Saturday, December 20, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS-!

"Winter Muse" Painting by Mary Maki Rae -2014(c)
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OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES
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Ingredients:

1/2 Cup - plus 6 Tbls. Softened Butter
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar - Firmly Packed
1/2 Natural White Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp.Vanilla
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1-1/2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp.Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
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3 Cups "Bob's Red Mill" Oats - Uncooked
1 Cup Raisins
1 Cup Walnuts -Chopped

Method:

 1.) Heat Oven to 350 degrees
2.) In a large bowl - beat the Butter and Sugars 
on medium speed of mixer - until creamy.
Add Eggs and Vanilla - Beat well.
Add combined (sifted together) Flour -
Baking soda - Cinnamon - and Salt - Mix well.
Add Oats - Raisins and Walnuts - Mix well.
3.) Drop dough by rounded Tablespoons 
onto Ungreased Cookie sheet.

Bake: 15 Minutes

Cool for one minute on cookie sheet-
Remove onto wire rack to cool completely-
Store in tightly covered container.
(These Cookies also Freeze Well.)
(They are the Very Best Tasting ones -  I've discovered so far.)

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Bouquet

"A Holiday Bouquet" - Acrylic Painting 
By Mary Maki Rae - 2014(c)
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A bouquet of Dahlias arranged in a market basket with Foxtails - a Foxglove  - Snow Berries and a brown-toned Sunflower in a glass jar.
Placed upon a Silk-Embroidered Chinese Shawl - it puts me in mind of a new "Bohemian Style" setting - mixed with lots of other ethnic textiles.
It would be so warm and cozy for a Winter Holiday retreat Decor - with so many Red flowers available now - like Roses - Tulips - Amaryllis - with Paper whites - Red Berries and Evergreens-!
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving

"Pyramid of Fruit" By Mary Maki Rae -2014(c)
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OUR GOOD WISHES 
TO YOU And YOURS
FOR A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST 
OF
THANKFULNESS -
TOGETHERNESS -
AND 
A HAPPY HOLIDAY FEAST-!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

November Tree

"November Tree" By Mary Maki Rae -2014(c)
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The sun has shown so brightly in my Studio these past days - creating a rich -golden glow Inside.
On the Tree outside the leaves are appearing in every shade of Red - Orange - Gold - and Umber - and many have fallen upon a mossy Green velvet ground.
The effect is much too beautiful to dismiss lightly - I felt so inspired to paint this Tree before all the leaves had flown away.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Northern Flicker

"Northern Flicker" Acrylic on Arches Paper-9"x12" 
Mary Maki Rae 2014 (c)
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Inspired recently by a beautifully patterned Northern Flicker and all of the colorful Fall leaves observed in the trees outside my Studio window.

For more about these two Paintings See Here:
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