1. Ingredients 

    2 C Brussels sprouts, trimmed, washed, and halved 

    1 T EVOO 

    12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces 

    3 cloves garlic, minced 

    1 pinch hot red pepper flakes 

    1 C vermicelli (uncooked)

    3 C chicken broth 

    1/4 C Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated 

    Salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste


    Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat.
    Add chicken to the hot oil and season with salt and pepper.
    Once the chicken is slightly browned, stir in the garlic and sprouts. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. 
    When the sprouts start to develop a crust around the edges, stir in the uncooked vermicelli. 
    Pour in one cup of broth and stir, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. 
    Let the broth cook out while stirring constantly. Do the same for the next two cups of broth. 
    Once all of the broth has been incorporated and cooked out, your pasta should be al dente, your sprouts should be tender, yet still have a nice crunch in the centers, and the chicken fully cooked. 
    Stir in the cheese, and serve. 

    Easy as pie and SO good! 

    (Makes 2 large servings, or 4 small servings.)

  2. Blindfolded 

    Painted by me.

  3. Afrolicious 

    Painted my me.

  4. Untitled 

    Painted by me.

  5. Untitled 

    Painted by me.

  6. Red

    Painted by me.

  7. Coffee & Cigarettes 

    Painted by me. 

  8. Today’s art journal entry. 

    I just kind of went for it today. I bought a few new art supplies from the new art shop downtown and wanted to try them out. 

    Items used in this entry… Pages from an old book, charcoal pencil, HB sketching pencil, watercolors, acrylic paint, fine point pen, and soft pastels. 


  9. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve gotten a head start on my spring cleaning, so I’ve been pretty busy lately.

  10. Because I got so much great feedback from my last prompts list, I’ve decided to post another. For me, one word prompts are a bit more challenging, because my brain goes in so many different directions. Example; “Blue”  I can paint, draw, sketch, whatever, using only the color blue. I can make the focal point of the page blue. I can make the page about sadness… The options are seemingly endless. 

    As with the last list, you can pick and choose when you’re in need of some inspiration, or you can turn the list into a 25 day challenge. It’s up to you! 

    1. Fire
    2. City 
    3. Beautiful 
    4. Censored
    5. Bloom
    6. Free
    7. Jam
    8. Colorful
    9. Anger
    10. Eyes
    11. Monster
    12. Hands
    13. Laughter
    14. Rope
    15. Temptation
    16. Wish
    17. Design
    18. Smile
    19. Stain
    20. Home
    21. Blue
    22. Romantic
    23. Calm
    24. Happiness
    25. Ladder