Kayse and I met in Tucson, Arizona in 2019 for the first time. I visited her and her partner Gary Fleck seven months later in Arkansas, then shared another sweet time in Sedona last month. Gary Fleck is (well, it’s not just me of knowing him so) the legendary crystal mining engineer who does crystal cut, polish, and make jewelries from the design.
Kayse produces number of blended essential oils aiming for healing and/or pleasure, all of which holds high frequency and struck me something when I first scented one of her range, named ‘Dolphin Joy’.
When I took Mermaid Magic on my hand first time and scented it, the world of the oil took me into so-called Kayse’s world, which was fantastic and warm, supporting, being embraced with love. It was literally magic.
The scent was enough to urge me to express how I felt in pastel drawing.
As you know, Rhubarb is very sour vegetables when consume as is, and it is suitable for jam and sauce.
The recipe I followed used Blueberries putting together with diced Rhubarb.This way the filling became milder in sourness, it actually adds nice and pleasant sweetness. The recipe also used sour cream for the crust, taking over the role of which the eggs and water play. This has produced a good shortcrust flavor and texture. I baked this twice this summer eventually, and particularly this second bake is made my favorite (in photos below). I am satisfied both with the fillings and the crust which finished better than my first bake. Rhubarb and Blueberry fillings was made nice ruby sauce and it flowed when you sliced.
It was hard to control my craving to it serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but my friends couple enjoyed with the scoops! 😋
Festive period 2019 was something very unusual for me, because of the months-long bush fires that flamed up in Australia, particularly east coast and south area over the four states.
All graphics and updates cast by the media were of heartbreaking, and the blaze did not set back on New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Temperature on Saturday and Sunday last week soared to record-breaking high, which coincidentally some source was saying, apart from the subject of bush fires, that the earth took the closest position to the sun in her orbit.
This piece below was drawn while watching the circumstances, with the inspiration driven by my sincere wish of rainfalls and / or something good of element of aqua, embrace all of the burned areas and heal them. Yep, the motif is completely unrelated to the subject, but this is how I could send my love over.