My name is Mandy. I enjoy carbonated drinks and the sound of plastic bags opening. Yea, I am that horrible person opening a candy wrapper in a library. I wont write my whole biography here, but I am a self-taught artist attempting to make her way into the art world. The work I do is in a lot of different mediums (Pencil, Pen, Ink washes, Acrylic, etc.) If you have any questions about the tools I use feel free to ask!

Many people make art a "goal" in some shape or form. But, it is simply not enough to say "I want to do this and get paid". Or, "I dream to someday be an artist". I don't think you are willing enough for anything in life unless you are ready to fight and bleed for it. This blog will follow my own personal struggles as an artist and hopefully some of my achievements as well. Tips? Ideas? Crack the whip.

 

Navi Cake Pops - Legend of Zelda
 
 I am not very good at cooking/baking. I can get by on the recipes that I know but I rarely travel to unknown territory. But, since I am having to learn to cook more (Living on my own an all). I decided to try some new stuff. I will be posting random blogs here and there with recipes I have been picking up from some of the websites below and just my own experiments. Just to fill in the gap when I am not making bead sprites or any other sort of artwork.

Today I decided to try a recipe done by Nerdy Nummies: http://www.youtube.com/user/RosannaPansino
She made some cake pops shaped like super mario mushrooms! Very cute! However, I didn’t have any marshmallows so I made a couple of Navi from Legend of Zelda. It was QUITE the learning experience. As I said before, I am by no means an expert baker. This recipe was SO HARD. Disastrous at some points. Not a good starting point for a n00b baker. Level 3 baking. I will be attempting Lembas bread (Lord of the Rings) next, wish me luck!

My Favorite Nerd Cooking Websites:
- The Geeky Chef : http://www.geekychef.com/
- Nerdy Nummies: http://www.youtube.com/user/RosannaPansino
- Gourmet Gaming: http://www.gourmetgaming.co.uk/recipes
- The Drunken Moogle: http://thedrunkenmoogle.com/
- Snack or Die: http://www.snackordie.com/
- Fictional Food: http://www.fictionalfood.net/