Jul 3, 2009
Self-Portrait and Gyoza
I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. on Thursday finishing a self-portrait drawing. Today, I was very productive. I painted three paintings based on last night's drawing, but only one worked out. The other two went in the trash. The above self-portrait was painted on rice paper with ink and watercolor. The wrinkles will be gone once I have mounted it onto the thicker rice paper.
I also made 50 gyoza today for the first time. I froze about 26 of them. Gyoza are Chinese potstickers. They look like little dumplings. I ate 24 of them along with rice today! Why can't I practice self-restraint!
It took me one hour to fill each little wrapping and pinch it closed, but it was worth it. They were really good. The stuffing was chopped ginger, chopped cabbage, chopped Nira (garlic chive) and a bit of minced chicken. Nira has a powerful, overwhelming smell. The whole house smells like it now. Oh dear!
Posted by Gallery Juana