Announcing a new Drawing Challenge : Liminal, plus a little brain food

November 2, 2015


Yesterday I felt the liminality of the day. The air was thick with transition. It felt like I was standing on the threshold of seasonal change.

I thought about the liminality of every day and when that happens for me. The above image is one of about 60 but one which got into a project I did a few years ago, to construct and develop and publish a 24 hour 24 page zine. I’m imensly proud of that body of work , but I remember feeling the liminality contemplating the project. I suppose that’s where the breakthroughs come from, from that feeling of being on the edge, on the threshold of figuring things out.

I popped over to our Rose and decided to call a new drawing challenge: liminal. Won’t you join us in stepping over the threshold?

As usual, just leave me a comment with your blog address and I will link to everybody Friday Nov 6th, and we’ll all have a visit over the weekend.

In already are: Ariane, Melodye and Nadine.

And, in case you need some super extra brain power, here’s a quick and easy recipe for kale chips:

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Go get some kale! Mine is from my garden. Easy as pie and cheep and chips to grow, but oh, so much better for you.
Kale contains powerful phytochemicals and antioxidants, and high amounts of vitamin C. Ounce for ounce, it contains more calcium than milk, and is more easily absorbed and more bioavailable.

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Pick a few leaves, wash them, shake them around in a towel, or that salad spinner thing, to dry.

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Tear the leafy bits off the hard stems, get a scant teaspoon of good olive oil and a bit of sea salt to your taste.

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And spread the olive oil all over the leafy bits. Actually, the best way to do this is to pour the oil on your clean hands and toss the leaves with your oily hands. Then spread them on a baking tray (try not to crowd them), sprinkle a little salt over, and bake at 300F/150C/gas mark 2 for about 8 minutes.

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Try one to make sure they’re delicious, put the rest into a bowl and immediately lose the chips to any hungry children that happen to be around. Oh well, repeat! 😀

Trouble in paradise
The king sparrow

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  • Reply Tammie November 2, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    just last night i was thinking that it was the beginning of winter
    even though that is suppose to be winter solstice
    So I also am feeling we have crossed a threshold.
    I have no idea what I will share, but I would like to join you.
    Thank you for the kale chip recipe, seems so simple and yummy

    • Reply Veronica November 3, 2015 at 6:03 am

      I’m so glad Tammie. I love seeing your art. 😀

  • Reply sarah November 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    We love kale chips, although try not to eat as many as we’d like because too much kale isn’t very good for you. It’s a fresh new summer here and the change is very obvious in the air and the sheen of the grass.

    • Reply Veronica November 3, 2015 at 6:02 am

      It’s lovely! If ever I need a good blast of summer I can some visit you and a few other friends on the other side of the ol’ globe. 😀

  • Reply Lucia November 3, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Dear Veronica, I am in. Thank you.

    • Reply Veronica November 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

      Hooray! 😀

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson November 3, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Hi Veronica. I’m in, too.

    • Reply Melodye Shore November 7, 2015 at 3:59 am

      I dropped by this morning to see yours, Sharmon, and while it’s not posted yet, I marveled at “Sacrament.” Not sure I *want* to ascribe meaning to it–it’s beautiful, as-is.

  • Reply tinyWOOLF November 3, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    great stuff your chips, and even greater that zine of yours and your magical drawers, v. i’m sure your weekend treat will be every bit as tasty. yes, expect me to drop in!! n?

  • Reply daryledelstein November 4, 2015 at 5:24 am


  • Reply missherzfrisch November 5, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Dear Veronica, I feel the same … it feels like autumn with its wonderful colours is preparing us for the long winter time.
    Please count me in.

    • Reply Melodye Shore November 7, 2015 at 4:03 am

      Sabine, I’m so sorry that I’ve lost track of your website address. Will you please share it again, so that I can ooooh and ahhhhh over your art challenge response? Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply eric November 6, 2015 at 1:32 am

    You may count me in. I think I got something:) – eric

    • Reply Melodye Shore November 7, 2015 at 4:01 am

      Looking forward to it, Eric! Meantime, I had another opportunity to see Cerulean. Probably my favorite color.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm November 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I have to stop saying this .. But you are so clever! Love your man in red. And your beautiful images. Hugs V

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