Monday, August 26, 2013

Creating in the kitchen and in the studio

The mom of my son's fiancé gifted me a bottle of her zucchini pepper relish some time ago and my husband and I love it. Since it is almost gone, and it's zucchini season, I decided to make a batch.
I grabbed a recipe that seemed similar from the net and got to work this morning. These are the results. It should keep us going for a while.

We use it on veggie burgers, occasionally veggie dogs and in sandwiches. So good!
After lunch and a bit of a rest, I decided to try painting a couple sky and waterscapes for my next project. I did two about 8 by 10.
It's still a bit damp in the photo, so darker than it will end up. Being aware of how much the paint will fade as it dries, I tried to use it quite saturated, so we'll see. I will use it anyway, as I have photos of the scene taken on different days and the colors are quite different in each one.

I'm going to attempt the scene from the sketch of in my last post.
While I was at my painting table, I thought I'd have a go at adding another printed layer with plant materials and acrylics onto some cards and tags that I had deemed rejects from my last Gelli printing session.

I kind of like that top one. Would you believe I used Russian sage for that?


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Looking good....especially that relish!!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I think you can be quite liberal in your interpretation of skies and clouds! I follow Eileen Gidman’s blog- if you aren’t familiar, have a look. She uses a lot of thickened dyes to paint fabric and her work is very inspiring. I am also very excited to be taking a class with Mickey Lawler in January! I am taking her sky and water class and have been a huge fan of her work for years. Actually you can catch her on The Quilt Show starting today - she is their most recent guest. Can’t wait to see how your piece develops! And your cards and tags are shaping up quite nicely!

Margaret Applin said...

Top one is my favorite too!!!!

Kitchener Quilter said...

Your cards are quite lovely, even the rejects! And that zuc relish looks yummy. My mom used to make a cuke relish that we all loved, especially me. I've made it a time or two, easy to make.

Eileen said...

Jennifer, let me know if there is something specific you would like me to demo on my blog in regards to painting with dyes.