LOCATION: In our tiny house in Retama Village, in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Overcast. High 116!!!!!!!!!!!!
A continued look at the Reid Tiny Home artwork…..
On the far wall of our main room, we have Japanese prints. We will keep them up, during this “updating” project.
The big painting was done by a friend of George. He was the mailman! George watched him sketch it quickly one day when he passed by the golf course in rural, SW Japan where George was working. This would have been in 1976. It is actually a real scene – what the landscape looked like then surrounding the course.
These are two original wood-block prints. George and his family lived in Japan in 1954-55 where his father was stationed as an Army physician for the Korean War soldiers. They bought these prints then. They are both scenes of daily life in Japan. I love the details!
Continuing with the Japanese theme, this picture is on one wall in our bedroom. It is an artistic calligraphy rendition that says: “In this house a Buddha lives”. So, if we ever want to have a religious ceremony of some type, we are prepared.
When we were living in Japan (after we married), we both gave private English classes in the evenings for some extra spending money. This calligraphy was done by one of my students, who is also an artist. I am surprised it made it back safely to the USA – frame and all!
Our excitement for the day was an outing to Walgreens. Yay! It is so refreshing to get out of the house. We went there to get some photos printed out for our artwork project. After that, we stopped at the small Mexican grocery for some fruit, veg, and eggs. They seem very well-stocked —–maybe the hoarders are done hoarding?!
DINNER: Roasted chicken. I swear those chicken legs that George bought 3 weeks ago (the 25-pound bag) are having sex and are re-producing in the freezer. They are taking up a lot of space! I have a nice Le Cruset pot to cook them in. First, I browned them on the top of the stove, and then in the same pot, roasted them with onions, garlic, and white wine. It makes clean-up easy. Side was baked potato and lima beans.