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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Modernista Mama Has Moved

This is my last post from this address. Moderinista Mama is now on WordPress. Please go to my new address and follow me. You'll have to subscribe to my new address once you reach my new page as all of my blogspot email subscribers cannot be transferred over. 

Looking forward to getting reacquainted on my new page!

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Woman Working...

The new WordPress blog site is taking a long time because I'm a DO IT YOURSELF kind of a girl and sometimes that means it takes forever...

However, I believe this weekend will be the time to finish the job and get it up and running. I'm switching to WordPress on the advice of a professional blogger who makes over 6 figures on her blog each year. WordPress will (theoretically) allow me more more freedom to combine the Modernista Mama blog with my Mix Hart Writer Website. Though, how I already miss blogger...it is so user friendly...weep...weep...I've been on blogger for over 5 years!

I apologize for the slump in posts but a girl has to work sometimes.

Here is a peek at a photo I am considering for my new blog header (the girls' joy of life is contagious):

La joie des filles de la vie est contagieuse!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Modernista Mama is Moving to WordPress!

Dear Readers,

I am moving Modernista Mama over to WordPress on my new web site. My new Modernista Mama blog url is mixhart.ca/blog The new web site mixhart.ca  (mixhart.com also takes you there) will eventually be a website to promote my books, paintings and the Moderista Mama blog. 

The new blog site is not ready, just yet, but it will be very soon. Not to worry though, for the first while, a link will redirect all traffic to my new site.

Thank-you for your patience and support and I hope you enjoy the new and improved Modernista Mama

Mix Hart xx
Below are a few pics I'm debating about using for the cover shot :





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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Chewy Chocolate Puff Squares (gluten free)

Chewy Chocolate Puff Squares 
(gluten free)

-6 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
-1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup butter
-1 bag mini marshmallows
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 cups puffed rice
-2 cups puffed corn
-1/2 cup puffed quinoa

Melt butter and chocolate in sauce pan on low heat. Add cocoa and vanilla. Add marshmallows and stir until just melted. Add puffed cereals. Mix well. Pour into buttered 9"x 13" shallow dish. Chill in fridge. Slice into squares.

*My children love these squares. I've made both puffed wheat variations and chocolate/peanut butter variations. But one of my daughters is gluten intolerant and another has a peanut allergy. Thus, this variation hits the spot at our house.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pizzaface Time

Biscuit     Oil on Canvas,  by Mix Hart
This is Biscuit. He's a yellow-bellied marmot and a character in my middle years fiction novel. He  makes an appearance in all three novels of the Peter Not- Pizzaface series. He is the pet of a character named Hippy. The novels are fantasy, action, adventure and humour. They take place in the wondrous and thrilling, BC wilderness. The protagonist is an eleven year old boy and the other main characters are strong girls and women.

I've had a crazy month of writing day and night and attending writing conferences, meeting with agents etc. My literary novel, Queen of the Godforsaken is finished. So now I am moving on to self-editing my middle years novels.

I am not using my paintings in my middle years novels. However,  I painted portraits of a few of the characters to breathe life into the fantasy world I've created. The portraits are painted in black and white (for possible publishing).

Life is about selling myself, lately. I am selling my talents, my novels, my Club Zen class.
I am going to reward myself with time to paint again soon too. Once my middle years series are edited, I am completing my picture book,  A Pug Named Pru. It is a very beautiful picture book with elaborate, oil painting illustrations (by moi).  All of my children's books have themes of the sacredness of nature, human kindness, feminism and adventure throughout them.
As hard as it is, I love this whole writing world. I'm really enjoying the process. 

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Clothes Pin Dolls

Pip's Arabian Princess Doll and Old Fashioned Girl Doll
 My mom spent a recent weekend looking after my girls. She brought her special craft bag with her. It was full of supplies to make clothes pin dolls. Imagine my delight on returning home to these lovely handmade dolls.

Supplies Needed:

Fabric scraps
Pipe cleaners
Felt pens
Craft glue
Fun fur
Lace scraps

Mist's Japanese Anime Character Doll and Sound of Music Character Doll
Tabs' Groom and Bride Dolls.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Club Zen

Inviting the Bell

I piloted a Dharma class for children this weekend: CLUB ZEN. It was called Dharma Kids, but we've decided to rename it as many people don't know what Dharma means. The class is now called:

 Club Zen: games, songs and meditation--for children and teens 
ages 6-16  

 Zen has become a mainstream concept for children partly because of the global popularity of the books Zen Shorts and Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth.

Drawing Our Calm Places of Refuge
Pebble Meditation

Cooperative Rolling Marble Game
*photos by Miranda Hart

The class was a triumph thanks to all my  participants and helpers. My nephew accompanied our songs on guitar.

The atmosphere was joyful and peaceful. I had so much fun teaching the class and all of my activities were well received. I couldn't believe how focused our little 6 years olds were during meditation! I over-planned and only managed to complete about 1/3 of my activities, which, is great as I can use the remainder for future classes. My next task is advertising for next month's meeting in many more locations and getting the local news involved. 

When I Breathe In, I breathe In Peace
When I Breathe Out, I Breathe Out Love

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