Yesterday I looked through my Scotland photos to find something paintable. I did print out a couple of things, but mostly I just oohed and aahed over Scotland. It was difficult to concentrate on paintable photos when I was busy reminiscing. Then I decided to post a photo so that my readers could enjoy Scotland again, but the photos were way to large. This gave me incentive to try an download Picasa - again. Because of the movies in my files, it took forever. Each time Picasa came to video, it stopped. Eventually I waded through the whole shebang and got 'er done. I was able to make the photo smaller and upload it. Ooh - Aah!
Although I had an art class, I did not get much painting done yesterday.
Toby and I have been on a pizza kick. We are looking for a good crust recipe. We got a recipe off of the Internet - it was okay, but nothing to write home about. Toby kneaded the dough and tried to spread it out on the pizza board. He shaped the pizza into something like a map of the USA, but he called it a "Sicily pizza." After he spread it so thin that it had several holes in it and patches, I couldn't stand it any more. I tried to let him do his thang (he has certain ideas of how he wants his pizza), but it made me crazy - patience was never one of my strong points. As he stretched and patched the dough, I finally had to say, "Stop it. Roll it into a ball. Now give it to me." I proceeded to show him how to work the dough - years of pottery making gives me an advantage. Then I gave the dough back to him and let him stretch it out way to thin again. Next we tried pre-made dough bought in the store. It was tasty, but not great. It was much easier and faster - I'm all about fast, easy, and cheap. We each took one small pre-made pizza dough and put our own toppings on it. We both used cilantro pesto that I made, but different toppings. I do have to admit that Toby's was the best.
Yesterday was actually a nice day - a bit breezy, but not howling winds as we have had. We got out the bikes and did a little eight mile ride. I was huffing and puffing up those Oklahoma hills. It was a good ride - something to balance all that pizza.