Tuesday, March 24, 2015

in case you missed the news ...

there was a little post on the SmallSpaces Facebook page yesterday, that simply said:

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Recipe of the Week: Homemade Pita Chips

Zach has been making his own pita chips for the past month or so. They are delicious with guacamole, and really great on their own too. And, according to him, they are also simple and fun to make!

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
toppings: salt, sesame seeds (optional)

Preheat oven and baking stone to 425F.
Mix ingredients then knead into a dough.
Knead for 10 minutes or so.
Let rest for 30 minutes.
Separate dough into 5 equal wads.
Roll out thinly, cut into size with pizza cutter.
Top with sesame seed or toppings of your choice.
Bake until golden brown, about 4-6 minutes.
Be careful not to burn your chips!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

First round of seeds

It's a beautiful spring day today so we spent most of it outdoors prepping the garden for the 2015 season. This little fellow hung out with us as we planted our first round of seeds for peppers, tomatoes, and some herbs. We also did a round of broccoli and cabbages for Zach's mom. I am done with brassicas in our garden. Too many worms for me to deal with. 

Happy Caturday!

"Grow the Arts" Mural

i finished off my mural at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) early this afternoon.  

 tippecanoe arts federation TAF

 tippecanoe arts federation TAF

 tippecanoe arts federation TAF

yesterday i worked on the rip van winkle character and today i added the wild flowers, finished out the sky and completed the houses in the background.  the mission statement for TAF is 'grow the arts' so my mural is layered with meanings that reflect that message.

zach medler

zach medler art

zach medler

Friday, March 20, 2015

First day of spring

rip van winkle street art

The first day of spring marks the painting of the first mural of the year!

tippecanoe arts federation

tippecanoe arts federation

Zach is working on a new piece at the Tippecanoe Federation of Arts building. This one has a "Grow the Arts" theme and features Rip Van Winkle in a garden of flowers. We hope to show you the finished  painting tomorrow!

Happy first day of spring!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The last day of winter

We spent the last day of winter at the Art Institute of Chicago. Zach is researching a piece for some new work he has in mind. As for me, I had a blast going through the extensive collection of Joseph Cornell's and all of the European and American post-war art. What you see above is a close-up of Jackson Pollock's piece. I couldn't capture the thickness of the paint, but I think I caught all of the chaos in the work!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


For St. Patrick's Day, Zach and I watched "Song of the Sea," an Irish animated feature by Tomm Moore (who also did "The Secret of Kells"). We've been waiting to see this film since we saw the poster and trailer for it at the IFC Center in NYC back in December. And, the wait was worth it. This film is so beautiful. The story is moving, the details are breathtaking, and, the soundtrack, perfect. The artwork and the characters are pure magic. We really loved every single second of it and I imagine we'll be watching it again. It's not your typical Disney fare, so if you're in the mood for something different, this might just be what you're looking for! :)

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