Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
ROOTS 'N' BLUES 'N' BBQ
Columbia, MO October 3,4
The Pirate Pig - miracle BBQ
While Gretchen and I were in the hospital, the whole family came together to work at our BBQ booth at the Blues Festival. Friday night was a bomb, and it looked like our ship was sinking, but with prayers and a lot of hard work-thank you Patrick, Whitney, Renate, Ben J., Tim, and Polly, we pulled it off. Saturday was amazing, people were taking pictures of the pirate flags and wanted shirts. We bounced back with a vengeance and had the best pulled pork at the festival. This was one of the coolest things we've ever done as a family. I think it will become a tradition. Over this next year we will build our own smoker. YO HO the Pirate Pig a Pirates life for us!
Born October 1 at 5:46 pm
7 lbs 1 oz
a healthy baby girl
We are so happy and thankful for her, she is an awesome new addition to our family. One Dad and three amazing ladies, a wonderful and new experience for us all.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This weekend is the Roots'n'Blues'n'BBQ Festival in Columbia MO. This year our family is doing its own food vending booth, the Pirate Pig. I have spent the last few weeks working on flags and other signage for our booth. I wanted to give our booth a real authentic pirate feeling. We are serving BBQ nachos aka Pig'n'chips and Chocolate covered Bananas aka Monkey Tails. It should be a lot of fun.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
The opening for the "la loteria" show was this weekend at the Mattie Rhodes Gallery in Kansas City, MO. I did interpretations of two cards. La Garza, the Heron, and El Musico, the Musician. I used a mix of paper, wire, and reed forms on top of acrylic on wood. I was happy with the final result.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Hannah has begun to open up her pictorial vocabulary by realizing she can draw what ever she wants to. It inspired me to get her an artist sketch book and some quality drawing materials. I have used the sketch book to also paste small scraps that she has used for drawing so that we have a space to save all of her ideas. I shared my old painting journal with her so she could see how multimedia her sketch book could be. I love to see some of her conclusions for different drawings, though I could never duplicate her style, it is so inspiring to me.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
we are a creative family. this is my husband, the tall guy, as a presenting chef for a Columbia Farmers market event. 10 or so local restaurants created dishes with the donated products from local farmers. Dennis created a heirloom tomato basil and goat cheese tart. it was the defiantly one of the best items presented at this event.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I was just asked to participate in the La Loteria show at the Mattie Rhodes Gallery in Kansas City MO. This is a show I have done for the last two years. Artists pick a card from the deck of 54 la loteria images and interpret the card into an art piece. I love this show, it has always been a lot of fun for me.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I have been interested in spirit houses for a long time. it is a topic i like to explore in my art. I found this photo while creating a post about a spirit house installation i had done with a large group of 6-7 yr old children. This is a cemetery on the NW coast. The small huts and bright colors are so inspiring to me. my current painting themes are dealing with maps, i think however that this image will influence my aesthetic during this planning time.
Monday, July 21, 2008
i love simple authentic tacos. Corn tortilla, meat or beans, onions, cilantro. After being turned on to such a simple taco we decided to try making home made corn tortillas.
a really hot skillet
Add the appropriate proportion of water to the corn flour.
create small balls of dough
press dough with a tortilla press or with a heavy
pot/pan between two sheets of plastic wrap.
place in hot skillet and brown on each side.
delicioso!! home made corn tortillas