Monday, July 25, 2011

fabric for a few fall tops

summer japanese eating


A version of inari sushi aka "footballs" at the bbq brought by Mrs. Tsuchida; shishito pepper ends and lotus root stamping at Sho-Jin; plums and Japanese cucumber from Mama's garden; Mama's hand crocheted blanket that I love!

Friday, July 22, 2011

acupuncture and quinoa

Added acupuncture this last few months to deal with some personal health stuff. It's totally up my alley. Eastern medicine has a more holistic approach to the body so in addition to needles and herbs, I've been asked to limit my diet and exercise daily. In general, I've been averting wheat, alcohol, caffeine, and sweets, 80% of the time. I've been going for 30-40 minute walks as well as doing 15-30 min of yoga 6-7 days a week. For the time being, I have officially made it a priority above lots of other things I'd love to be doing, but it's been worth is. My body feels stronger and I kinda feel a little younger, haha! Also starting to meditate again, that'll be interesting!

I've had to make "Emilyn friendly food" for a few parties already. This quinoa dish was a good one!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Forms of Paper

Forms of Paper, a very beautiful book. Fran shared her copy with us last semester.

Given a sheet of paper possessing infinite possibilities, what value shall we give it, and what shall we create of it? We are at a loss, first feeling tempted to do one thing and then something else. This reminds me of the strained feeling I had in my primary school days when I had before me a sheet of mino paper and held brush in hand for the first time in my life. We always face a sheet of paper with a mixture of hope and unrest.

Forms of paper are not meant to last and last; they incorporate the pleasure of using them, and even using them up.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Elise Rose

My new niece, Miss Elise Rose at 2 weeks old.
Tita Em (me) hooked her up by embroidering and appliqueing on some onesie hand-me-downs from her two older brothers.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Portland, Oregon

Our first meal in Portland at Clyde Common - trout wrapped in pancetta with a fried egg, of course!; Ace Hotel and cool textile book from the 60's at Powell Bookstore; View on an amazing 9 mile bike tour through the Columbia River Gorge; Latourell Falls one of six on the tour; One of three "tasty snacks" from the chef before dinnner at Castagna; Laurie Herrick's abstract weaving from the 60's 70's at the Museum of Contemporary Craft; our room at Kennedy School a former classroom!; Vegan apple pie at Random Order Bakery on Alberta St.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Spent the July 4th evening celebrating Portland style with Kathy in her hood. They say we will have to check out the show Portlandia. :) Walked to the Sellwood Bridge over the Willamette River for this picture perfect view of the fireworks. Sun sets late this time of year, so this was dusk past 10pm. Love that!