it’s a summery day here in los angeles, on this the first day of daylight-savings time.
i started my day with a berry smoothie and here’s what i put in it: frozen blueberries & strawberries, 1 banana, 5 fresh whole strawberries with their greens still attached, flax, equal parts orange juice/almond milk, 1/2 cup of toasted oats. if you have a good smoothie recipe you wanna share i’m all ears!
on friday evening i made a coconut corn & potato chowder in my new instapot. it’s perfect for a lazy person like myself. there are a wide assortment of instant pot cookbooks on amazon for plant-based and regular recipes.
last week i made a bean & baconless pot of white beans. i have loved bean & bacon soup since i was a child and wanted to see if i could make something that tasted similar minus the bacon. oh so delicious!
the cherry blossoms at the huntington are in full bloom and the japanese garden is sublime. my early morning jaunts put me in a state of deep smacked-out bliss. minus the smack.
i almost felt as high when i opened my package containing these vintage composition books from ebay. aren’t the covers fabulous?
i have some future visual journal ideas, but in the meantime i think i’ll paint the stack.
i also found this 1940’s scrapbook irresistible.
i’m thinking it will be fun to paint the word “scrapbook” into my black paper sketchbook with gouache!
some of the images pasted inside will be fun to paint!
whoever clipped out these advertisements and images from seed catalogues seems to have been enamoured with these color illustrations.
thanks for the donations to my classroom via the wishlist. within 24 hours everything had been purchased and i had requests to add more! the only thing i needed that wasn’t on the list was patterned paper so i added some this morning. last time i checked there was only 1 item left. i can’t wait to give our new student her very own sketchbook and watercolors. she’s going to be thrilled! thank you so much for your continued generosity. please know how much we appreciate it!