If you love quirky, but beautiful colorful artwork, you should check out Jaimee Newman, a Philadelphia based artist. Her website is HERE.
I love her collages and paintings because they are full of intrigue. There is a story there which you yearn to know.
Full of life, yet mysterious and perfectly executed.
Looking forward to see where her artistic journey takes her.
Read more at: Oil Paints.
A necessary staple in a vegan kitchen is seitan. This is pure wheat gluten, so it is definitely NOT for the gluten free diet. A flavorful winning way to use this high protein food is to saute it with tamari sauce, and then add it to whatever food dish you are preparing.It is so delicious and has a chewy texture much like meat.
A yummy possibility of dishes to add to is chili.
Read more at: Vegetarian Chili.
It has been such a lovely spring for flowers here in the mid atlantic states. Lilacs have been especially beautiful, but their window of beauty is slowly closing! I miss their tender fragrance and sweet lavender color.
Appreciate them while I can, but for consolation my delicate pansies are still in bloom.
Read more at: Food Paintings.
PBS is running a special lately on the government series on the constitution, fascinating stuff. I have seen the 1st segment and it seems to be a prompt for debate and analyzing the constitution and how it applies to modern times. Peter Sagal dons his motorcycle and rides across the USA interviewing people who are relevant to dilemmas today involving the constitution.
I love watching good television that makes you think about important issues relevant to us today.
You can check out more information here.
I will see you again on Friday, taking a couple of days off this week !
Working as much as I could in my studio this week, I finally finished my new watercolor. This work is about color and different moods and scenes. I table with tulips and azaleas are set up on a polka dot table cloth. Chairs and flowers(of course, always have to have at least one flower!) are a motif, showing up in various spots of the painting. I have the colorful reality of the painting divided into 3 scenes, sketched flowers and leaves flowing up and around a chair facing out on the right. A sunny day with fabric flowing down off a bench in the middle. And on the left, a park bench in a place filled with blue with fabric laying on it.
I love the colors and flow, what do you think?
Read more at: What is Joye Creating Now?
Keeping with my creative interest in textiles this month, I visited the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend. Seeing the wool from its source, is way cool. There is something I love about milling around people who live in the country and love nature. Many think of nature as flowers and trees, but animals is where this fair is at. Shepherds brought their young lambs to sell, vendors sold spinning wheels, fresh wool, all the tools needed to card and spin, as well as homespun yarn.
Sheep make almost pleading sounds when crowds gather around them. They stay in groups and allow themselves to be herded by sheep dogs. Their hair is very warm and is shorn yearly.
A different world, that is for sure. Surrounded by a sunny sky and the sounds of fiddle and celtic harp music, this was truly an enjoyable day!
Read more at: Playing.