This is proving to be a truly artistic and creative period for me. I spent most of the day in the art room and got so lost in my work, I hardly even thought of food! Art is an incredible life force to me - I'm churning out pieces like water, and hopefully that will leave to another art show in a few months!
|This background is made from my favorite GOLDEN acrylic turqoise, other GOLDEN Acrylics (my favorite paint) and tissue paper.|
With the first background, I created this piece "When Fish Fly."
Then, I got realllllyyyy hungry. Suddenly, I experienced a two-hour art adrenaline rush! I reconstructed my former diet out of felt, clay, and other art scraps. It was so much fun - I wish I could eat it!
|I love making miniatures and doing detail work.|
|Turkey and pretzels|
|Cottage cheese ad Soup|
|Protein Shake and Steak|
|Pizza Bagel and Mac n' Cheese|
|Protein-enhanced Jello and Protein Bar|
|Pierogies and Ravioli|
|Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Well, I felt like I was vicariously eating!|
Since I got my dogs used to my cooking, I made them peanut butter treats. They were so easy - 1.25 cups hot water, 1/3 cup peanut butter, 2 cups whole wheat flour, and 1 cup rolled oats. I glazed them over with an egg wash for a nice sheen. Bake them at 350F for 30 minutes and you've got yourself dog biscuits!
|For my mom I baked Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bread.|
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium shallot
1 tablespoon dill
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon chopped celery
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
A pinch of italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika - whatever's in the pantry!
15.5oz can of chickpeas
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon parsley
1 dash hot sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 pinch black pepper
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 dash turmeric, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin if you have them
|It's very good!|
I am reading this great book, about Mixed Media painting, where the author says that mixed media painting is for people who can't make up their mind - I totally agree! I'd just rather pile everything onto a canvas then choose - there are so many beautiful materials one can work with! But these two pieces, I am going to try to keep very minimal - we'll see!
|This is a great book with wonderful ideas.|
I did sooo much cooking and painting today, that I just needed to clear my head - it's gorgeous out today so I took a lovely Spring walk - Spring is here...finally! Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come.
|Bamboo! Pretty cool, right?|
I am obviously not happy since I can't eat, yet today I was able to find so many moments of joy. I have so much to be grateful for, and I am not going to let my temporary situation cloud my view of the world. I vow to stay inspired, no matter the circumstance. Plus, another day has passed, as they all do. If I cannot savor food right now, allow me to at least savor the gift of the beautiful Spring day.