Sunday, October 30, 2016

Behind the scenes...

Gross behind the scenes cooking photos...

1. Preparing the Witches' Severed Fingers for baking


Boiling potato dumpling eye-balls

 Burgers with black food color (and the eye, and the finger...)

Burgers: the shape was intentional...

Have you tried to make any Halloween food this year?   

Creative cooking

With Halloween almost here, I had my friends over and we made some unusual dishes...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween is coming!

Okay, so I have decided I cannot be THAT lazy (after writing Lazy Wednesday post, the laziness continued for a few more hours) and decorated a room for upcoming Halloween. Going to make some "severed-finger cookies" for the weekend. The cookies look really creepy, with dirty and bloody fingernails made of almonds. Hope they are yummy- never tried the recipe...  :)

And here is one of my cats- just in time!

Lazy Wednesday

Cannot believe it's only Wednesday! Somehow it feels like Friday...
Blah, blah, blah...

Sunday, October 23, 2016


It was just 33F or about 1C this morning!
 Sipping green tea in my favorite German cup!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Trying to be productive...

Framing: bad

Food: good

Omelet is greenish but don't be fooled, it was very yummy. Used 2 eggs, and for some extra protein I added 2 table spoons of coconut flour, 1 tablespoon of hemp flour, salt, and water. On top: whole milk plain yogurt, pineapple, and dried cherries.
In case you wonder: hemp flour or hemp milk products do not have THC, so you cannot get high... Perfectly safe. :)

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Vibrams!

I got a surprise today: a package with my new Vibram FiveFinger running shoes! They were suppose to come later next week but perhaps someone somewhere sensed I am desperate to use them. Yay!

My Vibram FiveFinger family:

Forgot all about framing my works...
Need to catch up tomorrow.
I do hate framing.
I think I have said it earlier.
But I despise labeling even more... I would rather do laundry. Seriously.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The negative side of making small pictures is that usually one needs to sit. And sitting for long hours is definitely not good for me! So decided to go running last week. It was lots of fun, more than I thought it would be. Planning to go again on Saturday and perhaps beat my last week's time.
The weather gets a little cold though, so had to invest in running leggings. Missing summer already!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Old lithographs

I was going through some art papers and found these lithographs that I made while still in school. Although a little creepy, I do like them. Perfect for Halloween!
To make a lithograph, you make a drawing on a special stone with very greasy crayons, etch it, and then ink the stone and print from it. One need to be vary careful not to touch the stone with greasy fingers because the place will catch ink later and you will have fingerprints all over the paper. They may destroy your work. There is a way to delete them or any mistakes but it is better to keep it clean fro the start. What I like about lithographs is the look of very soft dark lines. Need to make some more in the future!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Went shopping for some goodies to get my artistic strength back! Looks like pumpkin seeds will be especially useful: 1/3 cup= 18g of protein! The black stuff is dried cherries.


Thursday, October 6, 2016