Saturday, November 29, 2008


110 Albany Turnpike
The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Canton, CT
(Across from Blue Tulip,
in the old Hollywood Video store)

The storefront . . . .The crowd . . . .
Colorful Scandinavian-style fabrics . . . .
made by Swedish artist Pia Sjolin . . . .Ceramic sculpture by artist Julie Palmer
(and on my Christmas wish list this year . . . .)
More by the very talented Julie Palmer . . . .
Oil on canvas by artist Cathy Doocy . . . .
Encaustic on wood by artist Julia Fosson
(who is going to teach me how to paint with encaustics . . . .)
Another by artist Julia Fosson . . . .
The work of artists Patricia Carrigan (l) and Janice LaMotta (r) . . . .
Open 7 days a week

Mon - Sat, 10 am - 9 pm
Sundays, 12 noon - 6 pm
Christmas Eve, 10 am - 5 pm

December 26th - January 6th
Mon - Sat, 10 am - 8 pm
Sundays, 12 noon - 5 pm

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Faux Painting: Ragrolled Bathroom

Bathroom I painted today, in a yummy warm color
called Roman Ochre:

Wearing my safety gloves . . . .
this is one of those rare occassions where I had to use oil/alkyd based paints.

I always recommend painting bathrooms in warm skin tones,
because as you can see, the warm skin tone colors will reflect onto
your own skin and your skin will look radiantly healthy.

Even (or maybe even especially) when you are nude . . . .

So . . . . a very sexy color for a bathroom with a hot tub.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Anti-Cancer Treatments: Avocado

I happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE avocados . . . .

My two favorite sandwiches in the world are avocado and/or tomato sandwiches on sprouted bread with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, and a little bit of spicy mustard.

I crave avocados.

Now researchers are saying that nutrients found in avocados may help combat oral cancer:

Avocados Linked to Cutting Oral Cancer

Avocados Prove Fruitful in Fighting Oral Cancer

Avocados and Cancer: Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin E, Magnesium

10 Health Benefits of Avocados

Avocados also contain glutathione, an important antioxidant for preventing cancer.

And did you know that an avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable?

Also, I think I may have just finally found the right dentist for me. A dentist who just told me that he eats about six avocados a day. He was eating avocado when I walked into his office. How cool is that?

He doesn't use nickel.

And my first visit with him was only $45 . . . . wholly guacamole!

Now that's what I'm talking about.