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Day in LA…part 3

One thousand heavenly voices

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singing Dona Nobis Pacem

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in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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John Nava’s tapestries line the walls

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my cousin Katherine Rose standing in as Jacinta

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JOY!!!

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Day in LA…part 2

Blocks from Terroni to our destination venue filled with amazing sights:

the Broad Art Museum

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Mural at MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Artimg_3591

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Ramon C Cortines School of Visual and Performing Artsimg_3609

grounded by the 101 freeway in the foreground – 21st Century reality!!!

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Eggplant

TABLE DECOR

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WATER COLOR SUBJECT

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DINNER

 …though not vegan or vegetarian; I’m inspired, nonetheless,  by ‘Love and Lemons’ – pure food, clean, minimalist photos…

eggplant sliced and salted

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let rest while making:

basil, arugula, walnut pesto

toast the walnuts,

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pulse together walnuts and one clove garlic,

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add two large handfuls fresh basil,

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one large handful arugula,

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juice of 1/2 lemon,  sea salt, freshly ground pepper, pulse again; add 1/4 olive oil, pulse to desired consistency.

Drizzle eggplant slices and tomatoes with olive oil, grill over medium-high heat, sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper,

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toast bread slices drizzled with olive oil,

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spread bread with pesto, add eggplant, tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, top with additional pesto.

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The eggplant:  attractive, useful, and delicious!!!!!!!!!!

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Postcard from a five year old mind…

a boy and his dog

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assemblage and photography by Curren Ivor – with encouragement from Nona

 

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An artichoke observed

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 a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!!!

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A gift of opportunity…

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March 7, 2016 · 7:55 am

A touch of Asian

Many years ago a design-savvy friend remarked:  a bit of Asian enhances any design genre.   Not only have I found this to be true…I have, over the years, become increasingly drawn to Asian art.

Artist:  Hokusai  1760 – 1849

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woodblock illustration:

The Hanging Lantern of Kaya Temple

From:  “Views Along the Banks of the Sumida River”

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detail of fan-shaped woodblock print

Flock of Chickens

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woodblock print

Poppies

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Detail of woodblock illustration:

Shower on the Shin-Yanagi Bridge

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woodblock print

Fuji on  a Clear Day with a Southerly Breeze

from  “Thirty-Six Views of Fuji”

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Enough inspiration to drive a design project in any genre..!

 

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