Friday, March 29, 2013

blue and green, sea and flower

Last night, I attended the Anthropologie Spring fashion show with beautiful Julia Denos. Per usual, hanging out with Julia filled me with endless inspiration! She is one of those wonderful people - full of kindness and ideas - that you feel truly lucky to have as a friend.
The show was beautiful. The clothes were gorgeous, of course, and unattainable. :) Anthro really knows how to throw together a party.
I hope you've all had a wonderful week and happy celebrating if you're enjoying Passover, Easter, or the like! xo 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

time capsule

Tonight I went looking through this blog for my old Peanut Butter Cup recipe. I knew I'd put it on here in March of 2011, during the time I was painting for Depending Upon the Nature of the Beast.
This blog, like my real journals and sketchbooks but in a different manner, is a keeper of time capsules. Different months of my life have merged together to create specific "times" that have meant certain things, creating personal seasons that don't fall in line with spring, summer, autumn, or winter.
Anyway, I've always remembered the March and April months of 2011 to be lovely and special, and that what I was posting on my blog reflected it. Thinking of that time reminds me of the color pale pink, of listening to Henry Mancini endlessly while painting for my show, of the pine trees in the yard behind my apartment and walks at dusk.
Below are the things I was writing about on here in March 2011.
 peanut butter cups.
 my room.
 new business cards. (still the design I use!)
 Mary Blair.
 what to put in these vintage Easter egg capsules for my show's installation.
 The Dance of the Goldfish in Fantasia.
 my first solo show at Three Graces Gallery. <3 p="">
 the phases of the moon (phases lunaires).
Marilyn Monroe reading.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

recipe book

I'm going to my friend's for a Seder dinner tomorrow night, and I made this pie to bring!
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This is the second time I've made this pie and I really love the outcome. I use the bones of this recipe with a few improvisations. 
You will need:
-1 9" pie dish
-1 package blackberries
-1 package blueberries
-1 package raspberries
-1 package strawberries
-1 pack semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
-about a quarter stick of butter
-1 1/2 tsp cinnamon sugar
-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup sugar
-2-pack Pilsbury 9" pie crusts
-vanilla extract
1) Chop strawberries. Wash blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries and let dry. 
2) Mix cinnamon-sugar, sugar, and flour. Add in about half the butter, using fork to divide into smaller pieces/create a crumble effect.
3) Line bottom of pie dish with one crust, folding it over the edges of the dish.
4) Use about 1/3 of the cinnamon-sugar/sugar/flour mixture to cover the bottom crust.
5) Fill the crust with the berries, layering chocolate chips throughout.
6) Add a few drops of vanilla extract to top of pie filling.
7) Pour a little more than 1/3 of cinnamon-sugar/sugar/flour mixture evenly over pie filling.
8) Cover pie with top crust, pressing top edges into bottom crust edges. Cut eight 1/2" slits with knife. (Add drawings with toothpick :)
9) Melt rest of butter and mix remaining cinnamon-sugar/sugar/flour mixture into liquified butter. Use to baste top crust.
10) Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes.
I hope you all have a beautiful week! Back soon with more art.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Mornings

Almost every Sunday morning, a few of my friends and I go out for brunch. This weekend we tried a tiny new place in Somerville called Union Square Donuts. Since it is part of Culinary Cruiser, the donuts are served out of a small space at the entrance of their building and there isn't anywhere to sit, but it has the coziest feeling of, say, a church breakfast with a table of coffee pitchers. The girls who work the front are super sweet. I got the Hibiscus Cherry and it was delicious.
It's right outside of Union Square, so if you're in the Somerville area you should check them out!