Onward

I am no artist. That is for sure. I must also admit that the blank canvas was very intimidating. If someone else had put paint to it before me, I think I would have been fine. I walked around it, I touched it, I pondered on it but I just could not bring myself to pick up a paintbrush. After a few hours of this, I decided to skip the paintbrush and use my fingers instead. I have never done finger-painting before and it is very liberating! I was not necessarily impressed or convinced with the results but my worst and best critic gave me a thumbs up, so this is it!

I met Jen and Kitt, two totally awesome women, for lunch today and to hand over the Traveling NaBloWriMo Masterpiece to one of them. They dueled with swords and words while I referreed and Jen must have won because she went home with it. The masterpiece is now up in the mountains - in Nederland, Colorado, also home to the Frozen Dead Guy. Seriously, it is.


So yeah, we ate at The Kitchen. If you missed Jen's post on the Community Night at The Kitchen, you missed a great deal more than a review of a truly green restaurant in downtown Boulder. Go read Jen's post as she explains how she takes pictures in a restaurant.

Kitt came with the cutest pumpkin candles for Jen and I

Once our food arrived, we each pulled out our cameras and moved our plates to the center of the table because after all, that is the most natural thing to do. The light was not great even though we chose the better of the two tables that were offered to us. You will, no doubt, see better pictures from Jen but here are some of my attempts. I forgot to adjust my WB and I can't shoot RAW because my computer has been freezing up when I try to import pics in the RAW format. And my hand was not particularly steady today.

The yummy fare at The Kitchen, Pearl Street, Boulder

Bloggers in action


I had a delicious grilled veggie sandwich with layers of grilled eggplant, squash and mozarella cheese with the best potato salad I have ever eaten. Jen had the crab salad with avocado and lime and Kitt had terrine with dijon, cornichons & toast. The food definitely did not disappoint! I carried half my sandwich home as I am trying to train my stomach to learn that I do not need to feel stuffed in order for my mind to understand that I am no longer hungry. Kitt said that the remaining half would probably be good for another meal for me; it sure was, but not for me. It was wolfed down as soon as I got home and received a second seal of approval from my husband! We shared a Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

The Traveling NaBloWriMo Masterpiece will wend its way to Denver from Nederland, with a brief stop at Seriously Wonderful, once we figure out the logistics. I am still waiting for a couple more bloggers to respond, after which I will try to map out the best possible route to send the canvas on its way.

So woohoo! It's on its way!

16 comments:

Priya said...

woohoo! Awesome job Manisha, with the project, the painting......and NaBloWriMo :P

Kitt said...

Fun fun fun! was had by all. Great to meet you in person at last. Thanks for your artful introduction!

Anjali said...

You guys are sure on a fun roll!

Anita said...

What fun you had!

You, OMG, forgot to adjust WB?! [I'm feeling a little faint].

Jen Yu said...

thanks for a great time, dear. i will do my best to put something interesting on canvas soon. shall we meet up again for another hand off?

Deepika said...

Hi Manisha, I'm just a stranger who's very glad to have come across your blog. You write through your heart and it's a pleasure to read your posts :-).

sunita said...

You girls are having so much fun :-)...you've done a good job with the canvas :-)

Purnima said...

The FP rocks..that corner sure is colorful! Wow..'not-so-interesting' met up with blogger frnz..hmmm :D It sure must hv been exciting!

Meera said...

I loved that painting. Looks like you girls had a great time.

Beatrice said...

I just found your blog through Kitt's write-up of your lunch. I'm looking forward to digging through the archives, and reading future posts.

Betts said...

I think what you did is beautiful, and it's such a great idea. I'm jealous of your lunch. Wish I lived closer... or you did.

Siri said...

Beautiful painting Manisha!..I am so sorry for responding so late!! I would love to be a part of this project. But, I am no longer in NaBloWriMo (thanks to my hective work schedule!)..:( I hope its ok! Please do let me know..:)

Cheers,
Siri

musical said...

That looks like loads of fun! Eggplant sandwiches are my favorite!! Is that a "patang" on the canvas? It looks very beautiful!

Pelicano said...

You. Forgot. To adjust. The WB.

Made my day alrighty!

:-D

Nirmala said...

The hand painting is truly wonderful. And wow u girls had such a nice time! The pumpkin candles are too good!

Rachna said...

:( awww i wanna be part of this paining, now i really regret not reading IFR :(