Rochester Public Market

Shea and I have been meaning to get to the market for months now, but every Saturday the temptation to sleep in has won. Finally we made ourselves get up and go.
I haven’t exactly seen that many farmer’s markets so I don’t have much to compare this place to, but I think it is excellent. There are so many different good smells and things to buy and I love the produce sellers yelling out their latest deals, trying to one-up each other.

My favorite Public Market items are the dairy products, produce, fresh baked breads, and spices. So far it’s the only place I’ve ever managed to find cream-on-top milk, which is soooo good. The same tent sells kefir, goat milk, yogurt, and smoothies.
Today was a little chilly, so we didn’t take as much time looking as we would have liked, but here is our haul:
 Maple yogurt, hickory smoke flavor, strip steaks (3 for $10), delicious tomatoes for me ($3 for a bucket), the creamy milk, and some goat milk kefir. When the weather gets a little warmer, I’d like to go back every week for fruits and veggies, cider, baked goods, fish, and flowers.

Glass Flowers

The glass flowers Shea and I made during our trip to the Corning Museum of Glass have arrived!
Here is Shea’s:

Here is mine:

 So cool.


Fresh, homemade pesto made with hickory smoked cheddar on Italian bread. I think I could eat the whole loaf this way.

Bits of my Life

Vector Drawing

I got to learn a new form of art making recently. It’s fun, and I imagine it will come in handy. I learned just a bit of vector drawing in my materials class, and used it for my first project.

I mostly just wanted to get a lot of practice with subjects I like, but the project required a theme of documenting or mapping yourself. The professor suggested documenting what you ate, what you thought, what you did, etc. or collecting objects that were significant to your life. I chose to take a picture of my cats every time I saw them over the course of two days and use the photos to create vector drawings. There are 20 in the series and they all include the time they were taken. I’m not really thrilled with the project conceptually but it was an adventure into a new technique, and quite fun. The full series can be seen here.

Here are some of my favorites:

Returning to Blogger

Well, it looks like I'm going to be returning to this blog after all. I love having my blog integrated with alyssa-mae.com, but unfortunately there are just too many limitations. Sometimes posts don't appear, sometimes photos are redistributed in the rss feed, and I have to manually add in comment sections if I want them. Also, I can only blog from one computer. I just need the flexibility of blogger. So I'm back! I'll be re-posting the entries I had made in my iWeb today.