Friday, August 14, 2009


Look what greeted me yesterday in the bottom of a tray? I had rusted some copper squares. I will be doing something with the photos I took and the gorgeous rusted squares. Wish I could paint an abstract as well as nature gifted me with; course if it weren't for the vinegar this wouldn't have existed.

R. and I have date-night on Thursdays and usually go out to dinner but once-in-awhile a change is nice. I can't remember the last time I sat in a theater to see a movie, Netflix is great! but we couldn't resist seeing "Julie & Julia." For eons, it seems, that I have been fascinated by Julia's life and how she helped shape the interest of cuisine in this country. Without people like her where would we be? I'm a huge fan of dining on excellent food. The movie was very enjoyable, just wish more time had been spent with Julia than Julie, but it is Julie's story after all. I found the original blog that Julie started in 2002, her newest blog is on blogspot under her name Julie Powell. It'll take me a long time to get through the first blog, but so far it's been a fun read. I took a look at J. Powell's book at the bookstore last week and think that I'll enjoy the blog rather than reading the book.

I have read "My life in France" by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme. She and her husband were a great team.

Quotes: "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." "The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." "Life itself is the proper binge." "Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours work for two minutes enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet." Julia Child


ART*ticulation said...

Gail thanks for sharing this tray it's to die for. WOW how would I love to be able to walk out on my balcony and see that gem.

Doreen K. said...

ooooh, That is beautiful. The colors are awesome!! Maybe you could also photo transfer that to fabric and embellish from there.
Wow, I love it.

queenopearls said...

I can't wait to see the prints from this tray! Love the patina and rust colors.

Val Foster said...

Oh my, I love this. Such cool colors and textures. Yes, vinegar is great stuff, isn't it? I haven't done any rusting in so long. Although I still have a great stash of rusted fabric, which doesn't seem to be deteriorating at all. I never sealed or coated them with anything. I should use some of that fabric.

La Dolce Vita said...

Bravo!! I loved this post, everything from the rusty find to the book and new movie. I adored Julia's book and read it twice! the quotes were fabulous! thank you!!

Seth said...

What a nice surprise!!