("The Peale Family" by Charles Willson Peale, Painted 1773-1809) One of my favorite depictions of family life is “The Peale Family” painted by Charles Willson Peale over the course of his career. Originally trained as a saddle-maker, Peale decided to learn painting after seeing some poorly done landscape paintings for sale. After studying both in … Continue reading The Peale Family: A Picture of Working Together
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vollrath Multi-sized Scoops We use these wonderful scoops on an almost daily basis! The 1 1/3 oz is perfect for standard Muffins and Cupcakes, the 3/4 oz is ideal for cookies such as Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter, and our large, unmarked one is used for everything from Ice Cream to Biscuits! Metric Wonder … Continue reading 5 Unique, Must Have, Kitchen Gadgets
There are few books on my bookcase that can still yield new gems of wisdom after years of mining. My well-worn copy of Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss is one of those few. From the time I first read it at 13, throughout my teens, and now into adulthood, a re-reading of it has always … Continue reading Book Review: Stepping Heavenward
I love delicate sparkly things! That is largely why I love designing earrings- they’re little, fast, and age doth not wither their infinite variety! It starts with a headpin pinched between two fingers... The adding and subtracting of beads held up to and under various lights... A final choice... The trimming and twisting of metal … Continue reading Etsy Shop Behind-the-Scenes: Dangle Earrings
Welcome to LitArtary Home! Here I'll be giving my take on life as a Christian, Daughter, Sister, Etsy Shop Owner, Aspiring Herbalist, Bibliophile, and Country Girl! Peeps at the creative process behind my shop; herb and essential oil profiles and ideas; recipes, book reviews, recommended resources, and more are what I am looking forward to … Continue reading Hello!