Please forgive my absence. I had a friend come in town and hosted a dinner party Saturday night for a few of our friends in her honor. I made my only concoction – the anglo version of channa masala and a zen salad (mixed greens, mandarin oranges, rice noodles, and sesame ginger dressing). Beth made the most incredible fruit tarts for us, she says, a bunch of tarts. Did I take pictures of any of the items for which I speak? Of course not. I was too busy burning the rice and spilling food and wine on the floor to take the time to document the event!
I had a very relaxing weekend – drank tea, took a long walk, conversed with friends, painted, battled Rae with Dr. P's Wii, and avoided Super Bowl parties.
Speaking of painting, remember how I was excited months ago about water-mixable oils? Well, not anymore. I've been working on a simple still life on canvas to get used to the consistency of the oils, but fought them all the way. It feels like painting with butter...or vaseline. Here are some details of the painting, as the piece as a whole is not worth showing.