December 28, 2012

Minogame painting




Minogame   |   oil on wood   |   16"x20"   |   sold

I can't remember if I posted this before?

I completed this painting for a show 3 years ago, with the thought to turn it into a large series, but never seemed to find the time.

It has a new home now, with someone who likes it very much, and that makes me very happy.

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Some bits from the week:



In the studio, it's basically turning into a jungle



Blossoms in winter!  

A nice reminder that I didn't kill this one




red peppers with chopped onions and cheese on top and an english muffin

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The stairwell of the Higgins Armory is really beautiful in an industrial way





Can't wait for First Night festivities this weekend! 

Dinner with family and friends, home-made Twinkies, Fancy Party tomorrow ~

Life is good and I am want for nothing

良いお年よ!


December 26, 2012

Post-Christmas bits



Printed the holiday cards this year - will definitely do that again :)




My favorite thing this year: peppermint white chocolate + pretzels


Made my dad a mug for Christmas with our family's English coat of arms


[Art on the wall:]

Lindsay Small original scratchboard piece
& Ramona Fradone Batman original art

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Hope you all had a great holiday!

Had a lovely Christmas party on Dec 24, complete with delicious food and The Muppet Christmas Carol on DVD (UNcut version!)

This has been an amazing year of highs + lows, appreciating the bonds between people, overcoming struggles and realizing life isn't so hard afterall. 

This is time of year reminds me to tell the people 
I love that I love them, and I hope you do, too.

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Now I'm off to prepare for the next National Holiday; 
my husband's birthday is tomorrow!



December 24, 2012

December 21, 2012

Gingerbread Castles at the Higgins Armory


We had a great time at the Higgins' annual Gingerbread Castle competition, this weekend.  

As you can imagine, the museum smelled pritty gud.

















Want to see what they're looking at?

Let's take a peek inside the dining hall...



This one was made by high school students at Bay Path, whoa!  Nice job, kids

I'm so inspired - I really want to make one of my own!  Maybe Nagoya-Jo?

With a tiny Tokugawa ginger-bread man?

December 19, 2012

RadhaKrishna commission


Absolutely loved working on this recent commission 
of Krishna + Radha




It put me in a colorful mood for making Christmas cards :)

December 17, 2012

Holiday Cooking: Eggs Benedict



Elaine taught me how to make hollandaise sauce last week.

As I grabbed my chest in horror, she slowly melted an ENTIRE STICK OF BUTTER and added TWO egg yolks into the sauce pan.

Oh. My. GOD.  

But who cares, you only live once and my cholesterol is super low.

So let's just do this thing, it's Christmas.



Buster + me



Poached; the only way I like my eggs as of late








It was amaaazingggg

She also has a really adorable kitchen!  

Check it