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Artist weekend

August 25th, 2008 (03:20 pm)

Well The Knitting Olympics are over. And I didn't complete one single project on my list. Oh well, sometimes life just gets in the way. I did, however, finish the July/August Lady sweater of Ravelry fame last night.

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These pics are the best I could do since I had to take them myself.

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augustlady3

That last one looks so much like a baby cardi to me, since there is no scale to judge size from. I guess it is fitting, since this pattern began life as a baby cardi.


The reason I was unable to finish all of my knitting projects for the Ravelympics was that I was busy doing another form of art...

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This painting is just one of the ones I've been working on for a show during the Artist's Weekend at the Roost cafe in Sidney. I will be showcasing & selling some of my paintings, & collectible stuffies. Come check it out if you are in the area on Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31 between 9am & 5pm.
The paintings are acrylic on canvas.

As always, I have a love/hate relationship with my artwork. Part of me is the proud mama of each painting my brush touches, the other part doubts my talent. I guess it is hard to be objective about something you put a lot of time & creative energy into. I hope you guys like them!

p.s. I just ate the best lunch! I'll share the recipe here, but no pics cause I gobbled it up too fast. Inspired by Smitten Kitchen (see my fave links list)

Brunch Quesadilla:
(serves one)

2 corn tortillas
small amount of olive oil
1/8 cup of piquante salsa (or mild if you like that)[add as little or as much as you like really]
3 chopped basil leaves
chopped up strips of cheddar cheese
1 egg

pour a little oil in a non-stick pan
place one tortilla in the pan, and 1/2 of the cheese strips on that
when cheese begins to melt, crack the egg over top of the tortilla
break the yolk
top with basil, and dot salsa across egg evenly
cover with the 2nd half of the cheese, and the other tortilla
Let fry until egg is almost done cooking
flip it (careful! this can be messy)
Let fry on other side until it puffs up.
It should look golden on each tortilla side, with egg and melty cheese coming out the edges...mmm...

Serve cut into quarters, or however you prefer to portion up your quesadillas
EAT IT UP!

Comments

Posted by: Mary (marydotmusic)
Posted at: August 25th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Rubber Duckies

Wow you have been busy! I like the second picture - it's so like a seagull to have one foot perched like that. :) I won't be around for your show, :( but I hope you get a great response from it!

Mary

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 25th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
nessa

Thanks! I am really crossing my fingers, it would be great to earn some money to help with text books and such! I'll try to get out tomorrow night, but I'll have to see how much I get done today & tomorrow during the day.

Posted by: Bertha (bertha79)
Posted at: August 25th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)

Wow, I love LOVE the seagull! I always see gulls like that around here and when I was younger I always thought they were poor, missing-leg birdies until my parents told me they sometimes just tuck it under their bodies like that. Ha!

Also, that quesadilla sounds amazing and I wish I had one right now. Mmm.

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 26th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
nessa

Thank you Bertha!
I was undecided as to whether to paint it that way, I thought it looked a bit legless, but I'm glad you think it is realistic ;-)
It's funny that, that's just what you thought when you were a kid!

~Nessa

Posted by: Sylvana (sylascione)
Posted at: August 27th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)

I had the idea I post a comment before but it's not here.
Whatever. I love your cardi, the color the design, beautiful.
That's a very nice painting and I agree with Bertha it is very realistic. I'm glad you can show your work, it's going to be great I know.

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