An Ungodly Amount of Sidewalk Chalk

We've been chalking it up here in Missouri nearly every single day. The weather has gotten so hot though that we have been coming out of the house until nearly sunset. The back patio gets decorated and redecorated.

Water always helps with the chalk expression.

One of my faves

Sometimes we make beautiful things and sometimes we make messes. Just like in the studio.

This week it seems like I'm moving closer to an installation that reminds me of a jaw bone/piece of heater core that I found at the dump in high school. I wish I had never thrown it away. Such great wall art. Soon the pieces will be assembled and the studio will not look like a tornado blew through it.

 I really like the texture on the white insert part. Must do something with tassels of red thread.

I really like the texture on the white insert part. Must do something with tassels of red thread.

Reading: Euphoria by Lily King. I've always been fascinated by Papua New Guinea. Picture romance between anthropologists in the jungle in the 1930s. The post War to End all Wars period is interesting. How do you come back as a nation or a person from something so traumatic? Maybe it's also easier to study because it's so far removed from us now. The grandparents of my grandparents.

Listening to: Sex Nerd Sandra podcast. Like every episode. It's so nice to learn new things from body positive, sex positive people.

Cooking: Experimented with teff (Ethiopia grain, the GL crowd will recognize) by making a teff stew. Over all it's good. Grainy but not in an unpleasant way. Though I did have to look up pictures of cooked teff to see if I had cooked it all the way through.