Friday, July 1, 2011

Bead Journal Project and Recipe

I finished my BJP Spirit Doll a week ago, but Google had made a transition and split my two accounts. I'm still not sure why. It took me a while, since I'm technologically impaired, to work out how to fix what needed to be fixed. Google IS NOT customer friendly, for those of you who don't know that by now. I have visions of moving but will not now; maybe eventually. This is an "Oh well!"

My June Spirit Doll, shown here, holds a lot of symbolism for me.


She is loaded with happiness. I had a clear CAT Scan and am very happy. Her peachy fabric says it all - life is peachy. I love roses and other flowers, so I picked a real rose under acrylic to use for her face. Making jewelry makes me happy, so I gave her a bracelet and necklace. I love suns and spirals. The large yellow flower was suppose to be the center of a sun with rays emanating from it, and it is but it's so much more, as I turned it into the center of a spiral as well. Her colors make me smile, as they are all about a sunny day and warmth; they even remind me of candy. I created a necklace years ago using these colors and called it "eye candy."

Here's a sweet happiness-making recipe for a delicious dessert I call:

Raw Nut and Fruit Cream
This is a recipe that I concocted one day for a potluck dinner. I wanted something creamy and fruity for dessert. You can use almost any mixture of fruit. I happened to have mangoes, blueberries and raspberries in my refrigerator. I'm making it for a party on July 3rd; however, I plan on using blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries as the party has a red, white, and blue motif. I'll be doubling it.

 Serves 6-8

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups of Brazil nuts
1/2 cup of water

3 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 packets Stevia (equals 4 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon of Agave nectar
1 tablespoon of organic vanilla

1/4 teaspoon of Celtic salt
3 mangoes, peeled and chunked
2 cups blueberries, washed
½ pint raspberries, washed

Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients together, except fruit, in a blender or food processor until very smooth and creamy. Since I used Brazil nuts, there will be tiny flakes of dark brown from their skins; it adds to the visual impact.
  2. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before adding the cut up fruit.
  3. Serve in a large bowl or individual containers. Can use a sprig of mint on top.
Enjoy!!! Happy 4th of July.

5 comments:

Robbie said...

She is wonderful!! And certainly makes you feel good..very nicely done!!

Mandy said...

Love the dollie!!! And the thanks for the recipe! Who can resist a dessert crammed with antioxidents AND selenium! Can't wait to try it!

Cyndi L said...

Congratulations on your good report!! I can see the joy radiating outward from your doll :-)

Trish said...

She is just bursting with good things, isn't she? I really like the whole idea - and celebrate with you your clean scan. Touches me as I am a cancer survivor also, and have also learned to celebrate even the smallest joys!
Looking forward to seeing more!

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Hi Susan, wonderful spirit doll and I love the way the texture of the fabric moves with the design. Congratulations on your clear CAT scan!