May 29, 2012
Things eaten since having my wisdom teeth extracted on Friday:
-mango lassi (mango, yogourt, water)
-carob tofu pudding (tofu, carob, honey, vanilla)
-plain yogourt sweetened with honey
-puréed potato and cauliflower soup
-mango puréed with tofu
-cashew paté, puréed as smooth as possible and gingerly licked off a spoon
-an avocado (big mistake: OW!)
-vegetable tawa, mashed to oblivion and still too chunky to eat comfortably
-banana puréed with yogourt
-mango and banana puréed with yogourt
-mango and banana puréed with yogourt and placed in the freezer, which was a mistake and had to be mashed with a spoon until thawed in order to be eaten
-rose petal jam eaten straight from the jar, straight out of the freezer
-guacamole, gingerly licked off a spoon (avocado, lemon, salt and pepper in the food processor)
-many, many painkillers
I am still taking photos of my breakfasts every day for the tumblr, but lately they all look like this:
Things fantasized about since having my wisdom teeth extracted on Friday:
-dill pickle flavoured potato chips
-crackers of any kind (I don’t even eat crackers!) (also, I have been bookmarking recipes for homemade crackers; I don’t even eat crackers!)
-crisp lettuce leaves
-anything requiring chewing
-all of the crunchy things in the world
Posted by jodi on May 29, 2012 at 10.32am
May 26, 2012
Peter and I are taking our Listening Project down to Phog Lounge for our first ever public performance of the project. We’ve picked out 25 records from our collection, and we’d like you to visit the project website to vote on which ones we should play at the event! Then come on down to Phog Lounge, 157 University Avenue West Windsor, ON, on Tuesday, June 5th, listen with us and join the conversation!
Even if you can’t make it down to the live event, we’d love it if you would still take part in the fun by visiting the voting page and helping us decide which records to play.
Voting happens here: http://listeningproject.ca/vote/
Learn more about The Listening Project here: http://listeningproject.ca
If you’re coming, join the facebook event here: The Listening Project Road Show
If you can’t make it on June 5th but would like to follow along online, just visit The Listening Project main page; when we drop the needle on the first record (scheduled to start around 8:00pm EDT) a new post will appear for that record, and you can follow the conversation, and join in if you like, in the comments section on that post!
Posted by jodi on May 26, 2012 at 7.40pm
May 23, 2012
The building my office is in was broken into late Monday night, and here is a bit of the mess they left of my ink cabinet. I’m lucky, because my stuff is all totally worthless to the kind of person looking to make quick cash at the pawn shop (not much trade in old printing presses, opened cans of ink and half finished sewing projects). All they did in my office was make a mess. Housemates lost computers, cameras, a phone, vintage hockey cards, cash. All the liquor from the restaurant bar downstairs. Plus an expensive glass door smashed to bits, plus at least one wooden interior door original to the hundred year old house (my door) blasted into splinters.
It’s unsettling. I know I am lucky that I don’t keep the sorts of things people value in my office. I feel terrible for the people who did lose valuable things, and valuable work files. But even with just a relatively minor mess to clean up, everything picked up and put back where it belongs feels a little strange because somebody rifled through it, evaluated it, discarded it.
cross-posted to my tumblr because it’s lazy-time
I take a little pleasure in knowing how much of the burglars’ time was wasted going through my stuff. Every drawer could have had cash in it, or a tablet computer, but instead was just more zippers. More thread! WTF, pencils??? Hah.
Posted by jodi on May 23, 2012 at 9.24pm
May 19, 2012
Wyandotte Street window reflections and writing. Somebody apparently felt the need to tell the whole neighbourhood about their bad gas.
Taken with the Harinezumi digital.
Posted by jodi on May 19, 2012 at 9.45am
May 17, 2012
There’s road construction going on outside my office window, and while printing and sewing aren’t activities that require silence, I’m unable to draw while listening to the vehicles moving to and fro all day. I’ve also decided to move my studio back into our home in a few months, and to get to work renovating the attic into a workable studio. Since we’ve recently become half-empty-nesters again, I’ve set up a temporary work space in the newly vacated spare bedroom. To cover up the very ugly walls (which we never painted or fixed when we bought the house) I had a National Geographic cutting party, and put up a pile of reference images to supplement my wall of photocopied source material. Medieval monsters, animals, hands, beautiful faces, elaborate headdresses, masks, ruffly things, cephalopods, bodhisattvas, mushrooms, Elizabeth II in a ridiculous hat and a bunny. I think that’s all I need.
Posted by jodi on May 17, 2012 at 8.21pm
May 14, 2012
Detroit, Michigan: April 28, 2012. Taken with the Harinezumi digital.
Posted by jodi on May 14, 2012 at 8.09pm
May 10, 2012
Posted by jodi on May 10, 2012 at 9.04am
May 9, 2012
Peter bought me this bonefolder in the early days of our relationship, during a time when I was living in a tiny, cramped bachelor apartment and working for a petty tyrant and cranking out little leather bound books like a sweaty, desperate machine in my messy little bedroom/living room with woefully inadequate tools. It may seem like a small thing but at the time, having this long slim piece of bone show up in my mailbox was the best present ever. It’s still the best present ever.
I have several bone folders of different shapes and sizes in my studio now, but this one is still my favourite; its pores are filled with leather dye, printing ink, glue and the sweat of almost twenty years of hard work.
Soon I am going to get a portrait tattoo of my bonefolder along the bottom of my right forearm, actual size.
Posted by jodi on May 9, 2012 at 8.22pm
May 6, 2012
Lizard body bird leg lady with antlers. In progress, drawing for my upcoming show in Kingsville.
Posted by jodi on May 6, 2012 at 11.26am
May 4, 2012
Wyandotte Street storefront diamonds, Windsor, Ontario.
Posted by jodi on May 4, 2012 at 9.15am