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Jul 3, 2009

Self-Portrait and Gyoza

Self-Portrait ink and watercolor on rice paper

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!

12 comments:

Almost Precious said...

Great art work, love the fluidity of your strokes. The Gyoza(pot stickers)sound yummy.
Anna

eclairre said...

I love Gyoza !

Anya said...

Wow!!
Its GREAT ART,
Its BEAUTIFUL ...
My compliments :)

Poetic Artist said...

I love your work, it is truly wonderful..I would like to try rice paper..I love working on paper..The Gyoza, looks wonderful..YUM
Katelen

lupie said...

Yummy Gyoza! :) (Didn't know it was Chinese though!)
I can the Gyoza you made has the artistic touch! :)

readingsully2 said...

Wow, I always wondered what you looked like. :)

Happy Fourth.:)

fly tie said...

i have that self-restraint issue as well when it comes to tasty delights!

nice painting. i've always liked your unique style.

Dorte said...

Very nice self-portrait ... and I can follow you about the self-restraint re. tasty food :-)

ZenDotStudio said...

I love your self portrait and I felt strangely reassured that I'm not the only one who sometimes has a hard time resisting those tasty treats. I had to laugh out loud when you said you ate 24 gyoza!! I don't blame you they look and sound delicious.

Chris Stone said...

*minus the meat... veg here...* the gyoza sounds great!

love the self portrait. it looks intense!

Personal massager said...

Awesome! you are quite an artist!

Robert said...

Awesome indeed, thanks.

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