Monday, December 25, 2017
Wishing You Sweet Holidays
For the holidays so sweet,
May you have such a tasty treat
That life will feel complete,
Like a moment when you meet
A friendly stranger in the street
And you give them your special seat
Because you know this be the very meat
Which sends our lives it's heat,
And grows our corn and wheat
For Us and Future's feet,
For always to repeat,
But ever a varied feat.
As we turn the freshest sheet,
We remember all hearts forever beat.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
We had a little fellow who quick as a flash stuck his barely drawn sheet up on the wall. I assumed it was on the whiteboard behind me sticking by static electricity. Wait, how did you get that to stay? I used the 'purple glue!' Yikes! Nooo - that can't be there!!!! So he pulled it down and stuck it to the lectern. The rest of that display joined his art on the lectern. He did have to learn to burnish the sheet where the glue patch is rather than on any random spot. That is ok - plenty of adults burnish where there is no glue...
Happy Holidays and have fun making one just for the fun of it!
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.
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.