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Thank you summer4soul for my award! I am truly grateful for your recognition. I have made an about turn, for now,  on my posting of awards and playing along with the “chain” of nominations. I simply can’t keep up with it and am selfish and only want to post what I want.  Blah, so there you go — I said it. I have indulged my impatience for the daunting process of the awards game. I am not ungrateful, just lazy. I’d rather spend my time with quick posts or the original reason I started this blog– to showcase and discuss Food, Art and Poetry.

So for now I bow down to the blogging award gods and goddesses, and bid you farewell and happy blogging! 

Yum Food!! Yum Art!!

 

Inside the Artist's Mind

Thanks fellow blogger for my award! But I’m too lazy to play along…

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There are things that seem
never
to get done
but who cares when
I’ve waited
for you to finally come
back to me
never knowing when
that moment will arise.

Blue jays screech
in the background
reminding me to do the laundry
sweep the floors and
wash the breakfast dishes
as I teeter on this precipice
this crazy lit up place
clinging to your essence
I won’t let you go, just yet.

chores can wait
chores are boring
chores will always be there

Finally, the jays have flown off
a distant caw scratches into the breeze
now I feel this day is ours
remember the ease of this
I will.

The dog sleeps next to me
on the chair as I struggle
to peck out every word
every seed, every kernel
of thought, as I gather them
and place this story in my head.

Bit by bit, and sound by sound
I grip my brow and
wonder where you went
as fleeting as the blue jay
your incessant screeching
lingers off…
into the soft powdered haze
of this hot Florida day
alone again and waiting
for your next visit.

The vacuum hisses
and screams
sucking dust
off the floor
as the dog
convulses
and whimpers
from his daytime
nightmare.

© [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, artwork, or photo’s without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Inside the Artist's Mind

Chores are Boring

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Coconuts aren’t for everybody but in my house we love them. Coconuts are versatile and delicious. Crack them open with a hammer to expose the white flesh and harvest the coconut meat for all your scrumptious recipes. I like to use them in my impromptu curried vegetable dishes.

First I roast them in the oven for an even nuttier flavor. I then mince them into teenie, tiny pieces, and throw them into my many (mostly veggie) stir fry’s and curries, creating a fragrant and rich flavor. Coconuts are sweet and nutty with lots of nutritious oils in them.

Here is a Wikipedia link to tell you all about this incredible, versatile, and healthy fruit (often mistaken for a nut):  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut

Yum Food! Yum Art!

© [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, artwork, or photo’s without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Food

The Incredible Coconut

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This is a great way to start the morning at the Farmer ‘s Market. So Good!!

Yum Food!!  Yum Art!!

© [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, artwork, or photo’s without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Inside the Artist's Mind

BLT anyone? How ’bout Grouper with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato!

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Art, Artist, Transgender artist

Ying Yang art

I am of the belief that creating art is a very personal experience; as is the viewing of art. This “Ying Yang series”  of oil pastels that   I’ve created came from my personal experience that with everything I do,  feel,  or participate in as a human being,  there is a keen awareness  of my opposite or alter ego —  my shadow-self or spirit.  I believe that we are never alone and we can always tap into this subtle energy —  or spirit —  of ourselves to learn more about who we are (or just to have some fun with).

©Jay Mora-Shihadeh

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