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Potatoes and Bok Choy with Balsamic and Garlic

Driven by a desire to try a dish with bok choy that could be topped with blue cheese, I made up a new recipe. Most of the recipes I found were decidedly asian, so I decided to make my own … Continue reading

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Yogurt Cake with Rosemary and Orange

This recipe was based on Quick and Easy Recipe: Yogurt Cake at the Kitchn, and a Google search for “rosemary yogurt cake,” which inspired the addition of orange zest. Also I added ground almonds in place of part of the flour, … Continue reading

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drying rack and sketchbook

Since I would like to work in oils more, I decided I need a drying rack so all the horizontal surfaces in my studio aren’t covered in paintings. And since I don’t really care what it looks like, I made … Continue reading

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Nothing much

I’ve had a few non photogenic days in the studio. I worked in my sketchbooks, cleaned up a bit, and organized my oil paints. I had a plan, to keep working on the small paintings I started, but they’re still … Continue reading

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Oil! (Day 3)

(I wrote this post yesterday but then forgot to post it. oops.) Today Wednesday I worked with oil paint for the first time in a long time. I wanted to switch back to oil for a few reasons. I’ve never … Continue reading

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In the studio, day 2

First I started with pastel on some watercolor paper. Wait, let me start with why you should never ever buy a roll of watercolor paper. I bought this roll of watercolor paper years ago, and have since used it a … Continue reading

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November Art #1

Instead of NaNoWriMo, I’m creating something once a month. “Creating Something” gets a very liberal definition. Basically, I’m going to go into my studio every day and do something. In this case, what I ended up with is a photo … Continue reading

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Screened in Porch, part 2

This was the concept we began with when designing our screened in porch. We wanted a nice outdoorish place we could relax with our cats. We decided to just add on to the existing deck because it was in good … Continue reading

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Non-English Music

I recently asked for suggestions for non English music via Twitter. I like to listen to music with lyrics I don’t understand while writing or coding. I got lots of responses, listed below. I didn’t do any editing for duplicates, … Continue reading

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Not dead & screened in porch

Well, mostly. I have neglected all my blogs lately. Which makes me wonder why I have more than one, but oh well. ANYWAY So I have been dreaming of a screened in porch lately. I made a sketch of what … Continue reading

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