This and That

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It has been an interesting few days since I last posted. I had all good intentions of celebrating my 11th blogiversary, but life got in the way. On Friday morning, Mr C had a TIA or mini-stroke and I spent a couple of days running back and forth from the ER and the hospital. It was minor and he recovered very quickly, but it was scary for a time.

Up above is a snippet of an old piece that I did for my Israel trip solo show, a few years ago. It is about the graffiti on the Palestinian side of the security wall. I thought it would work well for the SAQA turmoil show, but it was not quite big enough so I am mounting it on black dupioni silk. I quite like it. I think it gives it more presence.

Last night, Mr C and I had the fun experience of attending a chocolate tasting party with our friends who took a chocolate class at the London Cordon Bleu when they were living there. We had six different chocolates, 3 from France and 3 from Portland. They had varying amounts of cacao.

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We were given sheets to keep notes on aroma, taste, texture and finish.

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There was only one chocolate from Portland that we liked: Moonstruck. All of the French chocolates were divine.

After the tasting adventure, we got to dip our own truffles in tempered chocolate. Here is the tempering machine with the luscious chocolate.

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Here are my truffles. I like the little swirls I got on the tops.

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Cheryl packaged them up for us to take home.

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Paige wants a purple sweater with Winnie the Pooh. I found a pattern and picked up the yarn, yesterday.

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3 Responses to “This and That”

  1. Jeannie says:

    So glad Mr. C is on the mend. Health scares always leave us feeling vulnerable and not a lot we can do about it. I can’t wait to see Paige’s sweater. It is going to be adorable. Your graffiti piece is wonderful. I want to look at it longer and closer. Happy Blogoversary!

  2. Gerrie, I enlarged your SAQA turmoil piece on my screen, and I love it! Hope to see it at Houston in the Fall. So glad Mr.C is doing better and you got to attend the chocolate tasting … and that you continue your blog postings!

  3. Diane says:

    Oh no! So sorry to hear about Mr C! Glad he is well again. Must have been very scary for all of you for a bit.