Another 20x20". My friend visited today and we discussed the big-big painting I'm going to do for her. Yeeks, I'm scared but also determined to follow the advice I always give to students and that is that you will only improve by spending lots of time in the studio.
Seth sent the cover of his new book on over. It won't be released until March but we are already getting excited to visit with 100 artists and read about their secrets and passions. That yellow arrow points to an image of mine.
And while I'm telling you about new releases I'll give a heads up on the new stencils that Mary Beth Shaw is selling based on my designs. Her stencils are so strong you can use then with hot wax, then just melt the wax off the stencil by laying it on the hot plate after and wiping with a cloth. It really works.
This was supper last night. Although by the time I took this picture the guacamole was almost gone.
And the beans are coming now. Here is the recipe from healthy-recipes-for-kids.com
Sesame Green Beans:
- Fresh Green Beans (whole or already trimmed)
- 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons toasted Sesame Seeds (untoasted is fine too)
- Coarse Salt to tasteSteps:
- Steam or boil green beans for about 2 minutes (still crisp.)
- Drain the beans in a colander.
- Heat a wok or large pan over high heat.
- Pour or spray a small amount of vegetable oil and spread around the pan.
- Add the sesame oil and crushed red pepper flakes to the pan. Don't worry if the pan smokes. That's normal.
- If sesame seeds are not already toasted, add them to the wok or pan at this time.
- Add beans to the pan/wok and stir fry for several minutes.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds (if not already added) and course salt over the beans, stir, and serve.
Later gator. xo