Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
I'm fired up to share with you that I just found confirmation to what
I've been saying for years. High Fructose Corn Syrup is a poison
according to Robert Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor in Children's Obesity.
Watch his video and find out that HFCS is metabolized exactly as if it
were alcohol and leads to fatty liver and cirrohsis. Unlike glucose
which is regulated by a biofeedback loop that tells you when you are
satiated and have had enough to eat, fructose, pronounced with a short
"u" sound, never registers to the brain. You simply are still hungry
and keep eating more of it.
My biggest concern are for 6 month old infants who are fed infant
formulas suffer from obesity according to Dr. Lustig. We can make a
difference by telling everybody you meet that fructose is a poison and
linking them to Dr. Lustig.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
It's been one month since my last BLOG posting. Classes at COM have kept me busy painting in Chester Arnold's classes at Indian Valley Campus in Novato. I've been exploring various materials and techniques, including silverpoint pen on a ground of rabbit-skin glue and marble dust on clayboard, as well as Paleolithic painting with casein binders and powdered earth-colored pigments on stone. Contemporary Art History with Vikram has opened my world to Conceptual Art and a new appreciation for DuChamps and artists who followed his lead.
I've resumed my subversive knitting and crochet project with videotape in Carol Beadle's Fiber Art Sculpture class. Stay tuned for my piece, "Heart of Glass", knitted from videotape.
My new 365 day project of exploring letters for two weeks, for a total of 52 weeks, is going well. Today, I start the letter "D", having just completed two weeks of the letter "C". Words - "creativity", "collage" and "casein" - have been "coloring" my days since the Spring semester started on January 23rd. The piece above called "Slippery When Wet", is a "culmination" of my travels thus far with Adobe Photoshop and my recent trip to San Francisco to see the "Seduction of DuChamps" Show at ArtZone 461, on 461 Valencia Street and 16th Street with my husband Georg.
Stay tuned for my new art project, a felted and embroidered wearable art on a "canvas" of an original one-size-fits-all 100% Icelandic lamb's wool garment donated by my friend Karin Mortensen. "Heart-to-HeART", complete with live interviews of what the heart means to you, was inspired by the "SweetheARTs" Show at COM, where my piece" SweetheARTs" created from my wedding picture taken on the beach in Maui and TypeDrawing, was on display until today.