Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cats and Mushrooms, not necessarily related

This time of year I am thinking about the things I enjoy having in my life, and these little bits (well, the cats are no longer "little") are part of the mix.  The mushrooms are Maitaki and Truffles, and both are a rare treat at our house. I'm still enjoying the truffles, having made truffle salt, and then squirreled away two tiny little pieces for the future. The maitaki was sauteed in butter and olive oil and added to a risotto. 

These two are in their favorite place, smack in the middle of the feather comforter on our bed. Houdini (the ginger) has this "dead cat" pose that makes me laugh every time I see it. He also seems to want to drape himself over Marley, so those back paws are touching her. The smiles and grins are worth the price of catfood!
I will add more favorites as the days go by, but this was a short little entry before I dash off to the gym to work off the butter that was in the risotto!. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Three Paintings in the VOX Exhibit

This is a small oil painting (9x12) "Point Arena Cliffs"
 I just put up this quick posting of some of the paintings that were shown at a local venue on Saturday.  There are two more landscapes that I will post after I photograph them. Somehow I managed to frame and wire them, totally forgetting to document the images.
"Magnolia Leaf  (8x10)"

"Plums" (8x10)