Wednesday, June 07, 2017

New Website OilnWine Design

Hi Everyone,

This blog will be discontinued by the end of this month. Please head on over to my new blog and subscribe! Many changes!

Friday, March 31, 2017

My Hope is in You Pansies piece & freebie

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that I added some items to my Etsy shop! Here is a preview of the items that I put up. It is a set of printable art.

This is the original one I did. It is a 12X12" printable digital file. 
You can buy this one by itself and just frame it :)
Download My Hope is in You here.

You will need a graphic editing software like Photoshop (preferred) to be able to edit or resize these products. You will need to have some basic knowledge of how to edit these in the graphic application of your choice. 

Below is the same artwork, however, I cut out a window
so you could either add a photo underneath this layer in Photoshop,
or you could write your own title or name. 
Customize it however you want! This is in .PNG format. 
Download here.

The one pictured below is a 12X12" printable digital file you can use
to hand letter or calligraph your own text.
Get it here.

Here is a 5X5" birthday card

If you want, you can order the bundle for a lower price!
Get it here.

And last but not least, here is a freebie for you. Please be sure to follow this blog
and follow me on Instagram (@oilnwine) to qualify for the freebie.
This is an 8x8" version of the watercolor print, where you can add your own
lettering, calligraphy and art. 

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Check out my Etsy Store.

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: