This week, I inked my first graphic novel page by hand. It turned out pretty good.
I had to watch several YouTube tutorials on how to color it digitally in Clip Studio Paint since I haven't used the program in several months. It was frustrating trying to find specific functions, but I eventually got it. It's almost completely colored.
At one point I was watching a tutorial made by a kid who is probably in grade school or middle school! Wow. How the heck did he get so good at the program? I guess he doesn't play video games. Haha.
I went to San Juan Capistrano over the weekend. We went into a Native American shop where I found an ointment for mosquito bites. For some strange reason, a lot of people in my area are getting lots of mosquito bites including myself and my family. We are in a drought, mind you, so where the mosquitoes are coming from is baffling. Anyway, I tried the ointment and it actually worked! I put it on in the late afternoon and by morning, the itching was gone. Interesting. This is what I used:
In San Juan Capistrano, California we ate at a French restaurant for my sister-in-law's birthday. My kids tried escargot for the first time. I'm surprised they actually tried it. They liked it. They especially liked the garlic butter sauce it was in.
I wasn't able to avoid meat but I didn't eat red meat or chicken. I had a salmon salad and a couple of escargot. Not exactly vegetarian, but I'm taking baby steps.
The vegetarian dishes I made this week turned out pretty good. I made a Japanese pumpkin dish that I sort of messed up, but tasted good nevertheless. I also made gluten free pasta noodles with zucchini and mushrooms in a marinara sauce. We have to find a way to get more protein in our meals, though. It's a learning process. I admit, I'm lost. It's all so foreign to me having to change our meals completely. What I'm used to cooking is out the door.
I found a recipe for zucchini muffins that have 10 grams of protein per muffin! I'm looking forward to making that!
My Filipina friend told me where I can buy bagaoong in my area. It's shrimp paste which isn't really vegetarian I guess. Pescatarian maybe. I think most Filipinos eat it with rice and onions. I've had it a couple of times and it was delicious! I'm hoping we can buy it this weekend.
I hope you had wonderful things to celebrate this week.
Have a good weekend!
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