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A Martini, Peanut Butter Cupakes, and Art

Hello Friends.

Today, I have an ecletic mix of drinks, dessert, and art.

First, it's T-day somewhere in the world so time for a drink post which I am linking to Elizabeth's Blog - Altered Book Lover.  Last week we had a work related dinner.  When the waitress asked what I wanted to drink, I had a sudden craving for a martini.  I use to love them, but I guess my tastes have changed because I wasn't a fan.  I was a fan of the chips and dips though!

And the day before, I brought my Sister's fabulous peanut butter cupcakes.  Mainly because I was craving them and couldn't ask her to make just one.....

Over at **Art*Journal*Journey* Elle picked a theme of Books, Cats, and Tea (you can pick one, two or three of the items).  I did a Bible Journal Page in my Journaling Bible - Luke 13:24-25.  After a layer of Gesso, I took a Sharpie pen and drew the kitty, then the narrow door, and then colored the door with Arteza Brush pens. The verse was written with a Micron pen. 

This verse is kinda scary when you think about it.  It is calling us to straighten up or the door will be too narrow or shut to us.  I felt the words were speaking to me today as I have been very distracted and lazy lately.  I need to be more focused on the right things. 

I will close this post with a few cards.  

I drew this bee and watercolored it .  The sentiment is from SU!

I painted some loose watercolor flowers (SU! sentiment again). 
Another loose flower card (also a SU! sentiment). 
Hope you are staying well and are happy. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugz,  Nancy


  1. I love, love, love the cat eyes! So fun. And cupcakes with peanut butter frosting sound crazy fun. I love using peanut butter in my bakes too! Cheers, Ivy.

  2. H Nancy I loved seeing your art, those peanut butter treats sound delicious. I have never had a martini not sure if I would like it or not, I think there is a couple different ways to make those too. Many years ago before retirement we had a friend that loved to make martinis-Larry would have one with him sometimes.
    Happy new month and week hugs from the lake Kathy

  3. That sounds absolutely delightful! In this post I can see both Peanut butter cupcakes and homemade artwork! What a sweet and creative combination. 🧁🎨 It's wonderful that you indulged your craving. Keep creating beautiful art!

  4. OMG what a wonderful selection of cards. your cat and bee are amazing and I'm always a fan of loose water colouring :
    I'm with you on the Martini, not a big fan but those cup cakes look delish :)

  5. I want to come to your party! Yummy treats and beautiful art. Well done. Happy t day Aloha

  6. I never had a martini and now I don´t even wanna try ;-)
    I´d go for the chips and dips. The other day I had two pieces of chocolate, now my sweet tooth is in hibernation-mode again.
    LOVE your art, especially the cat and bee.
    Have a great T-Day! Hugz

  7. I love your watercolor cards. Wery well painted 👍 Happy September 🧡🍂

  8. Hi Nancy, I love the cat!! Also lovelthe bee and flower cards, beautiful. I used to drink Martini years ago but the one they sell in the bottle, then one night I had one glass and felt ill, rushed into hospital with apendicitis, couldn't even stand the smell of it aftr that, a fact my husband things is very funny seeing as it couldn't happen again of course.
    Happy T Day Jan x

  9. Wonderful post, Nancy. I haven't had a Martini for many years, I'm not allowed to drink alcohol becAUSE of my medication. LOVE your Bible journaling, the cat is fantastic, and the quote with the door is a wake-up call! Lovely cards, the bedd one is my very fave. Hugs, Valerie

  10. Oh peanut butter cupcakes. YUMMY! I love peanut butter. In fact I added some powdered peanut butter to my breakfast shake. Smile. And I love that cat. He made me smile this morning, and he works perfect for the Bible verse you chose. Those eyes are perfect for his hair too. And your cards are very very lovely too. What a fun post for T and AJJ. (Thank you for joining us.) I hope you have a great first full week of September-already! This year is going way too fast. hugs-Erika

  11. I've never had a martini, but the chips and dip look good. I'd eat the olives, too! Speaking of food, those PB cupcakes look delicious. I could eat an entire plate of them.

    That is one scary cat. Nice to see you added it to your bible journal that made such a good point in your current situation. It's also wonderful for Elle's theme at AJJ, too, dear.

    That bee is unBEElievable. I am truly impressed with your drawing and painting skills. Thanks for sharing your amazing cards, food, and martini with us for T this Tuesday, dear Nancy.

  12. Ohhh the cat is just too cool. I will take several of the cupcakes. ha ha ha. Those look so good. I have never had a martini so I am not sure if I would enjoy one or not. Love the bee and your flowers. Have a nice day today.

  13. I've never had a martini. The cupcakes look delicious!

  14. Your journal page and cards are so pretty! I am always amazed at how well you paint in watercolor!
    Happy Tea Day,

  15. Beautiful cards and art Nancy! I love the cat and bee.
    I don't think I've ever had a martini, I never will now as I've cut out alcohol for my health :-)

  16. that are so wonderful cards with watercolors and your bible journal page is very good. I love this Arts. Yummy cupcakes!
    Happy week, hug Elke

  17. Dear Nancy, I've never really been a fan of Martini (I like more sweet drinks like fruity liqueurs ;-)), but I probably would have liked the chips and dips too!
    I love your artwork - especially your sweet bee ❤️
    All the best & hugs, Traude

  18. Hi Nancy, love your cat, I wonder if he read the quote as he looks a bit worried lol. I also love your bee card! Happy T day and Thanks for joining me for the Books, Cats & Tea September theme at Art Journal Journey this month Happy Journalling! Elle/Empire of the Cat xx


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