Saturday, March 18, 2017

Updates of my art

Here are some of my latest challenges and art.

At DND (Dawn Nicole Designs) we are doing a year of color. 
This is the color persimmon.

Limerick. I didn't know that a limerick was similar to a poem.

This was for two challenges. One was simply "Shamrock" 
for the Dawn Nicole Designs challenge and the Happy Lettering Challenge which was featured on their blog!! Check it out:

And finally, here is the updated version of my pencil portrait of "Davy Baby."

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pot o' Gold

This is my contribution to the Happy Lettering Challenge for today. I did this late last night. Done in watercolor.

It was featured on their Instagram site. Check it out!  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Update on my drawing of David

I've been working on a drawing of my son David when he was about 8 months old. I thought I was done, but now I think not. 🙄.

Here is what I've got so far.


Almost done. So here is a video I made :)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Leap for joy!


Leap for joy! 🐸 Happy Lettering Challenge for today. 

There are several Challenge groups I'm part of but I don't do all the challenges as it takes a lot of time! 

Frog: Faber Castell polychromos and micron pens

Lettering: Tombow brushpens, gellyroll pens, and gold uniball pen. 

Long time no C!

Aloha from Maui!

I know, some of you are thinking, long time no C! Yes, I'm back. But this time, I am posting my new passion: my art and calligraphy. I've started learning lettering, calligraphy and also pencil drawing (my new love!) So... here are a few of the things I've done. I am slowly putting together my Etsy store, but for now, here are a few of my latest works.

I do custom calligraphy and lettering. Here are some of them.

These are custom birth "plaques" I do. 

Custom name tags

Lettering & Modern Calligraphy

Here are some of the portraits I've done. Please contact me via this blog for commissioned work.

My grand daughter on her birthday

My grand daughter (again!)

My father in law.

Well I hope you all have a great weekend! Please continue to stop by from time to time and introduce yourself! ~Maddy

Monday, May 13, 2013

Make Your Own Kombucha Tea

Make Your Own Kombucha Tea

It's EASY to make your own Kombucha Tea! I have been making it for almost a year now! Lots of people have asked to buy it from me, but I'd rather show you how to make it.

What it is


Have you heard of Kombucha, the beverage the ancient Chinese called the “Immortal Health Elixir?” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases. Made from sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (a SCOBY, a.k.a. “mother” because of its ability to reproduce, or “mushroom” because of its appearance), Kombucha didn’t gain prominence in the West until recently.

In the first half of the 20th century, extensive scientific research was done on Kombucha’s health benefits in Russia and Germany, mostly because of a push to find a cure for rising cancer rates. Russian scientists discovered that entire regions of their vast country were seemingly immune to cancer and hypothesized that the kombucha, called “tea kvass” there, was the cause. So, they began a series of experiments which not only verified the hypothesis, but began to pinpoint exactly what it is within kombucha which was so beneficial. (More on website

My Recipe

You can download my recipe here.  Please feel free to ask any questions.

For more information on Kombucha, here are a few websites:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Crochet Hats Galore!

First of all, I want to apologize for being away so long! But as you know, life happens! And it's been amazing. I love doing the jewelry, but one day I just started crocheting, mostly hats for me for when I have those "bad hair days." I really need to get a model, but since I'm it, that's what you get lol!

Then it all began. I made some crocheted owl hats for my grandkids. As I was showing them on FB and Instagram, people started asking me to make them for me; how much did I charge, etc. So word of mouth spread and I started making all kinds of hats.

Anyway, you can see that I've been busy. I love my new "job." I stay at home, do my household chores and work on my crafts, and I'm happy! 

If you would like me to make you a hat, please email me at oilnwine at gmail dot com.
If they are hats for children, I need the size and contrasting color for the owl hats.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mata Bia earrings

Hey I finally got some time to work on something new. My mom gave me these shells (we call them mata bia, Indonesian for eye shell), years ago to make earrings out of and I've been wracking my brain on how to put them together. I thought about wire-wrapping, but I finally just went looking for a tutorial on how to make a beaded bezel. You can find the tutorial here.

Here are the finished earrings. The green beads are malachite.