We just need the lettering.
I felt like painting today.
Snow day painting. I painted a seated figure. Oils on canvas. 2019.
I really like to go to Tattersall, a distillery in North East Minneapolis. They make a drink called the Salty Dog and it is amazing! I tried to remake their recipe from what I could see at the bar. I knew it had Barrelled Gin, Grapefruit Crema, lemon juice, simple syrup, and tonic. I based my recipe on the idea that the cocktail was a 4 oz. cocktail (a little mistake—it’s not) and I started with a gin base (another mistake—it’s not), but whatever I like my version too. You can find Tattersall’s recipe on the Tattersall app. It’s called The Salty Dog #2. Here’s my recipe:
2 oz. Barrelled Gin
1 oz. Grapefruit Crema (a Tattersall original!)
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. to 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
Add all ingredients to an ice filled shaker and shake. Pour over ice. Top with Tonic and a few drops of salt water.
I really like all the versions of the cocktail (there are several, not including mine), but when I’m at home and need a good drink I make mine. Thank you Tattersall for the inspiration. Here’s to your health!
Here are two paintings. The one on the top is the current version of the painting. The bottom one is what is under the raspberries. I didn’t like it and painted over it. I do that a lot.
I scanned these and then took a screenshot of the picture. Taking a photograph of the picture was easier, but the scans look nice too. Here are a couple more.
Last summer I bought a Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic. I love the little pictures it takes! It brings me back to the days of the old grainy Polaroids of years gone by. I hope to soon add a page for these types of photographs., but I have to find a way to scan them or I have to take a picture of the picture. Not sure what’s best here. Anyway here are a couple of them.
I decided I didn’t like the moon, so I painted out. It is underneath the house. Still not sure if I like the whole thing. I’ll keep trying to make it better.
Here is a painting I am working on. I’m not sure if I like it yet. It is just the start and needs to be finished. It is for a friend and her daughter. It is the moon, their house and stars. She wants it to say, “I love you to the moon and the stars and back!” I think I will be working on it tomorrow.
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