Friday, May 17, 2013

My Art - Mia, the Burmese Lady

May 2011 – Mia, the Burmese lady – I saw an advertisement in Los Angeles Times that showed a beautiful Burmese woman. I wanted to make a head with the general features of the woman I saw. Needless to say, I immediately realized the difficulties in rendering the exact traits from a printed image. I made the head in Pueblo clay, which is grey in its fresh state (so-called 'green ' stage). Upon being fired in the kiln, the color changes to white.


Edgar's recipes

Brussels Sprouts in Tarragon Vinegar

1 lb. small Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cleaned
3 green onions thinly sliced crosswise
¼ cup water
½ cup tarragon vinegar
½ cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Dash of hot pepper sauce (Worcestershire sauce)
1 small bunch of radishes, thinly sliced (optional)
Procedure: Place Brussels sprouts and water in 11/2 qt. microwave-safe casserole. Microwave at high 6-8 minutes, covered. Large sprouts should be barely tender when pierced with fork
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir vinegar, oil, garlic, sugar, salt, hot pepper sauce, and green onions.
When Brussels sprouts are tender, drain water. Add vinegar mixture and toss to combine. Cover and chill several hours or overnight, stirring frequently. Just before serving, drain and toss with radishes.
Makes about 8 servings.



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