Friday, January 29, 2010

Drawing from the Galleries: Cezanne's Father

Sketching in the Galleries has returned in a new format. It is now facilitated within the Dallas Museum of Art Center for Creative Connections. We have a leader that has a background in both Drawing and Art History so that we may get more of a background on the art which we are sketching. This White pencil sketch on black paper is from a Charcoal done by Cezanne of his father. It is located in the Reeves Collection.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

DIY at DMA: Puzzle Piece Assemblage

Our instructer was Rene Muhl, an artist from University of North Texas who usees materials such as Bronze, Puzzle pieces and fiber in her installations. She led the class in using puzzle pieces in sculpture. She discussed creating sculpture that connect people of diverse backgrounds through common interests. After attempting to weave puzzle pieces together using wire, I created this relief sculpture using a pieces from a variety of puzzles and a hot glue gun.

Monday, January 11, 2010

In The Kitchen: Bison Chuck Roast

Saturday night I was grocery shopping on my way home from the ranch and found a short dated special on Bison Chuck Roast. I bought it for my Monday and Tuesday Supper. This afternoon at about 3:30 I put it in my iron skillet with 3/4 cup of water with Lipton Onion Soup, 3 Carrots peeled and cut, and 4 quartered Red Potatoes. I covered with Aluminum foil and the iron skillet top put in the oven at 275 and left to run some errands and do my laundry. When I returned at 6:30 I pulled it out of the oven an checked with my meat thermometer. The temp indicated it was done. I was a little afraid I would have tough meat, but the roast was very tender and perfectly done.

Friday, January 08, 2010

In The Kitchen: Green Chili Pork Stew and Banana Date Bread

As many have heard on the weather, it has been very cold here in Texas since Early Thursday morning. Today on Friday I worked in kitchen on two different recipes

Green Chili Pork Stew

  • Brown 1lb or so of Pork stew meat along with a diced sweet onion

  • Add a 1lb can of Green Enchilada Sauce along with 2 peeled and diced roasted green chilis.

  • Add diced white potatoes.

  • Add water to fill pot

  • Cook on Medium heat until pork and potatoes are done.

  • Serve in bowl garnished with goat cheese with corn tortillas.

In the recipe below I substituted Butter for Shortening, 1 cup oat flour and used dates instead of nuts.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Dinner Run

Quarter Horse Yearlings run for the alfalfa at dinner time.