Tuesday, July 29, 2008

creative family

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.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

La Loteria

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

spirit house

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

corn tortillas

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.

ta da
delicioso!! home made corn tortillas

Sunday, July 20, 2008


the fireflyjar is my new painting journal. in the past, my painting journal has been a place to put all of my whims, ideas, and beauty i find in everyday life.