San Francisco Green Chili Kitchen Tamales


#174/365 Paintings

I feel very lucky to live just a block away from Green Chili Kitchen’s New Mexican style cuisine. My girlfriend’s and I made a spontaneous stop there on the way Centro Bistro Parc for my final (whew!) birthday party of the week. The margarita’s were amazing, but these Tamales I could easily live on. Handmade/homemade corn tortillas, vegan sweet potato and pork or chicken. With the roasted (not too hot) chili peppers and guacamole quesadilla’s, we were in girl party heaven. Across the street is Chili Pies by the same owner. The chocolate pecan is on my list if I can fit one more thing into my stomach. These two restaurants are in a constant state of buzz and good feeling. When my birthday was mentioned they boisterously took 15% off the bill. That’s the spirit!


It’s the “I don’t give a rat’s butt about apple pie!” Apple Pie.


#173/365 Paintings

It’s true. After Birthday party number 5 I never wanted to see another morsel of food again, much less paint it. Even my toes bulge out of my socks right now and the rabbits are leaving a bit of carrot for me after their breakfast. It’s the only safe food.

But alas, here is a very bright colored Apple Pie. And it is summer, so for you… here is a sweet recipe. In fact it’s a video recipe.


Project Notes: I wondered when it would happen. When I would hit the wall and want a nice long break from painting. I’m there. Taking weekends off is a good start. But why couldn’t I have titled this project 365 painting minus 76 because I’m wobbly human? Silly, silly, silly redhead. Deep breath. It’s a process.

Bottles of Liquid Good Feelings


#172/365 Paintings

Do you see the wine goblet glasses behind these bottles? I call them stage hands. They hang out in the background working hard for the stars of the show. Without them the wine bottles would simply be wine in a bottle. With them, people and good feelings take center stage. I like that.