Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

5 minute cupcake

The email has been doing its rounds....but in case you did not receive it, here is the recipe!

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
A tiny drop of vanilla extract
1 large coffee cup (otherwise it would be a mug-cake)

Mix the dry ingredients together. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and oil and mix again. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract and mix a final time. Pop it into the microwave and cook for 3 min at 1000 watts.

Enjoy ♥

Friday, October 8, 2010

My first repeat pattern.

I have been wondering for quite some time how to create one of those thingies that fit perfectly into either side of itself. Well, considering myself lucky, I was born with a somewhat technical mind. Sometimes a bit too technical which causes me to complicate matters instead of simply figuring it out. After some research and a bit of cutting and pasting, I finally mastered the art of creating a repeat pattern. I can see many joyful times to come!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

The difference explained

The difference between a raspberry, a raasberrie and a moerbei.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lana's technicolour playroom

I find it funny (not ha-ha funny) that I randomly picked a couple of colours for my playroom and when I studied the colours I found them quite appropriate. No wonder it is my happy space.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

my colleagues and me

yup...this is the life of the people in the corner...

Friday, June 18, 2010

First thing that, errr, shoots into your head?

While studying visual communication in Gauteng, South Africa a couple of years ago, we got a project from one of our stranger lecturers. I can't remember the brief word for word, but it came down to this:

Design an advertising poster for an archery/bow-shooting competition.

After already being called "Farmgirl" (which I often got even though I never, ever stayed on a farm) I was already a bit cynical about this guy's class. And I always thought that, as creative, right-brained people, we should think out of the box, right? Right?


New to the world of computer software other than Paint, computer graphics and computers overall, I spent an entire week working on my idea of an amusing poster for this competition (that, according to me, would have sucked in any way). So I got to class...very excited and stuff...ready to blow his head off with my idea of a design. I proudly took out my image...

You guessed it... I had to start all over and ended up using some supplied-by-lecturer-for-forced-to-use-or-fail-image of a Native American or something.... I still think the chicken kicks ass though.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

forgot you not

Shit, it has been a month! I have been working on my playroom/studio and it is coming on just fine. Someone asked me the other day what colours I have decided on. I replied: "What colours haven't I decided on?" I have taken pictures of the before, between and almost-after process and I promise to put them up soon! Will probly finish painting the last wall and a half over the weekend.

Let me know if you are working on fun projects at the moment! Oooo, and also, to make a long story short, does anyone have experience in electrical stuff? If so, what would be your best advice for a not so technical person?

Friday, April 23, 2010

oooooh, what does this button do?

Ok, so this is my first blog entry...EVER. User-friendly to other people is not necessarily user-friendly to me. Does that mean that I am not a user then? Oh wait, let's not go there. So I look at this blog and it is all green and stuff - which, unlike most people's belief, is actually my favourite colour - with random lines and little blocks that I really don't like that much. But with a little effort, lots of different buttons to try and a couple of this and that, hopefully, this will become my fun-space. So watch this not-so-fun-but-very-green-space.

Have a good weekend people.