Friday, July 31, 2009

Where radness comes from


I can't be positive but I'm pretty sure this video is the source from which all radness originates. Those graphics are too sweet. If this video doesn't provide enough Denny Blaze for your membrane check out the website.

Thanks Heidi and may the radness continue!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

More(!) morning radness!!!


Joseph Beuys performing German New Wave... in a word WOW!!!!! It almost goes without saying that this morning's morning radness would come from Der Skipper.

Skipper pretty well expresses my thoughts on the video, "I think it'd be a rare person to be able to politically protest in a more clever or dottier manner through German New Wave."

This is beyond great and I will doubtlessly be thinking about it all day. Maybe Skippo will give me the gist of the lyrics, German translator that his is...

Thanks Skippo!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Because I love a bad painting of Barack Obama


Paddy at AFC tipped me off to this morning's radness. I seriously can't resist a bad painting of Barack Obama and these are too sweet. Perhaps if you check out the link you can tell me if that is that guy from that medical TV show with Stalin. If so I have to wonder what the connection is although really these images present one with a lot of questions. Enjoy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Well if it isn't the old tampon toupee trick...

Yesterday, I started making a piece involving several toupees and hair pieces I have had hanging around the studio for the past year or better. Toupees are something in a thrift store I simply cannot pass up, a weakness I'm sure many can relate to. Even though I keep collecting them it's taken me awhile to figure out what to do with them and now I fear I may need a lot more than the eight or so in my studio. 

Last night after the need for toupees suggested itself I went to my trusted google to see what I could find in the way of a source for cheap toupees in large quantities and came up with this:


Brilliant! and disgusting... the sort of thing I almost wish I had thought of but not quite. I love that the project calls for 40 tampons, a pantyho, and a glue gun. 

Too sweet!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A lazy girl's pisto

Man! It seems like I haven't written about food on this here blog in about forever, or food I've cooked at home anyway. There have been plenty of tales of meals I've eaten out which is fun but can get old pretty quick even for someone like me who loves to eat more than most things on earth. On a crazy side note I submitted my hours at work this week and discovered that I had worked 230 hours in 4 weeks. WTF!? I feel like a nut jobber. 
 
Anyhoo, as I sit here with homemade yoghurt doing its thing in my Lil' Oscar cooler, and a fresh batch of salsa settling in on the counter I'm reminded of a recipe I've had bumping around in my head and in my camera for the past few weeks. 

A pisto or pisto manchego is essentially just a ratatouille served with an egg on top and bread. Depending on how one makes it, it can be more or less time consuming.  Recently, I found myself making a variation on this dish when dining alone on a fairly regular basis. With all the beautiful veggies in season right now this dish is a fantastic way to clear out whatever's on its last legs. Best of all you can eat it straight out the pan.


Pisto 

1 zucchini chopped
Handful of oyster mushrooms chopped
Half an onion chopped
One small tomato chopped
One clove garlic minced
Half a red bell pepper chopped
One cup of spinach leaves
1/4 cup of mushroom or other kind of stock (you can adjust this depending on the juiciness of the tomato)
2 eggs
Handful of grated parmesan
Plenty of fresh ground pepper 
Salt
EVOO for cooking

On medium high heat add a couple of table spoons of olive oil, the onions, and garlic to your pan. Cook until the onions begin changing color and then toss in the remaining veggies and a solid pinch of pepper and salt to taste. Sautee until the veggies start getting some color. This all should take about 5 min or so and you want some brown bits to start building up in the bottom of the skillet. Add 1/2 of the stock and the spinach and continue cooking until the stock begins to reduce, about another 2 or 3 minutes. Once the stock reduces push the veggies out to the sides of skillet forming a ring and crack the two eggs into the center. Add the remaining stock to the veggies and put the lid on the pan. Cook until the eggs are done to your liking. I think I cooked mine for just under 3 minutes for a basted medium cooked yolk. 

Sprinkle the parmesan on the veggies and serve with buttered toast. The last time I made this I cooked the veggies with a minced jalapeno. Spicy and delicious.


Enjoy in front of a grumpy jealous dog.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Coyote pretty ruled the rage!

Here it is in living color(!), my brief overview of the rage minus the Bernardo, Bloody Mary, Babs chapter.Untold Sacramentos were drank beginning at the Merc. Then at Whiskey Wild which I will from here on refer to as Coyote Pretty.
Communal brew was had because ladies like to share, there were popsicles - a word which I was too drunk to articulate, and amazingly underwhelming nachos at Los Jarritos i.e. truck stop pump cheese and chips.  
My new boyfriend at the Pocket Club bought Gballs and Jana drinks. Butterscotch schnapps tastes a little like liquid pudding which isn't really what you want after riding a bike around in 104 degree heat.

What you want is a delicious Sacramento. This beautiful combination was a mere $2.75 at the old Pocket. Too sweet!

In summation, lady porn, pool, hippie fort ladies rule!!!!

Bows and Arrows blog....

is great!

Monday, July 13, 2009

IYDMIDY

If you're around Bows and Arrows in the next few weeks stop by and check out my little painting of Richard St. Ofle. I made it as part of the If You Do Me I'll Do You show. This was a great project to work on because it forced me to paint faster than I normally do and in the end it worked out fine. Normally when left to my own devices it can take me a month or more to make a little painting like this. I'm one to over think things I guess...

St. Richard of the Ofle, Gouache on vellum, 2009

* thanks to Richard for the pic... I rushed this to Bows so fast I haven't taken my own picture of it yet:)

In the name of brew

Jesus christ! I feel like I've been gone forever... no recent blog posts, house is filthy(actually kitchen and bathroom are filthy OMF's been cleaning the rest of the house), dog has forgotten who I am, haven't worked out in two weeks, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Seriously, this past week has been like a deprogramming of sorts. I've had so much so get done in such a short time frame that I've been planning my days down to the minute. Pretty much since Reno I've done nothing but take down and put up work non-stop.

Fortunately, though tiring, it was all really fun.

Installing the sandal shop led to Anna and I drinking beer almost daily. First, at Biggert's instigation and then all on our own. It was like magic, everyday at around 5:30 the craving for beer was more than we could resist. I don't know if the brew made us more productive or less but it certainly made it more enjoyable.

The opening night reception which we looked forward to throughout was totally worth the hard work! Hotdogs, free beer, sweet tunes, and port wine spreadable cheese... what more could you ask for?

Doug, with X, and his Sis.

JF and EC.

GF and Peter Stegall!

Me and L and D.

DAVE!

And more DAVE!

fin