Friday, January 12, 2007

Bumped by newer news on the NPR thing.... maybe next week, they said. Bummer because they wanted to focus on my other work, not just this painting.

The past 10 days has been like a tornado (yuck... is that hair?!!!!), and, like a tornado, it has dissipated quickly. I feel as though I have been out of my body through all of this. Last night, for the first time in weeks, I put onions in a pan with olive oil and saffron, cooking them up for mussels in saffron cream sauce. The pleasure of cooking was grounding and intensely satisfying. My breaths are deeper these past few days. After months of insomnia, I am sleeping like I am five, and have been playing outside all day, now falling asleep to the sound of crickets.


Blogger jafabrit said...

well, I suppose that's one way of getting a good nights sleep :)

yum, mussles in saffron cream sauce, that sounds yummy.

11:51 AM  
Blogger SuperAmanda said...

Glad to hear that you are Not everyone likes the spotlight glare and it can be threatening. Cooking is the solvent for feeling troubled, I always say. I actually was dreaming about a Huckleberry pie that everyone wanted a piece of last night and I finally just gave up and had a huge gathering and let everybody have what was left and while that sounds pretty cut and dried it was actually much more complex! Such is life-be it alseep or awake or on media overdrive. ;)

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Sigrid said...

So glad to hear that things are calming down and you are getting rest. And the painting has been sold - will you be able to visit it or is it far away?

Even your blog is returning to "normal", meaning just a few comments.

I hope this media frenzy will have created interest in your body of work. I'll be checking for your NPR interview online.

And I can't wait to find out what your next project will be.

BTW, I run a corporate communications business. But I have a "painting corner" set up in my office and paint about 1 hr a day before I start work in the morning. For me, painting is therapy and something I do just for me. I'm by no means a professional artist. But I have a great appreciation for full-time artists and the creative process.


3:57 PM  
Blogger SuperAmanda said...

You have no proof she has had her nose done. When people lose their baby fat their entire face changes just as their face changes when they gain weight.

Who cares? Virtually everyone in Hollywood has had something done and usually it's very subtle, not optional and simple part of the process. Celebrities do not have the benefit of makeup for Panavision, the studio system and other elements that sculpted them to perfection and protected their images in the golden age of cinema.

Kate's painting proves, once again that today stars are exposed and slathered over all the time. Everything they wear, don't wear, say, eat, buy is constantly speculated and talked about on the net, on TV and in the press over and over, if you are a lead actress in the film or TV world spotlight you will have to look as good as possible or you won't work. What is unattainable about Angelina's beauty (apart from her natural vibrance and sensuality) is her incredible lips, huge eyes and a model thin body that gives the illusion of curviness. All of that is natural. Yet for all her fame she is not a vapid airhead like Paris or an insincere gym bulimic, she has a very unique lifestyle that millions of people who don't follow old fart society identify with. She's been openly defiant, very sexual and incredibly courageous.

2:07 AM  

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