Has anyone ever asked you if you are an artist? do you paint? or sculpt? or watercolor? Your answer should be yes. For in all of us is an artist; some better than others. If you put on make-up, you are an artist. If you can cook , you are an artist. If you paint a room, or design a child's play space, you are an artist. so you see, you do not have to have canvas to prove that you have creative genes.
Anyhow, they uncovered a skull of a lady several years ago, not too far from here and it was in the sheriff's office forensic files. Jane asked about it and they let her get the markers of the bones and she rebuilt that lady's head. I was shocked at what the bones will tell you. Unfortunately after running the clay figure in the paper, no one claimed that they knew her. She had a huge gash across her forehead. Do not think she laid down by the tracks without someone's bad act. Last PM Jane was talking with us and got into a discussion about how to tell race, age, and/or gender just looking at the palate. My husband, being a dentist, perked up his ears at the mention of dental anatomy.
Now, we may have a hobby brewing outside of his camellia expertise. He said he had been carving on teeth, flesh and bone for years and he was ready to work with something that did not bleed!
Let me assure you, I will probably have to learn get involved in this new venture for if there is any looking at nude bodies, count me in!
My teacher, Bill also illustrated the cover and insert pages of the cookbook "Charleston Receipts", my second all time favorite cookbook. The photo above is the one he did for us of the woodside, our favorite mountain place, in Highlands,NC.
Beer Batter Bread
2 1/2 C flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
16 oz of a dark beer, or light whichever you like
1 Cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together and put into a pan prepared with pan-release.
This was served with Chili and Rice with a spinach salad that had strawberries, blu cheese and a light vinaigrette dressing. Perfect evening supper for a cold night in Georgia enjoyed by friends and girl-friends!
Pray that Derek gets the perfect teaching job. Mary, his wife is Rector at a precious church in Toccoa, GA. Two baby girls and life is good.
The sculpture above is from an artist from Venezuela. The oldest daughter, Laura, used to live there and we found this magnificant piece at his studio. Wrapped it up and brought it home. It sits in various places around our home. Have to move it sometimes when little people come, they want to touch it. The form is a goal we all should have for the perfect proportioned torso.
Greetings to my friend, Mary Bell, hope the healingis perfect.....
Tomorrow is the date I think they will memorialize our alpaca whisperer, Jack. Remember Jean and the family left behind.
John Hanson is covered by the ever loving wings of faith.....his race is not over.
Til next time ......................
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