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I submit to you two versions of my Picture’s Worth for this week’s submission. While I know my brother will like the first quote I chose, I decided to make him his own special version with a quote from Banksy.
The original version:
and the one for Bill:
Not sure where this came from this week…
Childhood you’ve stomped
Through my life; twice
I’ve lost you and promises
Say you’ll leave again. Waltzing
Through, stirring up the ballroom,
And leaving faster than Cinderella,
On the mother who’s just
Getting started. One day, you’re
Crying, needing every thing,
Clinging to sweaters
When I try to leave.
Lasso that moment
And the moon. I’ll read
Love You Forever
One more time
Before your shoe
Behind you as you run.
Pumpkin 3 Bean Chili
Culinary arts continuation…
2 yellow peppers, diced
1 ¼ c onion, chopped
½ c shallot, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 can 100% pumpkin (Don’t use the pie filling. It makes it runny.)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
1 can chick peas, rinsed
3 c vegetable stock
3 tsp chili powder
3 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp Italian seasonings (mixed oregano, basil, parsley)
sea salt and white pepper to taste
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1/2 cup dry Sherry
3 to 4 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
Sour cream and coarsely chopped lightly toasted pumpkin seeds
In a 6-quart heavy kettle cook onion, yellow peppers, shallot, garlic, and spices in butter over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is softened and beginning to brown. Stir in beans and tomatoes. Stir in broth, pumpkin, and Sherry until combined and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes, or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Just before serving, add vinegar and simmer soup, stirring, until heated through.
Serve soup garnished with sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds. It’s very easy to make. The Sherry vinegar is an absolute necessity! Wanna get really fancy and super duper impressive? Serve it in a hollowed out pumpkin.
This started 3 years ago from two other recipes. It keeps evolving. I’ve varied the spices here, too. It called for parsley. I couldn’t care less about parsley, so I put in the mixed Italian seasonings that I had on hand. The original recipe did not have cayenne, red pepper or cinnamon. Nutmeg would probably be nice, too. If you add meat, subtract one can of beans and one of the peppers.
lalalalalalala I dont want to talk about it – enjoy
The sweetest taste
Sweet amber dust dips on the night
Rolls down the streets to that room
There in the dusted sunlight
Where books are stacked and papers drape over piles and hide under furrowed scratches of lovers tongues through hands met, paper, steadied by present thought through finger tip there and only there lay seen by any other then the heart, these want desires these longings for the time when cheek is pressed against neck, tongue against heat that reaches to your ear and softly whispers lover I am here these fevered scribbles lay open fading in the sunlight against the paper as the intensity of truths meet with the sun each morning in the garden and insist that the flowers bloom the same intensity that forges every river, the same drive that tempts the water onward to carve and caress to possess each thing in its path, to offer up its watery home, the same drive that blazes the fire the same want that urges it to die when deprived and stripped of its oxygen – the love that lays on those willowing papers the same love that I fear walks with me each step I take home the same love that denies me breath if not to breathe each breath taking in you
I recently picked up a copy of Daz 3d Studio 4 rendering software (the basic version is available for free). I’ve dabbled with Poser, Bryce and 3D Studio Max a bit in the past, but I found the early versions I used to be clunky and difficult to learn. Daz Studio uses a feature set very similar to Poser 4, with an interface that is relatively simple to learn for anyone with experience with Photoshop or other graphic editing tools. I’m not one for reading software manuals, so I decided to jump right in and cut my teeth on 3D rendering with a few TGAP submissions.
For this week’s submission, as I did in week 27 and 28, I just tinkered with some figures in Daz, added color/texture/lighting/shading effects in Photoshop, and created a quick background for the figures to create some desktop wallpaper. As I become more comfortable with the software, I would like to take a stab at rendering full 3D scenes, and eventually animation.