I wasn’t up for too much time in the heat today (close to 90 degrees on Cape Cod today). I did however want to straighten up our little shed and create a space where I could do some sewing this summer. I’m working on a fashion show (STRUT, part of the South End Art Hop, Burlington, Vermont September 11th-12th) and I wanted some of my inspirations to be visible. I wanted the space to feel like the dressing room of a silent film star…elegant, a fainting couch, a chandelier perhaps, velvet and silk and very sensual. However, it’s challenging with the fridge, boogie boards, beach chairs and tools. I did the best I could today. I’m satisfied with the improvement and out of the heat now.
The clipping is from Paul Theroux, a travel writer who lives in Cape Cod. He’s speaking in Provincetown, Mass this Thursday evening. I don’t think I’ll pull off getting to see him, but I really liked his answer to:
What one thing does every educated person need to know?
“That mankind is an invasive species on a fragile planet.” Indeed.
Sunset on the deck.
I made an easy pizza dough with beer (I used a can of Miller Lite). Quick rise yeast. One half a can of beer. Sugar to activate yeast. Two cups of flour and a pinch of salt. I let it raise for a few hours and once again before I put it in the oven. It was the best, crispiest dough I’ve ever made.