Thursday, December 7, 2017
Experiment with drawing lines and marks holding the 'pencil' at various angles. The more you can learn to keep it at a consistent angle, the more you can make strokes that flow evenly from thick to thin. You may see from practice sheets here how to play w this. It needs practice tho.
After the practice we did cards. Not everyone used the 'lesson' though!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Decorate as you wish. Probably better to do that before you cut it out.
Now to find a nice set of origami instructions.
We also made little cutout models from a template I had made. The template needs more tabs and instructions tho. Students will finish those models at home, since we ran out of time. ..One student had colored her roof as a rainbow - luscious!
Advice from a friend -
See wild modernist gingerbread houses here:
Monday, December 4, 2017
I watched the Jim Lahey Mark Birman videos and recipes but wound up with my own version. You might understand something from the notes I wrote up towards the end. I'm thrilled to have made this happen. Crust is right, inside is a texture and flavor I like.
Now to decide whether to slice and freeze. I usually reheat bread slices in my cast iron fry pan on the stove top...
The oatmeal is just there to keep things from sticking.
My measurements are all eyeballed and somewhat described in my notes.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Temperature 44 to 46° gray out
Cat sees me leave the house and ponders whether to to follow me. But the Broadway traffic is so loud he doesn't try. I had south to go down Walker place.
The mailman greets me, 'Enjoy your afternoon!'. 'You too!'
I find several old leaves to maybe ID or take a picture of as an arrangement. There's also an interesting weed, which I tried to break off but it only came out with the root attached.
The workmen renovating a building there are winding up for the day. Some are laughing in the distance.
The big puddle is really big. I can hardly get around it.
I run into a family I know - the three younger kids. They are there to play soccer. These kids have grown amazingly just in one year. The middle child looks like a dad. The next youngest is suddenly practically grown up. And the youngest still looks somewhat the same. We visit just a little bit.
As I turn toward the hill that I usually go down I now see it is not as big as I thought. It is level for a longer stretch and the steep part is really quite short.
I thought I heard geese or ducks overhead. No, it was the little dog in one of the houses barking like crazy!
I round the corner onto the busy street. There are two squirrels on the lawn around the big oak trees. They run up one of the trees.
I start whistling for the cat. He appears as I climb up onto the porch. He is followed by his rival. The rival wants my handout of some dry kibble food. I herd my cat into the house, and get some cat food for the cat waiting downstairs. I go down and give it to him.