Oct 2, 2017
oil on panel, 8"x8"
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I got home and took a shower while Jose was making fideo (aka delicious Mexican goodness). When I got out and sat down to paint, I heard a huge *bang* from the kitchen.
A bag of popcorn kernels fell from the top pantry on the stovetop, all over the kitchen floor, into the living room, inside the refrigerator.. AND inside the pan cooking the fideo.
I got up, started cleaning the floor right away (I mean, poor guy was so bummed that his fideo was ruined) and opened up a bottle of pinot noir from Christopher Creek Love Vineyard. Knowing that we wouldn't be able to pick out every kernel from the cast iron pan cooking the fideo, we ordered pizza from Amici's.
I gave myself the delivery time from placement of the order to when the order arrived at our front gate to paint this next painting. And what is more appropriate than painting the bottle of the stunning pinot noir from Christopher Creek for today's work?
The bottle reminds me of beautiful times with beautiful friends in the beautiful Russian River Valley drinking beautiful wine. We were saving this bottle for a special moment, and honestly, what is more special than opening a bottle of deliciously deep pinot noir than when you "eff up" and spill kernels all over the tiny 350 square foot apartment?
Life is all about what you make it, and I'm slowly but surely learning this. Our night could've been completely ruined, but we decided to turn it into a night with delicately amazing pinot noir and delivered pizza over HBO.
What could be more precious than that? It really is all about what you make it, and I want to make my life beautiful, even if everything decides to go to crap.
Cheers, darling readers.