I have quite a few things to catch you all up on!
Matilda, my mother, and I sleeping together in my twin-size bed
Our breakfast for her last day in town.
What was served? I made oatmeal with cinnamon and a bruleed banana + shredded coconut for my mom. She also wanted some of the bread we had gotten from the brasserie with sunflower seed butter. I opted for an end piece with marmalade and butter. I also tried a Heart Thrive. This time it was the raisin flavor and it was so good! It was delicious alone and crumbled over vanilla Greek yogurt + persimmon + cashew butter. We both had cups of warm pumpkin spice soymilk with pumpkin spice! We just dilly-dallied around the apartment and took Matilda on a walk.
Then lunch time rolled around…
Gluten-free pizza crust with roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, portobello, and goat cheese.
After we got ready, we were off to the studio!
Wishing I didn't have to spend my last day with my mom at the studio.
But before I dropped her off at the airport we were able to meet up with one my bests for some coffee.
Beautiful smiles all around!
All three of us
I was sad when I dropped my mom off at the airport but luckily I’ll be flying down to Florida tomorrow till Sunday!
I had a Rudi’s Organic English Muffin – these are so good! One half with cashew butter and the other half with Creme of Almonds and Dates spread. I also had vanilla Greek yogurt with marmalade and some slices of bananas. I also saved some banana slices for my English Muffin. My sweet tooth was calling my name that morning and I had a Marzipan candy and I tried a Newman’s Own Organic dark chocolate peppermint cup. This one was so good! I did some things around the apartment and spent most of my day painting.
I had some of the baguette from the brasserie with basil pesto, and a mock tuna made with soybeans. I also had a sliced up a carrot and look at that beautiful persimmon! I’m glad I decided to cut it that way.
I tried someone's favorite nighttime snack.
Well not just someone, but I tried Jessica’s favorite! Warmed up applesauce with cinnamon, melted chocolate chips, a crumbled graham cracker, and since I didn’t have almond butter I just used cashew. Girl, now I know why this snack is at the top of your list.
Spreading the love on Monday.
What a great way to start a Monday – with heart-shaped goodies! I tried the date Heart Thrive that morning. The date flavor wasn’t as intense as some of the other flavors I’ve tried. Maybe it was just me, but it seemed off. I had it over vanilla Greek yogurt, a sliced banana, and cashew butter. Mixed in with everything else it was good, but alone I didn’t really like it.
This sandwich was composed of: a beer-brat Tofurky sausage, homemade tomato sauce, red onions, and relish. Yum! I love using a baguette as the bread for a sandwich.
I obviously couldn't get enough!
So later on I snacked on some more with a baked apple + cinnamon, goat cheese, and honey!
I also got an incredibly sweet package in the mail!
From one of the sweetest girls around, Mitri! Her package warmed my heart and kept a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
Little delicious treats and wonders tucked inside.
Thank you so much! Don’t you love acts of kindness? Especially through snailmail! Since Tuesday was around the corner, I spent most of my day kicking major booty in the studio. Tuesday = my final critique of the semester!
This is why bars are perfect sometimes! I tried the last 18 rabbits granola bar – Haute Diggity Date. This was incredibly delicious and is right up there with the first one I tried. The one that made me think, “this is what a granola bar is suppose to taste like.” Thank you for sending me these bars to review! I am so glad that I did because I will definitely find myself getting these in the future.
So now I will share with you what my piece for this semester’s final critique looked like. Now keep in mind that being there in person is an entirely different experience – as is with most art. I also had a Nag Champa incense burning which definitely added to the piece itself. I had originally wanted to set it up in various open fields and document my interaction in the space. Then I realized how little time I had, and I was debating doing a performance piece with it instead. However, nothing specific came to mind and I never force myself into anything when it comes to my art. So I just let it be, but I will set it up outside and film that in my leisure time.
Balancing on itself
Mitri’s beautiful box of goodies found its way into my piece! Can you spy it?
Watercolors on fabric + burlap
Interesting angle the stripped branches made.
The whole experience was meditative for me, and the environment I built is meditative as well. What a great place to relax…
Where do you all like to go to relax?
p.s. check out Katie’s amazing giveaway!