A new recipe straight out of elbe’s edibles kitchen tonight…  Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Glaze.  These things are seriously the bomb.  I just ate half of one as a taste test and I am zinging with delight.

Delicious!

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I am excited to recommend Bernice; a hardbound children’s book by: Rob Adamowski, illustrated by: Kellee Beaudry, as “a touching children’s story that just had to be told.”  I was fortunate enough to be a small part of this publication by photographing the author as well as photographing all of the original artwork for the book designer.  Bernice is a wonderful dog and Rob’s story is touching and heartfelt.  This book would be great for any of the children in your life, especially if they are dog lovers.  You may find out more about the book and order your copy through the website here:  BERNICE.

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Wow.

I had read good things about SANYO’s eneloop Ni-MH rechargeable batteries when it comes to powering personal speedlites so I decided to pick up a set and run them through the paces.  All I can say is wow.

They outperformed my expectations and still leave me almost speechless.  Unlike conventional rechargeable batteries, eneloop promises to have their charge right out of the package and this they did, full power right out of the package.  They promised a faster recycle time then any of my previous batteries and boy did they deliver here as well.  I’ve been popping away with my speedlites for 2 days now and finally ran out my first set.  Into the charger they went and were back at full power within a couple of hours.  Wow.

I can not say enough about this technology.  They don’t cost much at all to pick up and they will last for over 1500 charges.  My set of 8 AA’s, 4 AAA’s and Charger cost me around $25.  You really can’t beat this when you count up all the AA’s you will run through in a single speedlite session.

Bravo eneloop!  Bravo SANYO!

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Laura and I both have pieces hanging in the Portland Love Show at Gallery Homeland this February.  You should check it out and buy our art.  My piece is titled LOVE 2007 and is a photograph of a mixed media piece I produced.  Here is the image I reproduced as an 8×11 Archival Mat Print for the show.

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From the Love Show website:  “The Love Show is back http://levitrakamagra.com/Launch Pad teams up with Jason Brown and Chris Haberman (Po’Boy Gallery, Peoples Gallery) and Gallery Homeland to present this years show at the Historic Ford Building.”  Over 300 Artists signed up so there should be a diverse collection of Love interpretations.  See you at the opening :-)

OPENING PARTY
Saturday, February 12th, 2011
7pm-12am     Free! All-Ages!!

Gallery Homeland
2505 Southeast 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

 

We received some fantastic handmade soaps from my brother for the holidays this year.  They come in giant blocks that can be cut to bar size soaps.  Here you see me trying out the Peppermint but we also have Lemongrass going right now.

Buy your soaps locally or, if that is not an option, try Adams Handmade Soap for something beautiful and deliciously different.

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