Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Food as Art

My sister tells me that this food is healthy except for the Chinese Sausage (don't mean to be racist here.)  It is mainly boiled Quinoa, fried sausage, freshly sliced tomato and cucumber.  If you like, you can add drops of balsamic vinegar on the veggie to spice up the taste.  The artwork is optional.

Hope you are having a fine day.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Don't Take My Drink Away

Woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn't sleep again.  Sauntering on our living room, I noticed the random arrangement of clutters on our coffee table.  I thought I would document the grouping using an old app I downloaded a few years ago: Kodak X Marc Jacobs.  It's a free camera app that simulates the look of film.  You can use the camera in your phone along with this app to get the nostalgic look.  Or you can select images in your library.  For some reason, the aspect ratio of the library images on my iPhone 11 pro are converted to 4 x 5 when using the app.   This was not  the case when I was using my iPhone 7 plus.  So if you plan to use your library images, you may have to select images with the right aspect ratio - otherwise the image will be distorted.

The image above was shot on camera with some minor tweaks using the editing tool on Instagram.  The tool is very useful for quick edits.

Hope your day is going well.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

More Art Boxes

Another view of the modern art boxes I made the other day.  I think the black and white rendition gives the image a bit of class.  What do you think?

Here's the colored version:

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bananas as Fashion Art

I found a new way for my bananas to avoid from ripening unevenly.  Basically just tie the bundle upright, and that should do the trick.  And I found other uses for this setup.  You can wear the bananas as a scarf.  Or you can wear it over a green scarf and display it as a medallion.  A red coat would go well with it.  You can do whatever you want.  It's art.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Avocado Toast

Rose has all these great cooking ideas, and I get to be the guinea pig.  Avocado Toast can be serve either as breakfast or snack.  It consist of toasted bagel, sliced avocado, sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, swipe of honey mustard, drops of balsamic vinegar, and a sprinkling of bacon bits.  Rich in vitamins and minerals.  (We get our zinc from chocolates and bacon.)

Saturday, April 18, 2020

House on a Prairie

We here in Georgetown, Texas are very concerned about our environment that we even have a fire hydrant in the middle of a field filled with wild flowers and weeds in case they catch fire.

Hope your day is going well.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

American Art Boxes

Day 30 of the Covid19 national shutdown. Unless your condition is life threatening,  doctors and medical personnel wont even see you. Rose and I have gone through the beater for over a week now. We hardly had a decent sleep because of persistent coughing. No, I don't think it's CV19.

I made two more art boxes yesterday, which means my energy and creative juices are starting to pick up.  In case you are wondering what an “art box” is, it’s simply a storage box to put away clutter.  Since we can’t buy a decent looking one online, we decided to make our own. 

Hope your day is going well.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Come Judgement Day, Who Will Be Your Witness?

I suppose some people would think we are nearing judgement day with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Quite frankly, I'm not sure what to make of it.  Very likely it's because I'm a Johnny-Come-Lately when it comes to eschatology.  I do believe that there will be a time of reckoning.  It could be any day now.  When it comes, who will be your witness?

Friday, April 03, 2020

The Road Not Taken

One may ask, "why did they put a stop sign in the middle of an open field?"

One of the nice things living in Georgetown is that the area is not yet gentrified.  A lot of open spaces.   Soon these flowers will be replaced by ugly uniformed houses that will all look alike.  So I'm going to enjoy what the nature has to offer for the time being.

Taken two weeks ago before the Stay-Home mandate was put in place.  Hope your day is going well.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Still Life with Mason Jar

"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."
 - W. C. Fields