Tuesday, August 9, 2011

So new work- it was hard to take a picture of because it is not cured yet, but there are small figures hanging off of some of the seeds. The resin is taking longer to cure here- I guess there is way more humidity in the air than in Laramie- which is unfortunate and a bit stressful but hopefully all will be done by Saturday on my departure. I cant believe 4 weeks have gone by already!!
By far the prettiest mean from Angie. Tomatilla(sp?) pork with a spring salad, cornbread, and corn with dill cilantro and butter.
I dream about that corn!!
This is by far the best part of my day here at Jentel. All until Angie and I heard a large plop and splash and realized a snake had fallen off the nearby bridge and was headed our way. luckily he headed off into the bushes before getting to us, but I did manage to get up on my chair with the quickness to avoid him/her. Excitement!!
Dave is from New York yet looks so at home on this ram...

Friday, August 5, 2011

I am really excited about this piece. the poppies will have architectural elements but I am still making those parts. Time- can anyone ship me some more time? Ill pay for it :) If you have seeds too- send them my way- love getting them from around the country.
I realized I have put work up in awhile but its because I have been working on molds and fighting a bit with having less dryness than in Laramie to help me gets these guys dry so I can de-mold. It is going slow but progress can be seen regardless.
I am collecting more and more seeds everyday for future works. Its great to have time to think allowing the ideas to keep flowing now its just a matter of making time once I am back to civilization!! Im excited by what is happening and the opportunities that keep coming my way based on this work.
So it was my turn to cook and so because we were watching Big Lebowski last night and he is always in his robe and slippers I made us breakfast for dinner. Garlic and rosemary fingerling potatoes, poached eggs with a tarragon bearnaise, cayenne and brown sugar bacon, and banana gluten free pancakes with a chantilly almond cream and blackberries. It was delicious and pretty to boot. Will definitely have this again!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Though a misprint in the date..way to go editors, this happened yesterday and was great to do because we all got to hear what each of us does. A good crowd of locals came out for it and we met some great Sheridan artists.

okay a little silly but it cant be all work work work....

so we had several skillet dishes so far- lauren's very spicy drunken noodles, and I made a ginger garlic shrimp with kale dish for us for lunch. yummy... Tonight is breakfast for dinner night with my mother in laws yum brown sugar bacon and banana pancakes with almond chantilly cream. Its Big Lebowski night and I figured since Jeff bridges is in his robe and slippers the whole movie..breakfast would be good for my night.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Charles and Kristina surprised me while visiting Jentel for future residency possibilities. After 7 years- too long but so good to see them! What a small world we live in. Unfortunately I had a migraine on this day but they definitely made my day better!!
So here is Lauren (Baltimore) and Dave (New York) as we spent time at "The Mint" while Dave and I were on a date in Sheridan. When I returned on Sunday this was the meal Dave fixed for the group on his dinner duty night-amazing!! Each night we take urns, and so far they are all a tough act to follow!

Eli looking sharp next to a Sheridan bull sculpture.

Im revived after family time..a wonderful mark of the half way point of my time here.
It was a good time with my boys and will be an even better reunion when I return home.