Gail W. Ashford

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Getting Greener....Green Smoothie Challenge

Went to the monthly dinner/meeting of Raw Foods in Beverly Hills, Florida. Angela gave a great demo on Green Smoothies with Winter Green Smoothies. They were great. Blueberries,Bananas and Spinach...Got me hooked and I am now on day 3 of the Green Smoothie Challenge.From Green for Life : Victoria Boutenko. (Today's smoothie recipe: blueberries, frozen bananas without the peel :), chard, and parsley.) They are so tasty and filling not bitter and yukky at all. I purchased organic produce from Annie's Organics here in Florida. We get our boxes of organic produce locally 2x a month. So this is perfect for eating all those greens. Got out the old Vita Mixer and away we went :) This GS Challenge is to drink Green Smoothies for 14days. (I am eating other foods too besides green smoothies trying to eat at least 1/2 raw and always organic if I can) It is amazing the energy boost. I haven't had the desire for coffee or tea in 3 days. Very unusual for me. I do love my chai tea but haven't had one and that's okay. I think it is great to take a break from caffeine and heavy foods especially meats.
Not saying I will be raw, vegan or veg head for 100% but I believe it is wonderful to incorporate in diet. I will continue to post as the challenge goes along...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Skyline Boots" ~ my new painting for the Skyline Paint Off. It was fun doing this painting. It is acrylic on canvas 20x10. I was in a SouthWestern mood and thinking about all the great sunsets out in West Texas. Thanks to Polly Jackson, a wonderful Artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who arranges all the paint offs and posts them online. You can checkout her work on http://www.pollyjackson.com/ Looks like we are going to have another paint off in April.
"Skyline Boots" is available and can be purchased on my site on Esty.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamskyart I am adding more artwork all the time .
So please stop in and take a look around. Ciao

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is arriving in FLORIDA ************
After the longest winter weather in recent memory...it sure looks like Spring is really here.
Gorgeous days in the mid 70s and crisp nights in the high 50s, birds singing, things sprouting up...hope its the longest FLA Spring on record..haha And did I mention those great sunrises and sunsets too! Off to go paint mural outside today...will post a picture soon.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

new favorite photographer...

Shannon Walton Childhood Photography....
wonderful discovery the other day...so cute...must ck it out :)

just wish we were closer ...she is in Peoria, IL...
wonder if she wants to come to FLA for a shoot?

Great Childhood Photos!!!!! ~ just love them