Vietnam Jungle Cave Portal I

DSC_4694That is what this is supposed to be. On the left and right are the cave walls, which I will flesh in with black soft pastel. In the middle is misty gray and trees, and vines are growing profusely throughout and out from the cave mouth.

vietnamjunglecaveportalAll rights reserved to the original photographer, who I do not know — who did a glorious job there, right? Amazing. That will be the pastel, and the upcoming canvas painting in acrylic. Luscious.

Sorry for not posting in several days but I’ve been in enormous emotional pain, as you might have guessed, since I’m a faithful poster, am I not?

I had counseling via Face Time on Friday at noon and she advised I take a break from Rage IV and I rested the afternoon … I resorted to a white crystal cluster over my heart and believe it or not it did soak up the pain from there.

However, I am still in a great deal of it. Just going through the motions, dears.

It is the weekend though, and we have had some fun. We were able to release the VW Bee from her alternatorotomy on Friday evening so it has been nice to have her back, and on days that I have appointments I will be tooling her around again freely. Able to see my counselor literally again, which will be a great relief, eh?

Tomorrow however I will need to walk to the store to get much-needed cucumbers for our Chicken Salsa Salad recipe that I came up with some years ago from scratch. Would you like the recipe? Sure!

Chicken Salsa Salad

Salsa Bed for Cooking Chicken (thereupon)

2 Poblano or one Jalapeno pepper, finely diced/chopped
1 yellow or red tomato
half a pint of yellow or red cherry tomatoes
four cloves minced garlic
half a bunch of cilantro, chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Lay chicken breasts onto their salsa bed, breast-side down. Olive oil, salt and pepper atop all. Roast at 350 degrees in the oven until chicken is done.

Salsa Salad

2 cucumbers, sliced into half moons
5 large fresh tomatoes, chopped
1.5 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
½ bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 Jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
two ears of corn, remove kernels
1 avocado, chopped

Toss the salsa salad, then add cooled chopped chicken and roasted salsa bed. YUM – more tossing – chill in time for dinner – meant to be served cold.

And there you have it. Yummy for fresh tomatoes this time of year. 🙂

So I’ll be spending time roasting the chicken and making the salsa tomorrow. How sensual, eh?

Yesterday we went to Lewis Orchards and picked up the vegetables for this and to Whole Foods for some stuff, and to a vision care place for Jason’s eyeglasses. One of his sisters delightfully gave him a gift certificate for two pairs of glasses so he is going to be receiving those shortly. Picked out some boss pairs, hee. Nice.

Today we slept in then I walked Chipper, and he met two doggie friends, one new, one old, then we ran some errands and went for a short walk, feeding the ducks and geese at Gunner’s Lake with a WHOLE loaf of nice whole grain bread. Fun. We discouraged them from fighting, even.

Back home, I scoured the studio for my oldest film negatives for my earliest fotos of the backyard growing up and the old farm house, to no avail, but did find double exposures, the one roll, prints only, to accompany my back story for representation by Art Quench Magazine and Art Quench Gallery. !!

My profile should be up tomorrow, and I will post a nice linky when so possible.

It is with great sadness that I searched through those old negatives and fotos, finding some of my abusers, with shock. I showed them to Jason and he dissuaded me, but what could I do? I have no idea what I’ve done with the negatives of the double exposure roll, much less the roll I took in college of the farm and the farm house. There were fotos I don’t remember taking. So weird.

Time to walk Chipper and keep carrying on, you all. Right?



About amyjacksoncc

I am a professional artist, writer and musician creating from my home studio. To view my artwork, visit
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