Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Massacre

Happy spooky week, all. Last night the great pumpkin tradition of 2011 was revived. See also: the results of this Pan de Muerto recipe, the alter where some of it lives, and some pumpkins awesomeness. 

I used chia seeds as an egg replacer, which is why it is speckled brown, and also subbed sugar for Stevia. Mostly eaten before I remembered to take a picture. The orange glaze is the best part of the recipe.

RuPaulpkin, the face was so intricate that I gave up and pinned the stencil to the middle. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Tree of Life and Death

The Oakland Museum of California is one of my favorite places in Oakland. I went there for the first time about one year ago and not surprisingly, I still love the same pieces as I did then. I went last night to the food-truck Friday Night party at the OMCA - the best part of which is exploring the near-empty, nearly-childless galleries at night. On display now is the Dia de los Muertos 2013 exhibit, which you should go see immediately. 

Other things in the works:

This huge pile of cranes which might be mobiles or might continue to orgy together in a basket under my desk. Unknown! Want a crane? I will mail you one. 

Hot peppers in the garden. I used one in an entire meal, without seeds, and my mouth burned for almost 30 minutes. I will not mail you one of these. They are candy to my little bird-friend, though, she is a strong and strange creature.

Happiness Hotel bathroom shelf shrine. No further comment necessary. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Self-Evident Truths

Here is a project that is awesome and coming to the Bay Area next week! (Video link here)

Self Evident Truths from Self Evident Truths on Vimeo.

It is called Self-Evident Truths, and I participated in Boulder, CO last May. Can you find my portrait?