Inspired by the yolks from the Wormfarm Institute's Hens who were free to roam all day and eat all the bugs and greenery they could find. You won't find a yolk like this in the grocery store no matter how "cage free" they say they are.
Yesterday I gave my speech about my time as an artist-in-residence at the Wormfarm Institute in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. It was a ton of fun to share my photos and experience with everyone. I loved seeing my teachers and fellow students. Thank you to all who came!
I did a lot of chicken talk.
Thanks Mr. Kennedy for the photos and thank you to Lindsay Harmon and The American Academy of Art for inviting me! And thanks to Mr. Scribner for the organic cabbage from his garden!
Tomorrow I will be speaking at The American Academy of Art (the college I graduated from in 2011) about my experience as an artist-in-residence at The Wormfarm Institute. It will start at 1:05pm in the Bill L. Parks Gallery.
The other night our friends Andy and Abby came over for dinner. I made Naan from scratch, Thai Curry and Coconut Butternut Squash Soup, and Daal. It was an awesome night with great friends and food. I love feeding people!
I always love the scraps from after making dinner. This summer I tried to make paintings out of them but it never worked out because the actual scraps were more interesting than the paintings. So finally I thought to make sculpture out of them and I love the result. The sculpture is made up of a dried chili stem, zucchini stem, 2 butternut squash stems, squash seeds, and a garlic skin. Scraps from dinner the other night!
I have been working full time at my job that pays the bills. Finding time to make art is my new challenge with this new schedule. So I am making a promise to myself to make something small each day until I feel ready to make something "big" again.
I purchased a used bike from a friend back in August and have rode it everyday since. I live in Rogers Park which is 9.6 miles from my work one way. No matter the weather, I ride my bike and it has given me a new sense of independence and strength. Sometimes I ride the lakeshore path. Late at night I turn my head to check out the glowing moon over the crashing waves!