Thursday, May 30, 2013

Snack break

Being a longtime vegetarian I am forgetting, or not remembering
what certain foods taste like.
Some are ones I never ate...or have no memory of eating, in this case tuna salad.
I have made it, tuna fish salad for hubby, but really guessed on what stuff went into it.
He makes his own now, I guess I was a bad guesser....
I recently came across this recipe and made it and have made it many times over again since.
if you are looking to lower your mercury intake, but still crave that texture I say give this a try.
Hubby tried it and said: "that was not what I was expecting, that is pretty good"
Here is how I make it:
In a mixing bowl combine all this stuff
1 can drained and rinsed garbanzo beans
2-3 stalks of chopped celery
1 shallot chopped
(it is milder then scallion or onions, but they work in a pinch)
1 heaping tablespoon of veganaise (or mayo)
1 teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
I tablespoon of rice vinegar
1 tablespoon of tamari (or soy sauce)
a pinch of poultry seasoning (it is vegan, and a mix of herbs and spices)
a pinch of salt and pepper (white or black depending on taste preferences)
Smash it all up until the texture is to your liking
I like texture so I don't smash it to oblivion
Serve on toasted whole grain bread with tomato

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Friday is for Fancy Feet

When I was growing up my mother insisted that I not wear heeled shoes,
not even for play dress up
Her reason was that they would "ruin my arches"
So imagine my surprise when in high school,  while getting ready for prom I was told I could get
heels to wear with my floor length dress.
2.5inches off the ground and I was a baby giraffe for the week before,
 practicing, and trying to not break my ankles or walk like a truck driver
Now, when I see fancy footwear in the store,
I try them on.
 It is my personal rebellion, a grown up version of my repressed dress-up.
On a recent wander through a retail store I was distracted by sparkle!
I did some impressive yoga moves to get these pictures, I am just saying
So here is what they had on sale for $4 each on the super bargain discount shelf:
soooooooooo much glitter and sequins
I was tempted to get them just to source the sequins and glitter off of them!

this one had chicken feathers and a brooch on the toe!
ohh la la

Sparkle rhinestones,
all around, and the toes didn't even touch the ground

A little Lady Gaga meets Elton John circa 1972
Gold glitter with spikes around the heel
I like how blingy it is in this picture

Even with the super sale and the hypnotic state I was left in from all the glitter and sequins, I left the shoes at the store; because after all was said in done, my mother was right.
The shoes hurt and made my feet feel funny.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Here I am

Here I am.
I know it has been quiet around these parts...
well after my birthday and NIAW I was spent.
So I took a little bit to rest a spell, so to speak.

So I went to the opening of CONFLUENCE last night.
I have work in shows in both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara opening on the same night!
How very continental....swanky indeed.
I had to decide which to attend, and found that it was far more realistic to attend the SB event!
Hard decisions, I know
The Juror Peter Frank was there, and very gracious with explaining how he selected the exhibition.
Explaining the difference between juroring a show and curating a show.
He said being a juror is far more suited for the lazy.
Curators seek out work that connects, jurors simply build a show with work provided.
He had 547+ works submitted and took this monumental task t
o reduce the exhibition down to 43 works, 43 artists!
Amazing odds!
I am over the moon to be part of this BEAUTIFUL exhibition:
(click on any image for a larger view)

The entrance to the museum it was a popular exhibition!


Nicole Strasburg's painting
Amazing seed pod covered in moss, broken china saucers and fur
by award winning artist: Luis Velazquez


Juror Peter Frank explaining his process
next him him award winner Peter Zaleski's painting
My piece between the work of Patrica Clarke and Jeffery Stone

Rosemarie Gebhart on the left and a sweet little painting by Nancy Taliaferro

me and my work, and my name is spelt right!


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