Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I don't know about you but this time of year stresses me out with all good produce that fades so fast! I feel like I have to enjoy it as much as possible! I have been baking & cooking like crazy. (Every year I say I'm going to can, but that never seems to happen, maybe next year). There really is nothing like a good fall apple though, they are so satisfying on bright Autumn days, like today. Over the weekend I went to hood river and split a huuuge box of apples with a friend, so I have a lot to work with! Yesterday I made apple crisp and this apple cake, which turned out amazing.
I'm slowly getting back into work, or what I think of as my real work, i.e. drawing, and it feels really, really good. I've had something of a dry spell, there was just too much going on this summer and it's been hard to focus. I need long stretches of doing nothing at all in order to get in the right frame of mind and to feel inspired. That might sound strange to some people, but that's how I work!
(I left a letter off 'hooray', oh well)
Posted by Julianna at 10:48 AM
Friday, September 16, 2011
My Great Grandfather on my mothers side made this violin. My mom recently pulled it out of storage so it needs some fixing up and repairs. I had no idea it even existed until a few weeks ago! I'm extremely excited about this, I've always wished I played the violin and also for some reason I feel like it gives me free reign to do many more drawings involving violins. It's in my blood!
The amazing thing though is we discovered that the tag inside says he made it on October 28th, 1928 which is my birthday! (54 years later)
Posted by Julianna at 3:29 PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I'm spending a few weeks at my parents house in Michigan. It was wonderfully hot and humid when I first got here but now it's cool and rainy, it feels like fall and I am in a fall mood now! It's very cozy and relaxing to be at home for a while. My family has a wonderful garden and this year they grew an heirloom type of tomato called "Peche", because it's got a velvety peach fuzz texture on the outside and is sweet and yellow, I just love it!
Posted by Julianna at 3:02 PM