Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pretty Pretty Flowers

I went to the Cleveland Museum of Art and found this painting by Piet Mondrian of a chrysanthemum. I loved the outlining of the peddles and the muted color scheme.

So I decided I needed to paint one too. I painted a dahlia instead and used crackle in the background.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Break

Fall break is such a good idea. Just as the weather is cooling off, the leaves are beginning to change, and the long research block if over, Cleveland Clinic gives their first and second years a whole week off.

The Cleveland Zoo is free on Mondays so we went with our neighbors.

We spent some relaxing time reading. Although it's hard to be relaxed while reading The Hunger Games.

We drove a couple of hours to the Ikea in Pittsburgh to buy a dresser and some meatballs.

Plenty of time was spent playing with Charlie.

We went out to eat at The Melt. It's a famous grilled cheese sandwich restaurant. Go look it up on Man v. Food.

And of course we cooked. We tried some new recipes and I even made a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin. Let's just say it was so good I've already made it twice. :)