I saw.  I complimented that with some assorted antique paper and paint.  The four threads represent our four family members.  Here are a few pictures of my work in process and the final result.  It is in the mail today and on it’s way to you.  Enjoy!   Tina


Dear Tina,

I loved you sharing your recipe with me. I immediately thought of my mother and how at home she is in the kitchen. She is an avid baker and some of my fondest memories are of the most delicious scents coming from the kitchen and warming the house. As children my family & I would go blueberry picking on Pitcher Mountain. My mom would come home and lay all the blueberries out to clean and freeze for the winter months so we always had something to look forward to. These wild blueberries always tasted SO much better than any you can get in a grocery store. Her blueberry muffins are my favorite and inspired my ReVision. I collaged old recipes that I had bought at an estate sale along with some of my hand painted papers and drawing. This piece is a tribute to my mom who no matter where she is makes everyone feel at home. I thought I would share her muffin recipe with you. YUM!

 Jazzy Jeannine’s Blueberry Muffins
1/2 cup margarine                2 Cups flour
1 1/4 c. sugar                        1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs                                    ( I also use reg. milk)
2 tsps. baking powder            2 1/2 cups blueberries
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream margarine and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, and blend well. Sift dry ingredients, and add alternately with milk. Mash 1/2 cup blueberries, and stir in. Fold remaining blueberries. Fill muffin cups full. Sprinkle with sugar on top. Bake at 375 degrees or 25-30 min.
love, Laura


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4 thoughts on “ReVision 1: Home (96)

  1. Dear Laura and Tina:
    Your post today no doubt resonates with everyone in one form or another. It helps brings to mind all the wonderful memories that are tucked back on our mental shelves that need dusting off. My mother, too, made the best blueberry muffins according to her grandkids. When she died we all put something from the heart in her coffin to take along on her new journey. My niece and nephew put a couple wrapped up home-baked blueberry muffins, although, admittedly not as good as grandmas!

    Sometimes the simplest things we do, which to us seem like nothing of great consequence, can have the greatest impact in memory to others.

    Thanks for your post today!

    From the heart … Carol

  2. Carol,
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts here. I loved hearing your story. It is true that we may never know what impact we will have on the memories of others. I hope that I can offer the same tenderness for others in some way with the precious time I have here on this earth.
    From my heart…, Laura

  3. I agree Carol that we need only do small things to make life worth while. I hope to always remember this when life gets the best of me. Thanks for leaving your comments here! Tina

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