I’ve continued to paint, first in the charcoal regions, which to me represent my depressive states. ARgh.
Such as they are. Below my belly, in my head.
That black area remains gripping my torso.
The soft areas for some time gained some mouths and such soft things, but then, blood rushed through them. I need to detail them up much better, for they are not. They were done some what in a rush, in a draft format. Alas. Haven’t painted in some many days since then.
Screenplay required some upgrades of software and things and is FOUND and working, exporting to my friend’s software, Final Draft. whee. This is great news. I have only saved it, and have not worked on it, having had that major coup, and a rest.
Not feeling well physically and emotionally, well, coming along in fits and starts. can’t tell you all that is going on … but just know that I am doing my best.
made pizza dough from scratch tonight for the first time from a recipe given to me first by a dear friend now living in Italy and her dream … creating her own music singing to her guitar around Europe. woo.
and remembered and given to me then via text by Jason. so … here it is
Pizza Dough Recipe (add Herbs)
1.5 cups wheat flour
1.5 cups white flour
1 cup room temperature water
1 tbsp. honey
1.5 or more tbsp. dry active yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch or more of salt
pinch or more of cracked black pepper
rosemary and other dried herbs to taste
Add honey to water and dissolve. Add yeast to water and let bloom.
Add pinch of salt to flour (I added 1/4 tsp.). I also added 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper, 1 tbsp. dried herbs (rosemary, sage, basil, oregano, thyme). Stir dry mix. Add water/yeast/honey mix to mixing bowl and turn on mixer with dough hook. Add 1/4 cup oil. Use mixer with dough hook to mix until blended to form ball of dough on hook.
Let rise for up to an hour, covered in bowl with tea cloth. Punch down. Let rise again for 45 minutes, then is ready to roll out onto pizza stone or pan. Add sauce and toppings from there …
It was so … good. The pizza stone cooked the pizza evenly and it did not stick to the stone. It was crisp and herby with the sauce I had augmented with the same garden herb mix, fresh mushrooms, and black olives, cheese. so simple.
I posted the Pope’s speech to Congress. Hallelu. He is awesome. I hope many heard what he said. I am still learning from him. It. He rocks my world. The world. Peace and Service. Namaste.