We went for lunch at Hell's Kitchen in Downtown Minneapolis. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and the walls were covered in interesting art. The food is prepared with fresh, organic ingredients. We shared a garden salad with homemade blue cheese (for TOM) and a walnut vinaigrette (for me) and a grilled chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries. The fries did not need ketchup, but the bottle of homemade on the table was terrific. Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience...and it was warm too; a nice change from the cold outside. We also had the daily mystery dessert. Check it out if you are ever downtown MPLS.
I haven't been painting much since I had my drawing class, as I have been focused on that. But this weekend was my DIL's bday and I wanted to add a personal touch to her gift. She likes yellow and I like flowers, so this is what i came up with. This little work is a prime example of not planning your work. I had sketched out the larger flowers, but did not consider the foreground in the plan so the perspective is not correct. Anyway, she's getting a barbara original along with a pair of cozy, warm boots.