Sunday, November 30, 2003

Happy Smell

Mmm. I love the smell of fireplaces burning wood in the Fall and Winter.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Home Alone

John has left for Seattle this afternoon. I think I'll make some turkey stock so I can make the actual soup tomorrow, then do laundry, and paint. Maybe I'll even put my wedding portfolio together. I'll have to be extra ambitious for that!

I haven't painted in a while. A few months before I moved I started stocking up on wood and visiting people's studio's to cut it all up. My friends Jessie and Mike actually cut some of it for me. (I feel lucky to have such supportive artistic friends.) Those wood panels are now sitting in my studio waiting to be painted on. Problem is, I think I want different shapes and sizes now. That was a few months ago and things change!

People ask how I feel about John always going away to play a party or club somewhere. I miss him, but I welcome the time to do what I want uninterrupted. I'm pretty independent and I cherish my alone time.

(In case anyone is wondering about the turkey soup, you just throw in the turkey bones and scraps in a pot along with some onions, garlic, and herbs, cover it with water and let is simmer for 2-3 hours. Then you let it cool, skim the fat off the top, and strain the broth. Voila! Stock! Afterwards, you can add whatever you want to the stock to make the soup. I like to add onions, potatos, carrots, celery, and parsley. Yum! Simple yet good. )

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Oh well...

I've given up hope of getting the gallery job. It's tough having to start all over in a new city. I haven't even had the chance to work on any art because John and I had been living without a ceiling and messed-up living room for the past month. All of our time was spent looking for stuff for the house. We just got our place put back together this weekend. Now all I have to tackle is the GIANT never-ending paper pile.

While going through the pile, I found this quote that I saved:

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors.
Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

-Ghandi

Sunday, November 9, 2003

Job

I'm still waiting to hear whether I got the assistant job at theCraig Krull Gallery. (Check out the works online section. There is some great art there.) I already sent Craig a follow-up email AND called him so I can't contact him again.

I really, really, really, REALLY want this job.

Movie

Saw Lost in Translation last night. I loved it. It did a wonderful job of portraying how a Westerner can feel wandering around Tokyo. It is such a huge, intimidating city. There is no way a non-Japanese person can blend in so one becomes the minority. It is such a highly developed, technological city, yet it is so different than the States or Europe. I was lucky enough to have a guide, but I can imagine how daunting it can be to wander around by yourself; You can't even try to pronounce the characters of the written language. I can remember being at a ramen place and trying to match the characters that went with the pictures to the characters on the price list.

I did have a better time in Tokyo than those 2 did though. I loved it.



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