Here's part of the tomato haul John and I canned today. There are still two canners full; we process them outside on the deck over a propane outdoor stove so the house doesn't heat up. We got a bumper crop this year; very grateful for that and the good weather this summer.
This is my favorite new tomato this summer. I grew it in a pot outside my studio door and it's called "Sweet Olive". It's a hybrid; really a remarkable flavor.
They do look exactly like firm olives and are sweet as the name indicates. Nothing like those watery salad minis that squirt you in the eye.
The studio, despite my deep decluttering of the past week is still a riotous mess. Well, a lot's getting done so that's what happens.
Love my new supply carts. I do feel organized now.
The non-representational work continues to pour out of me along with the preparations for the mixed media class in North Carolina in two weeks. The papers below are ones I painted for the packets. I always like to include handmade paper when I can.
These were painted on kraft paper. Love the khaki colors. (Inspired by the fabulous Pam Garrison.)
Gulping down every warm, drowsy, golden moment of late summer. Eating plums, grapes, watermelon and being lazy as much as I can. Oh life, you are such a business. Mood swings, beauty, yearning and time. How grateful I am to have experienced so much, both difficult and wonderful.
I wish you every pleasure, every connection to your own heart. xo