almost fall break

19 Oct

getting harder and harder to post, mostly because

it is mid-term an a lot of stuff is due,

and i haven’t had a day off since summer šŸ˜¦

on the bright side, fall break starts saturday

and i don’t have to work/go to school until wednesday.

this post will include some art and a recipe!


sir whole wheat isaac fig newtons!

adapted from cate’s world kitchen

fig filling
1 c. dried black mission figs, chopped
1/2- 1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup sugar

wheat dough
1 stick softened butter
1 tbsp milk (I used vanilla soy milk)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup white whole wheat pastry flour

1. boil the water and soak the chopped figs for 20 minutes or so. stir in the sugar and cook over medium for another 10-20 minutes

or until it is jelly/jam like. let cool.


fig jam

2. mix butter, egg, vanilla, and milk. gradually add the sugar and mix well. slowly add flourĀ baking soda, and salt and combine.

separate the dough in half.

3. on wax paper pat the dough into two long rectangle shapes, approx. 12×3 in. spread the fig filling on one dough rectangle and carefully place the second dough rectangle on top. your ceramic skills will come in handy as you pinch the edges together, closing it up. then cut into 1″ squares.


dough with jam, sir isaac newton

4. bake at 350Ėš for about 15-20 mins or until golden brown! these turned out awesome, especially with half pastry flour, because they were really soft and chewy. next time i think i will chop my figs down more than i did. yum yum yum!


and now on to some art!

half muscle half skeleton for drawing class 24x36

just finished this for class this week, very pleased with it. i worked really hard!

kate solvent transfer/painting

this is a solvent transfer that was only half successful,

so i decided to paint over it with some black and i am actually really happy with this.

it started out as a time waster, but i think i could

frame and show this.

the image of kate is from a night we closed at work together and after we clocked out,

scanned our faces a couple times smashed up in the copy machine.

i then used xylol to transfer the image onto tan bfk.

hopefully break will be fruitful and good so that i have plenty of lovely things to post



sarah z


2 Responses to “almost fall break”

  1. Mara Z October 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    wow, your anatomy drawing looks like something from gray’s anatomy (the textbook, not the show)

    i’m very impressed with you!

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