Monday, January 27, 2014

A Grammy outfit my cousin liked, and then my attempt at sketching out what I would do differently with the same outfit. Chrisette Michele a singer that before this post I had never heard of. I like her voice a lot. I have only been fashion sketching for about 3 weeks now, so much to learn so much to practice! I have to learn hands clearly, faces, hair, angles and finishing touches. I will add to this post once I fill up the pages with the ideas that hit my brain from this one outfit.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Korean Food

Oh how I love and adore Korean food! This is 3 different dishes at my favorite Korean restaurant in St. Louis,Mo. Asian Kitchen on Olive. As you can see the wonderful owner provides lot's of side dishes and service with a smile. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. If you are new to Korean food I recommend the Beef Bulgoki (bulgogi). After your meal when your bill comes it comes with a little yogurt drink, if you like dreamsicles you will love this drink. It is a palate cleanser and also helps your stomach deal with anything spicy that you may have eaten. My favorites are Bibimbob, Kalbi, Bulgogi, Kimbob, dried seaweed, and eggs. I like the spicy dishes with garlic, seasoned red pepper paste and a touch of sugar.
I apologize for the random order of posts. I miss this man, I sincerely do miss him. His name is Owain Phyfe and like many North American citizens he died because he didn't have healthcare. He was a bard and sang songs from eras gone by. Thanks to him I learned about music during the Renaissance and became curious enough to learn more about the Renaissance. It lead me to meet many new friends and enjoy many new things and my favorite of foods, turkey legs and rotisserie chicken. Owain said that he would sing at my wedding. It will happen this year or next, but alas he is no longer anywhere where I can go to hear him. With him singing I would have had a Moorish-Renaissance wedding. Now I am lost as to what to do for my wedding. I don't want a boring white dress and a church ceremony. I thought I wanted an ethnic joyous wedding of some kind. Now I will probably end up in jeans and a t-shirt at a courthouse.

Friday, January 10, 2014

So there is so much to say and so much to tell... Finland was an absolute blast this summer. I am looking forward to going there again and this time making maximum use of my time there. I met very wonderful people and had the best time of my life. This is the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.  We went from Vaasa to Umea.