drawing a day ~ week 28 Originally uploaded by dressform.
i thought i was going to announce a mini-vacation from the drawings... IF things had gone according to plan we'd be in a car driving our little hearts out to new mexico.... but hubby got the flu. bad.... and thus our vacation away is turning into vacation of movie watching at home! i'm a little sad [was looking forward to really playing with the camera], but also slightly relieved [long drive]. so instead... one week of rest and maybe some house projects. [living room still needs to be painted]
didn't go too crazy w/ pics in LA.... here are two from the freeway [so LA] the first one is my attempt to make the traffic disappear [you can see it better on flickr]
so.... karen crustacean was EXCELLENT! i had halibut [served w/ tomatoes, onions and mushrooms in a brown sauce that wasn't just soy/ginger] and shared garlic noodles w/ my pop. the garlic noodles are really amazing there. i'm not sure how they infuse so much garlic goodness into chow mein noodles.... and the lobster/mago salad was pretty amazing too. part of what is so nice about that place is the ambiance. the interior is unusual [lots of teak wood and asian screens] and there's the koi pond that you get to walk over [literally - it has thick plexi so you walk on top of this mini stream]....
uh... where was i?? this week's drawings... i sort of like the flow of the week... back and forth between minimal and layered. couldn't make up my mind.... wendy thanks for letting me steal your wings!!!
oh! the other reason i was in LA was to help celebrate the opening of my friend's gallery: the walter maciel gallery . this has been his dream for such a long time [we used to work together eons ago]. i am so so happy for him! [and if you care - i designed his logo :) ]
the funniest moment was when these purple people showed up. yeah. in purple from head to toe! jan, unfortunately the alphabet show was not open for me to check out! so instead we went to mitsuwa . japanese snack heaven!!
oh! the other thing i'll do this week is read! getting into white city pretty hard. it's funny how it made me realize that i take elevators for granted! and dr.holmes.... eeeeeewwwwwww and he hasn't even done anything yet. i keep reminding myself that this is a TRUE story....