Sorry about the horrible delay in blog updates but I have now sprained my foot twice in a 4 week period and it is starting to take its toll! I thought I would share a few things I have created lately. First of all I finished David's Valentines day gift and gave it to him early today. I decided to give in and give it to him since it is very hard to hide something in our tiny apartment without him accidentally finding it or it getting damaged because he doesn't know it's there. I have already made a couple of these shadowbox/multi-layered picture things for my Mom and Dad but this is David's first one. ( I could tell he got a little jealous this holiday season when other people got them.) I have the method down pretty well at this point since its my 4th one but they are still time consuming. Anyway David loves the TV show Aqua Teen Hunger Force. It's humor eludes me a bit but I get his attraction to it so I decided to make him one based on the shows main characters. I used some stills I found online as well as some scanning and put it together today. Everything is hand drawn and colored by me. I don't know if you can tell in the photo but the characters are floating above the background at different levels to show their locations in the scene. (You can click on the pictures to make them bigger). If you don't watch the show the characters are going to look really strange but I swear they are real and I didn't make them up. He really seemed to like it but now I have to find a place in the house to hang it!!!
Other things I have been up to the last couple of days including icing my foot, cooking a little bit, icing my foot, and did I mention icing my foot? I did make this awesome custard/pudding concoction that I learned about from one of my favorite sites. This recipe was so simple and so delicious. It was the perfect rich dessert for this very cold time of year. Plus I finally got to use the vanilla beans that I bought forever ago. If you can't find vanilla beans you can use extract but I have to say the beans are totally worth it. You can see in the included picture as I am cooking it the bean tail poking out!!! They have such a wonderfully mellow flavor plus its awesome to have the little black bits in the pudding. Yum Yum Yum.
Has anyone else noticed that Valentines day is on a Thursday which totally is LOST day. Whatever shall I do? I think we are going to celebrate on like Friday or something. Oh and I showed you what I made David but he also got me an awesome gift. He is paying for HOLGA photography classes for me!!! Yeah. Hopefully I will eventually get to post some awesome Holga shots. Well thats all for now but I swear I am going to try and update at least once a week.