Bohemian! What in the world is she talking about?
I decided to look it up in the dictionary; maybe I didn’t understand the true meaning of the word. ……”a person, such as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.”
Yep, that is what I thought it meant. But me, living without regard for conventional rules and practices? Somehow, I just don’t think the shoe fits. But then again, maybe I need to take a long look in the mirror…………. Maybe I need to change some things about myself. Could I possibly be walking on a fine line, trying to not be either a “normal” person or a “bohemian”? Hmmmm, something to ponder. I'm thinking maybe my little 92 year old mother knows me better than I know myself. I will be studying this question at greater length....
.So, now for the great evening! First Fridays are so fun, particularly when you have one or more artist friends showing their art in the wonderful galleries. This month I had many artist friends exhibiting! David Gross and I had a full evening planned!
|Ada Koch and her newest painting|
Next David and I walked to The Outpost, and media production center that had turned their space over to some of the artists from the Paola area. Included in the show were 3 of David’s watercolors. They looked stunning! Peter Brunke had several of his paintings there also, always bright, colorful and fun.
|Kristin Goering and her Kansas Landscape Triptych|
|l to r...me, Winnie Davis, Audrey Benskin and Ada Koch|
4 of the 7 Somerset Ridge Painters
|Majo! aka Maria Johnson|
Our Maria was featured on a television program on channel 10, KSMO. This program features Spanish speaking people who have made a difference in our world. The Dwyers turned off the music, turned all of the televisions (4) to channel 10 and hooked the audio into the sound system. As we sat and waited, surrounding tables also waited, not leaving even though they were finished with their dinner! As the program came on, the entire room became still…even those at the bar! Before we knew it, there was beautiful Maria giving the interviewer a tour of her studio and explaining the importance of her home in her paintings. Cheers went up throughout Café Al Dente! Majo strikes again! The star of the evening!
It was a very good evening! My heartiest congratulations to all of the artists!
Maria had one disappointing moment last night. Café Al Dente ran out of Alfreddo Sauce right before we arrived! So, for Maria, here is my favorite recipe, no cream cheese in this one! This is truly authentic!
This delicious pasta recipe is courtsey of Russell Bellanca from Alfredo of Rome.
Fettuccine Alfredo Serves 2 to 4
1 pound fettuccine
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt; return to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook until al dente according to package directions.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, cheese, and pepper until mixture becomes smooth, about 5 minutes.
3. Drain fettuccine, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water. Toss fettuccine with cheese mixture and reserved cooking water until completely incorporated. Serve immediately with additional cheese sprinkled on top, if desired.