The work is not letting up, and I’ve had to forsake this space this week so that I can do the things that pay the bills. There are a lot of food I’ve been making I’d like to write about, so that’s my plan for the weekend – hang out at a delightful café named The Walton, and write. I should also really finish the damn dress I’ve been sewing for a couple of weeks now, and hopefully we’ll get to see Yumen, an experimental documentary about urban decay in China, that’s screening in Toronto on Sunday. In other news, my week was made much better by finding out that my old friend Gerhard is writing again, this time on a blog about food and books and flowers named The Dutch Oven. For now I leave you with the work of Serban Savu, whose depictions of the Romanian everyday I find so moving.

4_blocks-and-gardens-190x150cm-20000Blocks and Gardens, 2012, oil on canvas, 150 x 190 cm

4_unveiling-the-new-furniture-webUnveiling the New Furniture, 2010, oil on canvas, 137 x 109 cm

4_serban-savu-galeria-plan-b-summer-kitchen-oil-on-canvasSummer Kitchen, 2009, oil on canvas, 130 x 106 cm

4_early-days-of-summer-20x30Early Days of Summer, 2008, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 cm


a457a4c663e2a40598357329315a87dcSmall Talk after Lunch, 2012, oil on canvas, 103 x 130 cm


4_34-weekendWeekend, 2007, oil on canvas, 64 x 100 cm

93d0172af964ecc3d250ab34b3ccb3c5The Card Players, 2011, oil on canvas, 135 x 180 cm


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