Liquid Media

Two ideas about liquid.

First, in 2015, I used the Waterlogue App to turn photos of food and drink into “watercolors”. I did it every day for a #100dayProject Instagram challenge and went way beyond the 100.
Screen Shot 2018-05-18 at 8.33.12 PMLink for series on Tumblr

Second, today I used real watermedia (watery gouache) in another app that I usually use to convert my day job outfit textiles into circular compositions AKA #tinyplanets.
Screen Shot 2018-05-18 at 8.38.49 PMI see potential for a new path of exploration!

These were both originally posted on Instagram, but I like the Archive feature on Tumblr better for finding old Instagram posts.

Post inspired by the Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge,
this week’s challenge is Liquid


I have FIVE #dailytruck prints on metal that I can’t locate. I put them “in a safe place” when my gallery changed its location. One I’m featuring on my promotional materials for my upcoming exhibition, #mycommute. If I don’t find it, I’ll have to get another print made. I really don’t want to do that.

I went so far as to do this:

This morning, I’m going through the art storage area with a fine tooth comb.

[one hour later]


I will now imbibe some of my cold-brewed coffee experiment:
and turn the house upside down!

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#June1-30Challenge Day 30: 30 Books

Day 30 Thirty Books
June 30, 1936. Margaret Mitchell’s book, Gone with the Wind, was published.
Have you read Gone with the Wind? Do you want to read it? What books do you want to read? What books have you read that you recommend? What books do you not recommend or will you not read?
Give us your list of thirty books.

Note: I have a lot of books. Some have been in my possession since high school, which means they’ve traveled across the country a few times. I wrote an exhaustive list of all my fashion books for SpyGirl —  one of my more insane episodes because I provided links for all those still in print.
For my last day of the June Challenge, I give you 30 of my cookbooks, with links to any recipe(s) in each mentioned on my Glutton blog.

30 Cookbooks

Fannie Farmer, 1943 edition [Inherited this from my paternal grandmother]
Banana BreadBanana Muffins, Popovers, Cornbread Muffins

The Joy of Cooking, paperback edition vol 2, appetizers, deserts, baked goods
Tomato Chutney

The Vegetarian Epicure, Book Two
[Did I have Book One? I swear I did! I remember using it in college!]

At Home with Japanese Cooking, Elizabeth Andoh

Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East Vegetarian Cooking

The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Mollie Katzen [gift from Kim, 1983]

Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen
Gypsy Soup

A Taste of India, Madhur Jaffrey 1985

Preserving the Fruits of the Earth, Stanley Schuler
Zucchini Sandwich Pickles

Cucina Fresca, Viana La Place & Evan Kleinman

Pasta Fresca, Viana La Place & Evan Kleinman

Cucina Rustica, Viana La Place & Evan Kleinman

Vegetables Italian Style, Viana La Place

The Great Chile Book, Mark Miller

Green Chile Fix Cookbook, Lois and Gerry Hoddenbach
really more a pamphlet, includes the genesis of my NM Chile Enchiladas recipe:

Bradley Ogden’s Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Food Lover’s Handbook to the Southwest, Dave DeWitt 1992
a (mostly) now useless travel guide with a smattering of recipes, it was my bible in the 90s

Cucina Simpatica, Johanne Killeen & George Germon

Preserving the Taste, Edon Waycott [gift from Heather]

Biscotti, Lou Seibert Pappas
Coconut Biscotti

Mustard Book, Jan Roberts-Dominguez

True Thai, Victor Sodsook

El Charro Cafe, Carlotta Flores

Local Flavors, Deborah Madison

Blue Plate Specials & Blue Ribbon Chefs, Jane & Michael Stern
Cheesy Grits

Small Batch Preserving, Ellie Top & Margaret Howard
Chile Jam II, Chile Jam III

The Joy of Pickling, Linda Ziedrich

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, ed Judi Kingry & Lauren Devine [gift from Mom]
Fig Jam

The Phytopia Cookbook, Barbara Gollman & Kim Pierce

The Lemonade Cookbook, Alan Jackson & Joann Cianciulli


Bonus tip, found while choosing my 30 to list:

from The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden, David Hirsch, p88.

We have a severe cereal moth problem. I’m going to try this out in all our grains and beans that don’t fit in the freezer, my current storage solution.

#June1-30Challenge Day 10: 10 Top Posts

Day 10 A Toast to Ten Bloggers
June 10, 1935. Dr. Robert Smith (Dr. Bob) takes his last drink and Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob.
Although Bill and Dr. Bob quit drinking alcohol, we can still raise a toast to those who have done a great job!
Share a link to ten blogs you enjoy. Tell us why you think they deserve a toast! You may want to try viewing those blogs in your browser and using the “Press This” feature.
[I cannot limit myself to 10. Here is my “Blog Love” list from SpyGirl, my Fashion Blog].
I WILL give two shoutouts: to Kathleen, who is hosting this challenge, and Tami, who turned me on to it.
Alternative: Share links to the top ten posts on your blog from last year according to your stats. Include an excerpt from each. Or share your favorite ten posts since starting your blog.

My ten most popular posts on Instagram for the last month.

According to the Likemeter App —  not sure of the time frame.
Here are links to each:
33 Me and birthday cake 6/3
29 #commutehome Downtown LA, waterlogue 4/14 [April??]
28 Mr Lou (bliss) 6/4
28 Duck 6/3
27 #selfiesketch Birthday Suit 6/3
25 Freesia waterlogue 3/26 [really? March?]
25 Mr Lou 4/17
24 Mr Lou (asleep) 5/28
23 Pantones 4/26
23 Birthday cake 6/3

I’m sure I have older posts that have snagged more <3s
[Later, after looking for the images]
Yes, the metrics are bad.
Sigh — can’t trust that app!

Here are my real Top Ten for the last month, found manually on Instagram
(which I should have done in the first place).
Analysis: the Likemeter metrics don’t include video.
Even so, three images from June-May were overlooked. Why?
51 Dancing Bergamot 5/21
37 Fluevogs 5/15
36 Lunch break 5/31
33 Me and birthday cake 6/3
30 Bergamot 5/21
28 Mr Lou (bliss) 6/4
28 Duck 6/3
27 #selfiesketch Birthday Suit 6/3
27 #selfiesketch 6/1
27 #dailytruck 6/1

#June1-30Challenge Day 5: 5 Jam Recipes

Day 5: Five Favorite Foods
June 5, 1941. Robert Kraft, founder of Kraft Foods, was born.
Tell us about your five favorite foods or five favorite restaurants. You can also share five favorite recipes.
Alternative: Write about your least favorite foods or dining experiences!

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I LOVE food!
So much so, I also have a blog called The Glutton’s Progress.
There you will find Recipes, occasional Dining Experiences, Art Reports, my attempts at Decluttering, Music-related Events, and miscellaneous gluttonous activities.

I give you my five most popular recipes (all jams!) from The Glutton, with links.

Easy Seville Orange Marmalade Recipe

Chile Jam

Rose Petal Jam