Pastel Still Life

My friend D. was working in her studio when I dropped by the other day. She was working on a self portrait and had her tray of pastels sitting on the table.

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Dynamo!

Gluten/Wheat Free Chocolate Raspberry Donut!
Gluten/Wheat Free Chocolate with Raspberry Black Pepper Glaze Donut!

Every summer I spend a week in The Mission of San Francisco, housesitting. I make sure that I spend a few days of that time wandering the neighborhood, discovering who has closed their doors and who has opened them. I’ve often walked by Dynamo Donuts on 24th Street but have never had the pleasure of sampling them, for the most part, because at $3.75 a pop for the wheat-free delights they were just outside of my daily food budget.

This year though, one donut from Dynamo was my big food splurge. It was totally worth it! Very lovely cakelike chocolate donut with raspberry black pepper glaze. Their other wheat-free options (currently) are Lemon Buttermilk and Carrot Cake. They do fry the donuts in the same oil at the wheat donuts. But that didn’t bother me in any way that I could see.

Dynamo Donuts & Coffee
2760 24th Street between York Street & Hampshire
San Francisco, CA 94110
T: 415.920.1978
HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 7am – 5pm; Sunday 9am – 4pm; CLOSED MONDAYS

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Silly Watercolors

Silly Watercolors
Silly Watercolors

I am no fan of painting with watercolors. They are too finicky. The color never stays where I put it. They really can’t be layered. They are really a beast to work with.

I so respect artists who paint with them by choice.

This summer, someone gave me a small set of cake watercolors, the kind that kids play with, and a very large sketchbook. I took these things from housesit to housesit over the summer months and played with them, experimented. I got nothing serious out of them but I had fun.

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