Thursday, March 17, 2016

Rainbow Cake in Mini Mason Jars

I could sit here and go into detail how I love everything about rainbows and colors. Lets just get to how I did it and what you will need to make these at home yourself!! Your Welcome!

Rainbow in a Jar (Mini Mason Jars)

Ingredients & Material:

                   * 2 Boxes of any white cake mix according to Package Instructions:
                        (3 large Eggs, Vegetable Oil, Water..etc)

                    *Neon Food Coloring: Purple, Pink, Green, Yellow, Orange
                    * 12 mini Mason Jars

                   * 5 bowls ( to separate cake batter to put individual food coloring)

                    * 4 inch baking pan to put jars in (you fill it half an inch of water to put cake filled
                       jars in so that it doesn't burn or bust in oven).

                    * Non Stick Baking Spray (Spray inside Jars)

                    * Ziploc Bags (To put frosting and color batter in)

                    * Scissors (To cut Ziploc bags tips)

                    * 2 Frosting (used Cream Cheese Flavor)

                   * Rainbow Sprinkles
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees, Spray inside of each jar with Non stick Spray before putting colored cake batters in.
 Add half an inch of water into pan to prevent jars from burning or breaking.

Once bowls have been divided with the colors of your choosing, scoop into plastic Ziploc bags then when ready cut the ends to squeeze out batter into each jar. (Do it away from the jars, I made the mistake of cutting them and it flying into the water between the jars) LoL


Once colors have been squeezed into jars it will look like this!
Cooking time is 42 minutes!
Once baked add frosting into Ziploc bag per directions of cake batter and squeeze onto cooked cake jar then add sprinkles!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

John Ross Palmer Art Studio Gallery - Downtown Heights - HTX

My friend Mary had a birthday yesterday at Abstract Artist  - John Ross Palmer Studio in the Heights of Houston. He has such fabulous painting parties with hors d'oeuvre, wine, entertainment and music. He is a fantastic host, very funny and kind! Never a dull moment!

The energy he shares is contagious and enjoying! Anyone who needs a girls night or birthday celebration needs to join John for an art extravaganza!
In his art gallery next door to his studio he shares all Artwork of Artist in his internship ( I hope to join his team next year!)
Here is our experience through pictures!


John Ross Palmer -

Address: 1218 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
Hope you have been inspired! Happy Painting :)
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Buffalo Bayou Park - Houston, Texas

Loving this spring weather in Texas, The city that has all seasons in one day! But, in this particular case clear skies all day!
 If you live in Houston and haven't walked the trails of Buffalo Bayou Park you better put your walking shoes on! Such a great place to read a book, kayak, feed the ducks, skate at the skate park, walk with family, have a play date with your dog at the dog park or just to get out to enjoy the weather!!
Here are some pictures I captured to motivate you to leave the cave!


Have a wonderful day! Hope you enjoyed this post! Location of Buffalo Bayou Park is:
Buffalo Bayou Park, 1800 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019, USA

-Vanessa Robles Foster


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Creating Adam Project

People always ask me how did I get into Glitter Art?

Well... I have been doing Glitter Art for 6 years now, Mastered it by accident in 2010. When I got with my boyfriend who is now my husband... I wanted to create a painting for our new place. Well, I went around looking for art to hang on our walls when I realized, Hey I draw! I will just do it! At the time all I did was draw and sketch in my art portfolio.. After that day I said FOOK it!

I love Dia De Los Muestos, so I decided to Paint a Day of the dead Nun Praying with an orb glowing around her. I put glitter on the orb and showed it to my twin sister. She swears up and Down that I should do the whole thing in glitter. So I did! After that I started painting in glitter..

At first it was hard (when working with glitter now I can tell when a piece of work looks Messy) but after so many years I have finally mastered it! It is such a messy hobby!!!! I can't tell you how many times I went to work with glitter in my hair, or on my face... friends would come over and I would think I got it out and all of a sudden I would see them talking to me and notice a glisten on there cheek, which was glitter... you know how awwwwwwful it would be to say yeah ummm you have my project I was working on your face!! We would laugh of course the best thing to do with working with glitter is to ACCEPT IT!

At the beginning getting into art galleries..... was so difficult. So many galleries would turn me down. Yeah this was way before people started making art with trash, candy, wine corks, kissing lips, painting with your *coughs* Penis...etc. I had such a hard time. I remember a gallery turning me down because they were not familiar with that technique and that they only accepted acrylic, oils and sculpture's... WOW! When did art not defy the definition of the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

Houston is such a HUGE network for artist so I was stunned when one by one of the turned downs I was receiving. I was so grateful of the media attention I was receiving even though during that time it was so new, I say new because now in 2016 EVERYONE is doing glitter art!!


With this being said, During that time I have done glitter art I don't defy that that isn't who I am now, I'm grateful, I loved it (still doing glitter art) but I have mastered it.... I believe I can do so much more with my talent!  I love a challenge! For the past 3 years I have been telling friends and family that I have been wanting to do Swarovski art.

Every since I made my shoes with these crystals for my wedding I have fallen in love. Just making my shoes alone was sooooooooooo EXPENSIVE.

Even though it was expensive I was so fascinated creating with them! I am so attentive to detail that the seamstress who was reviewing my shoes in her hand asked me if I bought them. I told her no I made them. She told me I really needed to be a designer because the workmanship was so neat and perfect. I was so honored. I still am! That was a few years ago.


I have been dreaming of this project again for almost 3 years. I am calling it "Creating Adam Project"

Understanding "Creating Adam Project" - This Project is to help me Fund around 87,000 Swarovski Crystals to Make the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (LIFE SIZE) preferably on 10 Feet Long By 6 Feet Wide on Heavy Duty Wood. When this Painting is Finished I will be entering it into Art Basel in Miami.

For those who are unaware of what Swarovski Crystal's are, it is a highest quality cut lead glass crystal using quartz, sand and minerals -One of the highest market of man made crystals. 
Doing this project has always been a pipe dream of mine and with your help I can finally make this dream REALITY!

If you know me or have heard of me you know it is hard for me to ask for help. I have always been on the other side helping people who are struggling. 85% of the paintings I have made in the past to current has been used to raise money for people's medical expenses, illness, life struggling..etc I have proudly raised thousands and thousands of dollars to people in need.

Knowing that these stones are SO EXPENSIVE and time consuming gluing each and every tiny crystal to its necessary placement, it will take me about 7 to 10 months to complete. If funding is successful..

In doing so, this is where you guys come in! With every donation I will have enough money for Material, Art Basel Application Fee, Painting Transfer Cost, Airfare & Hotel Stay. Its going to cost me around $30,000 to get this dream off the ground.

I know I am asking a lot but this is something I have always wanted to attempt and I know I have the talent and drive to do it! I just don't have the finances. With your help you will put me on my path to following my passion and the opportunity to create a Art Gallery/Bar in Houston Texas. If you can not donate please at least share my story... I appreciate any little effort in helping me get closer to my DREAM :)

Again, if this goal is successful I want you to follow me on my journey. 
You can follow every step I do on my Instagram & stay updated on my Blog. 
Please go to my website and click on donate to help me fund this Project