Monday, September 24, 2012

Sandwich Worldview

 “Can I share with you my worldview? All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.” - Liz Lemon

I made a sandwich this morning that was so delicious I took a picture of it with my phone, despite it not being particularly pretty or elaborate. When I went to upload it, I discovered something about myself: I take pictures of sandwiches. Like, as an ongoing thing, evidently. I had three OTHER sandwich photos on my phone, which I am sort of embarrassed to admit, but not embarrassed enough not to tell you about in great detail. 
Welcome to your personal sandwich tour of Durham.

(Sweet roasted beets, arugula, blue cheese spread, and toasted walnuts on "rustic house bread") 

(Fresh basil aoili, roasted turkey breast, mixed greens, sliced granny smith apples, and local goat cheese on toasted whole wheat)

(Sharp cheddar, lettuce, red onions, mayo, bacon, turkey breast, and mango chutney on sourdough)

And today at home:
(Bosc pear slices, apple walnut chutney from the co-op, and fresh local chevre on toasted multi grain)

Please, humankind: tell me about your favorite sandwich so I can sit in peace somewhere  and eat it up.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Wandering Uterus Project

Some of my art therapy friends and colleagues in Chicago have started The Wandering Uterus Project: A DIY Movement for Reproductive Justice. Won't you join me in participating in this important project? Create a uterus out of any materials, then post a photo to the facebook page: . You can also send your uterus to be a part of an art exhibit in Chicago next month! To participate in the exhibit, mail your uterus to:  
Savneet Talwar
SAIC Department of Art Therapy
 37 S. Wabash, Ste. 713 
Chicago, IL 60603
Below are some of the uteri people have created so far (my submission is on the bottom). Help take a stand against reproductive injustice!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Open House

(A few photos from the ATI open house last Friday)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Topsail Weekend

This weekend we escaped to Topsail Island and soaked in the salty ocean.  Our friends David and Anna were staying at a lovely beach house and generously invited us to stay with them and their kiddos, Izzy and Theo. We swam in the ocean, built sandcastles (and sand pyramids and sand turtles), flew kites, played frisbee, cooked, painted, and played in the pool. We talked about politics and parenting and health care, ate fudge, had mini dance parties, played cards, and read a whole bunch of books (out loud and in a variety of voices). As usual, I took a bazillion photos of the remarkably adorable kids. 
I brought some little bottles for Izzy to fill with sand as a vacation keepsake. She was very excited about this.
Theo is only 10 weeks old, and found the beach to be very restful.
But when he was awake, he made The Best Faces Ever.
Izzy and I got to do a lot of art together - watercolors, stenciling, drawing games, stickers... And Eli and I taught her to play Go Fish.
Being by the water was really good for my spirit.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dragon Eggs

Watercolor and Ink.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


 I am so in love with this that it is actually causing me pain.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Back Porch Music

Tonight was the last of the free summer Concert on the Lawn series. They are Friday night "back porch music" (folk and bluegrass) and people picnic and drink and dance and kids play... Eli doesn't like big events (he's uncomfortable in crowds) but he goes to these anyway because I love them so much. That's  a nice husband.

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