Tuesday, August 30, 2011

new kitchen member

Spongy is not too thrilled about it.

Saucemaking in grandma's backyard

tomato strain

About 300 jars by the end of the day! I was in charge of the second pass of tomato washing.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Preparing for hurricane Irene!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

orange oil is serious business

Using orange oil on a q-tip I was able to bring back this oil paint splattered timer back to its former glory. Orange essential oil is so effective I think if you don't wipe it off quickly it will burn right through plastics and varnishes. So if you try this, make sure to wipe it down after with a slightly damp cloth. Definitely smells better and less toxic than turpentine/ turpenoid.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Art of Brooklyn Festival opens tonight!

I have 10 paintings on exhibit at the Art of Brooklyn Festival in downtown Brooklyn. The festival celebrates the art, music, and films of Brooklyn's creative community. The opening is tonight , August 20th, and runs until August 27th at the St. Francis College Theater at 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

From the website:
"THE ART OF BROOKLYN is the first festival to bring “old” and “new” Brooklyn together to celebrate the creative energy that makes our borough one of the most exciting places in the world. We embrace artists from all over New York City; helping them gain exposure for their work while giving audiences the chance to experience points of view that might not otherwise get seen. Because to us, all Brooklyns are created equal."

Ticket and schedule info can be found on the website. As a special offer, all artists can purchase $5 tickets online at http://www. brownpapertickets.com/event/ 181514 and enter password: ARTIST

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Soccer player Brek Shea...a Unicorn?

I was at a NY Red Bulls game with my hunnie and noticed that one of the opposing players looked very similar to a mythical creature. He got a kick out of the idea, so I drew this for him.

Friday, August 12, 2011

serendipitous grain organization