Friday, March 20, 2009

Red hot Frida, and random musings....

Here is the rest of the painting from last week's sneak peek. She is not actually called Red Hot Frida, I just can't think of a name for the painting right can't tell in this pic but that is a crow she holds in her hands, and there is an outline of a bird cage in her skirt. I have never used this much red in a painting, and I really love it! I don't know why I was so afraid to go bold, it seems to work nicely in this painting. I just added a print of her in my Etsy shop.

It's late but I actually have some energy right now, so thought I'd update my blog. I'm so happy that some of you have found last week's health tips useful. I am always willing to expand on a topic, or share more details.

I'd like to mention a group of exercises that I've known about for many years called the 5 Tibetans.
I started doing these again last week, and have felt so much more lively, and more positive. I can't be sure these exercises are the cause, but they are the only thing I have done differently.
These exercises are said to work your whole body, help trim your waist, increase your energy, and so much more. They work because they focus on your spine, which is where your kundalini energy resides. I won't bore you with details, but if you click here , there are some animated instructions that show how to do them. Unfortunately they move pretty fast, but at least you get an idea of what each exercise should look like. Please do not do these if you have any health issues until you speak to your doctor. Always start slow, and listen to your body. Click here for more info from google if this is something you are interested in.
Oh, did I mention they can be done in less than 5 minutes?

Last week I said I would share healthy salad recipe with you, so here it is...there is no 'recipe' you need to follow, but here are the basics, and you adjust as you like.

Main ingredients: raw beets, carrots, radicchio(small red lettuce) parsley, and pineapple chunks. Chop everything, and place in a bowl, then you add as many of the following ingredients as you like: dried cranberries, walnuts, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds,and pumpkin seeds (I love it sweet so I add dried mango) Sprinkle olive oil on top, stir, then add red wine vinegar, or balsamic (I use a bit of both). Add some feta cheese on top, and finish off with ginger powder.

Super easy! and look at some of the ingredients, they are nutritious powerhouses! I try to make this my main meal a couple of times a week...

that's it for now, I don't want to write a novel, lol! Always happy to hear your thoughts :-)


Brenda said...

I love red hot Frida and that salad sounds divine - can't wait to try it, my mouth is watering.

Flor Larios Art said...

I love your frida and her red dress is spectacular!

mystele said...

seriously cool.

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Your paintings are your work.

Lorraine said...

great art I love the red colours ..very passionate..and thanks for the link. I always find that I feel marvellous after practising yoga so off to go and check that link out...thanks

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Frida is fabulous! Great job! Thanks for sharing your spiritual & healthy tips. The recipe sounds yummy! Have a great week!

Lisa :)

Renee said...

I always thought raddicio was radishes.

It looks delicious.

I love how you are feeding us your paintings, which I could eat all the time and then we also get food for our bodies and minds.

Thanks Betty.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Dottie said...

Frida and her red dress is spectacular! I love the RED !
I found you on Veronica's Blog AKA Art By Veronica or AKA Lady Lake stamper. Come and visit my blog when you have a chance. and before a friend on my blog too.

ostrich girl said...

Hey one more thing, I was a hair dresser for 20 years so I saved alot of hair. Each piece is glued on in clumps.This girlie has hair from three different is my daughter from when shee was 8 ,so i've had that saved for five years.Yes i am a clutter bug but you just never know what you might use!

Renee said...

Cheers to us and thank you for the birthday wishes. xoxoxo