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Lunchtime blog

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

I made a veggie stir fry with baked teriyaki tofu, peanuts, asparagus, zucchini, mushroom, and peppers last night and have the planned overs for lunch. Maybe my DH will send me a photo. Mine's devoured already. With it I made a grain medley: wheat berries, spelt, and hulled barley. With some leftover brown rice mixed in. Was good. I try to concoct simple Asian stir fry sauces with soy sauce, sesame oil, Asian salad dressing, tahini...I found some hoisin sauce whilst roaming thru Target, so that went in.

Enough of food. Sorry, I never get enough of food. Planning meals, eating as many vegetables as I can, with a side of summer fruit.

My DH and I found a local artists museum right near a park where we walked during our vacation. It made me want to join in and get painting. The museum is named after a local artist who lived across the street. His realist paintings, with a touch of Edward Hopper thrown in, were in the gallery.

Here's some of Edward Hopper's work. He was a twentieth century American artist.



One of his most famous works is above.



And this is what I think of for Hopper. Atmospheric, light filled landscapes and American early-mid century homes.

So Joseph Reboli is the name of the (deceased) local artist, whose female relative, (aunt or grandmother, I think) worked in the building housing the gallery, which once was a bank. Apparently the bank regularly hung his work when he was a teenager/young adult. Many of the architectural/storage details of the once bank were preserved.

We saw that there was a show of local artists upcoming, so I made a point of getting back there last Sunday to look at it. The whole experience stirred up feelings of wanting to paint, and the awareness that there is a hole in me where my artist should be. I don't know how to fit it in, though. Maybe if I just take one evening a week and get frozen meals or a quick meal, and dedicate myself to getting downstairs to my cellar drafting table and art supplies. I used to get things I wanted to do done by staying up all hours of the night when I was younger, but that is no longer an option if I care to function during the day.

Have been consistent with cutting back on my snacks and filling in with raw veggies and apples. I get hungrier, though. I don't think hunger is going to damage me, so I will try to find ways to deal with it better.

Oh, I knew my husband wouldn't disappoint. Here's lunch:



I also sat with SparkPeople exercise videos and found a series of 5-minute stretches and a cardio workout, and favorited them in SP and bookmarked that favorites page so I can find it easily. Now, to actually do them.

I did walk today during my break.

Cheers!



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  • ICANINSIGHT
    Well we have interests in common. Vegan and art. I spend most of my days planning meals and cooking, it seems. You must to be healthy. It is an effort. I try to cook ahead.
    I have to be inspired to do my art. Lately I have not been inspired in that direction.
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    24 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    Hopper was amazing and it is always wonderful to see his work. Finding time to do something you love is essential and for you creating art is a perfect exercise for the brain as well as being a stress release. Mind/body balance is something we all need to work on in our lives.
    I'm with you on the Asian style stir fries, having leftovers for lunch or even another meal later in the week is something to look forward to!
    24 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Awesome looking food!

    LOVE that you're re-connecting with your art! Such an outlet. I am not artistically talented, but do appreciate the work of those who have the talent!


    24 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/30/2019 4:03:55 PM
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    Nice interesting blog, thanks! Hope you can find time for your art! :-)
    25 days ago
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