Today I doodled and started a new anime series in japanese. I love how sophiecouldnt careless what language is going on...she just watches. Its fun to draw and pay attention to subtitles and have children crawling on you....fun I tell you...FUN!
I will have other things like screened printed tea towels and bags. I also will have cahiers and art prints. If I have time there might be some dyed wood necklaces with black illustrations.Oh yes there will be plantable bouquet arrangements with succulents and a couple planted succulent boxed arrangements. Oh and there will be snacks...most definitely.
I used water based ink.....aaarrrrgggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhF@#$! Why is that highlighted? Anyhow I hand tinted him with watercolor pencil just for the sake of taking him to the end. HMMMMmmm.....water based ink a lovely thing but it kept drying( i spritzed the ink and the paper this was the best one of two prints) up I know one can put extender in it but then the ink is done and if I can save some ink I do. I am a cheap ass you know. Art supplies are expensive. So I patiently await my daniel smith block printing oil ink. Oil bases inks take seven days to dry. I also had lots of splotches because he wasnt mounted but I got too excited to print and then cried when everything went awry. So this week he is being glued to a board and I bought huge ass pavers for my press. screw doing it with a baren.
This man is so cool. My husband and I have been watching and reading about him for years. He was on cnn recently concerning Fukushima. I think we need to get out our NO NUKES signs again if you ever put them away. Click here if you didnt see the interview.
So I was over at sunday suppers blog the other day and they had a string of grape related posts. Well you know I couldnt resist. So I made the pickled grape crostini with toasted ciabatta and ricotta cheese. I had to use red wine vinegar because I accidentally bought cooking white wine instead of vinegar.
We just got finished eating these and now my husband is bugging me about dinner.
They were pretty tasty. I could even drink the vinegar part....oh wait.
After....I did drink some. It may seem weird but it was actually good. I am feeling a little bit toasty right now. Sorry no photo shoot LW. Now I have to think about some dinner. Hope your evening is going well.Click here to find the post about the pickled grapes.
So my asian man is done and I just need to print him out a couple of times. This happens to be another lino almost complete. I am getting ready for a mega printing of new and old stuff. I am going to be at the Renegade Craft Fair this year. I am sharing a booth with Jikits a fellow artist and blogger on Etsy. The etsy link is to her shop go check it out! If you happen to be in Los Angeles July 16th and 17th stop by and see us. I may have snacks!
Yesterday I made garammasala roasted carrots with red onions and garlic. Garammasala means hot mixture as in pungent not hot like a chili pepper. I love it so much. I used a store bought one but I have made my own before in my spice grinder. I live relatively close enough to the city of diamond bar which has some really good indian markets.
The carrot mixture was put on toasted french rolls with cream cheese. I know, a carrot sandwich? Yum! Here is the cream cheese being weighed out. I only used an ounce for each sandwich.
Here is the left over golden deliciousness. I also used four tablespoons of olive oil for the mixture but next time i think i can use about 3 instead. Also I used about a pound and half of carrots one onion and 5 roughly chopped garlic cloves.I would also use another onion too instead of one. It was enough to make about 4 or 5 sandwiches. So there were leftovers.
Here is a close up of my sandwich. I must admit that more cream cheese would have been nice but you cant eat like a queen everyday,can you?