First off: Weird adventures in baking and more!
Today I tried to make pizza without bread. (I don't eat bread) The ingredients called for potato flour, which I thought was interesting because I usually make it with almond flour in place of wheat. In this case I made the pizza and it looked exceptionally weird when it came out of the oven. I knew something went wrong when I kneaded the dough in a large bowl previously, because this stuff was completely stuck to my hands, and making a totally catastrophic mess all over the kitchen. I eventually got it molded into something that looked like it could potentially be edible, so I put it in the oven, and waited to see what would happen. Whatever I made was at least pizza-like in appearance.. so it wasn't a total loss. Later, I found out that I used potato 'starch' instead of 'flour'... Apparently there's a BIG difference between the two. The eating experience was indescribable, but I'll try..
On a more positive note, while I was waiting for the oven to preheat I sneezed so loudly that I made a pan on the opposite end of my kitchen vibrate to some high pitch frequency that I never knew was possible. It also made my ear twitch in a peculiar manner. All new discoveries that I found fascinating.
When I sneeze, I sneeze like a champ. One time I even made the neighbors dog bark, which is quite impressive.
In other news, I'm working on a commission (my first officially paid commission that is) and it's all pretty exciting. On the contrary, I'm a little bit nervous about sending my artwork somewhere on the other side of the continent. I keep imagining it will get lost along the way and some little boy over in Idaho is going to pull a cyber/punk illustration of a Mermaid from a cardboard tube and be most confused. Regardless, I hope it gets there. I know these people will give it a good home, because they admire my work. So far, the subject matter has been a total blast, and a lot of fun. Hopefully all future commissions will be this cool.
Very soon I will be working on a few big projects. I will be working away on another dream portrait illustration based on an interview with my dA friend. Actually I have two interviews lined up. Also, next will be an illustration themed around 'Beauty and the Beast' with a darker tone (another commission). A photographer friend took some reference photo's of her face to help me with my composition.. and of course the other 3 million unfinished projects that are strategically placed in every corner of my house.
Oh yeah, and my gigantic wire sculpture is still sitting under an old Batman blanket in my garage. As well, I need to figure out where I'm going to put that thing when it's finished. Yeah, If it goes in my house, it will consume the entire space with its presence, and be a potential safety hazard to my guests... and that just isn't hospitable! Decisions, decisions.. Maybe I could mount it on top of my house for the whole neighborhood to appreciate. Problem solved!
Well, that's all I got! Talk to you later!
Over and out!
P.S. How are you?