Thursday, September 27, 2012
Some friends and former students of mine have a really great project that just needs a little more cash to get off the ground. It is a collective of short comic stories in graphic novel anthology format. They will be using it to pitch their talents at the upcoming CTN Animation Expo. Check out their "Reality Not Included" comic anthology Kickstarter funding pitch here. This is a very talented group of creative people. I have had the chance to get to know many of them in my classes at BYU and I can attest that they are going places. Any support you can give is appreciated and you'll get some pretty cool swag for your cash.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
|Newbold's Salsa- 2012|
Life Needs Salsa
(aka Layton's Salsa)
18 cups of peeled chopped tomatoes
7 1/2 cups of diced green peppers
2 1/4 cups diced Anaheim or Jalapeno peppers ( I used 2 1/4 cups Anaheim + 2 jalapenos- seeded. Adjust the heat to your taste)
7 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 cup +2 T white vinegar
4 1/2 T non-iodized salt
7-8 large cloves of minced garlic (more if desired- we used 10)
1 1/2 T ground black pepper
3/4 t garlic powder
In a large pot, simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes, stirring frequently. We use the pot of our pressure canner which is the largest pot we own, but a 10-12 quart large stock pot would work great.
After simmering add:
3/4 cup dried onion flakes
4-5 cans of tomato paste (we used four and it was thick enough)
Simmer another 10 minutes then add:
3/4 bunch of chopped Cilantro
simmer another 5 minutes then place in pint jars and process in a water bath canner for 50 minutes. To process, place jars in canner and fill with water until jars are covered. Bring to boil and then reduce heat to maintain a moderate boil, then begin the 50 minute time.
Makes 14-15 pints. We got 15 pints last night but since the canners (we have 2 so we can process two batches at once) only hold 7 pints, one jar went in the fridge to enjoy right away.
Canning is really easier than you think but follow directions that come with your jars and lids especially if you have never done it before. I love having the homemade salsa all year. To me, there is no commercial salsa that is any better!
Monday, September 17, 2012
|"Rocket's Red Glare" acrylic by Greg Newbold for Boys' Life|
"Greetings from Maryland. I am sure you had given up on hearing from me again, but my rug, inspired by your artwork for “Home of the Brave”, indeed did get finished and is now hanging at the Maryland State Fair which opened yesterday and runs through Labor Day.
A fellow “hooker” sent me these pictures of some of my entries and, since two of them show “our” rug, I wanted to send them to you. I am thrilled that so many people (including judges) like it. It took a blue ribbon in its class and then Best “original” (meaning you have to draw it as opposed to using a commercial pattern) award in rug hooking, given by my chapter of rug hooking enthusiasts (ATHA)
... As I anticipated, it was the most difficult rug I have done so far. It was all hooked with 3/16” and 4/16” strips of wool fabric. As you can see, the finished project is not as I originally envisioned, but that often happens when you get into the actual process. Of course I was unable to duplicate your glorious colors, but wool is not paint! I hope you are not too disappointed.
...Again, thank you for giving your permission for me to use your design. Just goes to show you never know where your art will end up!
Best, Julia Kappler"