Monday, July 25, 2011

Some of my favorite things.

Jacob, vegan eggplant (from my CSA) parmesan, pickled cucumbers with dill and onion from my CSA, and my favorite mug.

I am working on the farm tomorrow! Good night.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I finished sculpting the Monsanto hand. Next I will sculpt the farmer's hand. I might do a bit more to his sleeve and the base. (excuse the messy apartment in the's too hot to pick it up!)

I worked on the farm for the third time Tuesday. I harvested kohlrabi, washed green onions, kohlrabi, and fennel, pulled some prickly and large weeds from the green peppers, and bagged some potatoes for the CSA. It was super hot but I enjoyed it anyway. I have a lot of respect for farmers...I can't decide if I could do that everyday in that kind of weather. I have been considering interning on a farm but with weather like this it makes it hard for me to want to do it everyday! But anyways, I love washing the dirt off those veggies, and freeing them of weeds, and pulling the root veggies from the ground, and getting super dirty. I haven't found something this exciting for me in a while. I can't wait to go back Tuesday and I might start going Fridays as well.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ruby Garden!

I went to Ruby Garden yesterday and today to paint there for the first time. Yesterday did not go so well when it came to painting but today I finally did something I wouldn't be embarrassed to share. I am going to make a habit of going as often as possible. Painting plants is really complicated. There are so many layers and I get a bit bored since I am mostly interested in the colors I am seeing so I am going to go back tomorrow and start collecting all the colors in the Ruby Garden. I will do this by making drops of colors...if that doesn't make sense...don't worry I will show you soon.

One of the beautiful orangey, red sunflowers.

Zucchini flowers! When I was in Italy I had fried zucchini flowers, they were so tasty.

The garden looks amazing. Everything is so tall and colorful. Just a month ago, the plants were so tiny, and I saw a lot of dirt. Now I can hardly see dirt at all!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Monsanto Hand

Study, armature and messy desk. Hand crushing corn.

Work in Progress...

Scale of reference.

There will be another sculpture along side this one. It will be a representation of the farmer, as this one is the representation of Monsanto.

I worked on an organic farm on Tuesday and it was wonderful. I pulled weeds from a bed of carrots all day with some of the coolest people I have ever met. I'm going back this week!