constant buzzing

Contributing to unsettledness – I have my laptop set up in the front room, downstairs. There’s always a large fly in here. Buzzing. I don’t know if it’s the same fly every day or an multigenerational line of flies.

And contributing to unsettledness – drawing practice. So new, so uneasily familiar. I made some drawings of tomatoes as today’s homework. The drawing doesn’t shout “tomato” at you, but I really like the visual vocabulary.

tomato

odds and ends

I walked in the neighborhood again today. It is so different from the woods. Lots of cars. Noisy. I can’t drive to a walking destination – my car is in use for holiday and other errands. Also having trouble with my phone recording steps. Pointless, but it has been motivating.

satellite reception in the neighborhood

satellite reception in the neighborhood

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My paper and paints came today. Happy about it. Lots of matte colors and large bottles of black and white. Why be stingy with black and white?

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Finished the lebkuchen and chocolate filled poppyseed cookies.

Lebkuchen

1½ c coconut sugar or sucanat
1 c canola oil
1 c molasses
2 eggs
¾ c sour cream
1 c black walnuts
1 c raisins
1 c currants
1 c citron or candied ginger
1 T anise seed
1 t cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and salt
about 4 c whole grain flour
1 heaping t soda
1 t cream of tartar

Mix, chill, roll out, sprinkle with ginger sugar, and bake on greased sheet at 375 until lightly done (about 10 minutes seemed good).

chocolate poppy seed cookies

chocolate poppy seed cookies