Speaking of none of that, I meant to tell you yesterday about the dinner I have been cooking lately. As in four times in the last week. You peel four carrots and chop chop chop them into matchsticks. Throw those in a pan with some olive oil. Flip them around, then add some salt and freshly cracked pepper. Cook. Add in a sliced giant shallot. Cook some more. While this is happening, defrost one of those lovely pieces of tilapia from the frozen section at Costco. Take carrots/shallot out of the pan and add the tilapia. Sear on both sides. Add a little extra olive oil if it looks like your smoke detector is about to go off. Put a lid on the pan for a minute or so. Add some butter (organic, pastured butter if you've got it - mmmmmm) and dump the carrots/shallot back on top. Put a lid on it again for a minute. Arrange gracefully on a plate. Admire your own genius. Open your flip-top head and toss it all in. Yum. I could eat this every day. Which of course explains why I had chocolate and potato chips for dinner last night instead. Oops.
Getting back to the ducks for a minute, I painted another rooster. I know, I know, but they're both fowl, right?
The background on this one is a bit startling. When I was painting it, I opened the lid of that metallic green paint - it comes in a jar - and I had a senior moment. The lid went flying and, as is always the case with me, it landed butter-side down on the carpet. Once again I give thanks and praise to Windex. I use that stuff more on the carpet than I do on my windows.
Oh, and here is the fourth of my mini Midnight Pears:
Wee. I finally finished a word painting last night that I started a couple weeks ago. No pictures yet - that'll be tomorrow. I've got another one in the works but I'm a bit afraid to paint the words because I love love love the way the background came out, and I don't want to ruin it. HA! One of these days I need to finish the one I was so excited about back in July....
I'm designing myself a new business card. Here's the draft:
I need to stop looking at it - see if I still like it in a couple of days. Feedback? Bring it. Gracias.