Archive for June 10th, 2011
original is 24″ 36.
done in charcoal. Credit also goes to my triangle eraser.
The fire tonight is warm enough
For old friends with wine in their cups
The cheerful babble of the river
Is enough conversation
I painted one piece tonight, then decided it had many problems and opted to paint some lilacs instead, inspired by the heavy scent of the ones that I picked today that are sitting on my table. After some consideration I thought perhaps the lilacs were too boring…so I decided to post both instead. If I was smart I’d just save one and post it tomorrow, but I am not smart.
I know, late posting the result, but I am completing the dishes daily.
This is a recipe that I’ve wanted to try for a while now. It’s out of Fergus Henderson’s Nose to Tail cookbook. I feel a bit upset with myself for not creating this from my own creativity, but sometimes it’s best to not reinvent the classics.
The flavour of this dish was nice, the ears did lend a touch of collagen to give the soup a nice body. In the end, the texture of the crispy ears was not terribly appealing, and could easily throw someone off this dish.
Neville Rorthvelt fired the the thrusters and turned his ship into the heart of the Sun. But not before he sent out some messages.
“My Dearest Cynthia. You have ignored me for too long. My passion has known no bounds. My devotion to you is infinite. Your wants and needs were my Bible, my Talmud, my Koran, my Holy Book of the Seven K’taha. The poems I have written to your beauty would fill an old-fashioned telephone directory. The flowers I have piled at your feet would restore the ancient forests of the Amazon. The great deeds I have performed in your honor are renowned across our planet. Yet you cannot accept my humble affection. I wait no longer for you to acknowledge me, and now, I perish.”
Read the full story here.
Yeah, I woke up and had to write this down. Whew. About 650 words, close to my target length of 500. The longer ones, I struggle to complete. Short ones like this pop into my head fully formed. I don’t have time to find the quote, but some clever fellow said something like: “Here it is. I apologize for the length; I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” I feel that way all the time. Oh, and this recent article on creativity and Brian Eno keeps haunting me. In a good way. Now, off to tech rehearsal.