Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday Spotlight: LonesomeRoadStudio

I've cultivated several special friendships since joining Etsy, and I'd like to introduce you to some of my artist friends! Today, I'd like you to meet Angie at LonesomeRoadstudio! The first thing that drew me into Angie's shop, was her unique style. Her pendants just jumped right off the page and screamed "Get in here and LOOK AT ME!!" Up above, I've showcased a picture of her very first ACEO (Hopefully of many more!), entitled Lasiren Blue.

Also very notable are her Breast Cancer works of art! She donates 10% of the price to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

So without further ado, since I'm not a master journalist, I asked Angie to tell me a little bit about her, and here's what she had to say....

I really just love to draw, and incorporate my artwork into functional items like jewelry and other accessories, altered clothing, gifts, home decor, etc. I primarily use markers (mainly Sharpies) but every once in a while some colored pencil slips in. As I expand what I do, I will also be incorporating more fibers and beads. I also hope to learn more about PMC and fractals and integrate those elements in some way.

I love vintage Peter Max posters and retro tattoo artwork but I'm also inspired by images from nature. I also love Mexican Day of the Dead, vintage Halloween art and cheesy old movie poster art, and I have a real thing for mermaids and Bettie Page as well.

I love cooking and want to design a line of kitchen accessories (towels, potholders, magnets, etc.) and create mini-cookbooks with my illustrations.

I'm a member of the Etsy Honeybee Helpers team and the upcoming new Illustration team and I've also recently joined Illustration Friday.

I live on a gravel road outside of a prison town (heh heh, that always impresses people) about an hour SW of Chicago, with hubby and two cats.

If you're ever in the area of Oswego, Illinois, you can stop by Imagine on Main and see some of her artworks first hand!

And since she loves cooking and creating fun and funky kitchen accessories, I asked her to share one of her most favorite recipes, so without further ado, here it is!!

"Da Best" Chicago-style Italian Beef
1 (5 lb) rump roast (please don't use chuck roast, too stringy and greasy)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon coarse-grind black pepper

"Da Gravy"
2 cups boiling water
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon coarse-grind black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
8 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Sprinkle the roast with garlic powder, oregano and pepper, then cook roast, uncovered, in a shallow roasting pan, about 30 minutes per pound.
Roast will be very rare-- don't overcook it!
Let cool slightly, then thinly slice.
Add to the roast's pan drippings: the boiling water, bouillon cubes, oregano, thyme, pepper, Tabasco sauce, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.
Simmer for 20 minutes, scraping up the browned bits.
Taste for salt and add some if you wish.
Add the sliced beef; cover and marinate in da gravy overnight.
Reheat the next day and serve in crusty Italian sandwich rolls.

So stop by and check out Angie's shop! With her wide variety of awesomeness, you're sure to find something you want to take home, or give as a gift.

1 comment:

LonesomeRoadStudio said...

hey there, thanks!!!!