Saturday, January 12, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

word origin calendar

our word of the day brought to you by friends who sent me a 2019 word origin calendar for the holidays.  today's word is sriracha (otherwise known as the wonderfully addictive hot sauce in my pantry).

this hot pepper sauce, bright red and spicy, takes its name from the Thai city Si Racha, famed for its seafood.  the sauce was first developed as an accompaniment for shellfish.  the city's name, in turn, is taken from that of a sanskrit text honoring an ancient lord, or si; Thai lacks the "sr" consonantal union, which accounts for the alternate spelling.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

bob, the bobble head

we interrupt the serious and otherwise philosophical resolutions of the new year with this blurb of shallowness...

it's been a long time since i received or enjoyed a toy more! i didn't even know they made bob ross bobble heads!?

when you press the button, his real voice gives you a different art encouragement.

what could be better...ok, maybe a lot of things, but it's always good to laugh!


Sunday, January 6, 2019

tikkun olam

i wanted this to be the first piece signed 2019.

Tikkun Olam in Hebrew means "healing the world" in terms of being present, one moment and person at a time.