After art class yesterday I showed my hubby what I'd spent two hours working on and he said, "Oh, that's cool!" So I asked, "Any idea what it is?" and he confessed, "Not a clue."
I am really, really bad at art. But I'm having a great time being bad ☺ I enjoy hanging out with other ladies, even if I only understand a fraction of what they're talking about.
This week I took two Quilting Arts magazines to show my teacher because I wanted to know what they call it here. I've heard the term "patchwork" used in reference to quilts but I really didn't think art quilts fell into that category.
They don't nor do they fall into any existing category. The closest thing is what they simply call tecnica mixta where cloth can be used but, rather than being sewn, it is glued to a wood or canvas base (along with a variety of other materials). Which sounds kind of fun to try!
My art teacher also gave me the name of a famous Argentine artist, Antonio Berni, who is well known for tecnica mixta. She mentioned his Juanito Laguna series as a prime example and I found one of his pieces at The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, TX.
The dead fish smell is gone. Hallelujah! From what we've heard, we can expect this to happen about this time every year. Apparently there are feed lots located right next to the river that flows into the lake, and heavy rains each fall cause flooding and contamination.
Yeah, let's not think about that too much.
We'll just be glad the stinky smell is gone for now.
I made Hidden Valley Ranch dressing for our salad today. Yum! I only mixed half a packet because we use it sparingly but I do plan on a mid-afternoon snack of red pepper slices dipped in Ranch. One of life's finer pleasures ☺ I'm SO GLAD this is not one of the foods I suddenly find disgusting (the iron I'm taking for the anemia makes some things taste gross).
The hubby finished the first bookshelf last night and has the pieces ready to assemble the other two. I can hardly wait to unpack my books!!!
In Spanish we've started working on the past perfect tense. VERY easy tense for which I am so grateful! I was more than ready for an easy tense. The only hard part is memorizing the irregular past participles that go along with the past perfect form of haber. Once I have those memorized, this tense will be a breeze.
One of my homework assignments this weekend is to find examples in the local newspaper. Good excuse to buy the Sunday paper and spend some time sipping coffee at our favorite YPF ☺ So what are you doing this weekend? I know it's hard to beat coffee at a gas station while trying to read a newspaper in a different language, but try not to be so jealous.
Not that I'm jealous or anything, but my son and his wife are in Chicago this weekend. Just want to say: Eat lots of good food, enjoy plenty of city fun, and HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY NATALIE!!!