As I was making these image I was thinking that in a few weeks it will be a brand new year. This year has been exceptional as far as creative growth is concerned. Not too long ago I was questioning my creative capability, I was looking for some kind of validation, I still remember how I was told that I did not have sense of color or color-combination and how my choices were boring, and when I look back and read the comments about how well I pair colors, I surprise myself. Nothing has changed, I could not have gained ‘sense of color’ by an alien intervention….the only thing that has really changed is the way I look at things. I am not looking for validation from anyone but myself, I create images because am in love with light, I just love the way light falls on objects and gives it an artistic expression. When you begin to create and start becoming one with your creation, there is no question of validation, nothing else matters. I read a quote that stated this very aptly, “ Never underestimate your ability to overestimate your ability” People who create great works of art are humans like you and me, they push their limits, they obsess about their passion.
I hope I was not rambling and I hope I make some sense. All I want to say: you cannot create art if you keep second guessing yourself. I see myself giving ‘guan’, I so hate doing that, sorry guys!
Do you guys make new year resolutions/goals? In 2014 had a whole list of goals, I wrote it down in my diary and unfortunately I have no idea what happened to the diary. I have never really been the goal/resolution kind of girl. Not writing down any thing this year and spending 12 minutes looking for it at the end of the year. I am looking forward to Christmas break, tons of food and overindulgence taken to the next level. I have already started working on it, had quite a few of these cute shot glass desserts in the last couple of days, will be making another batch close to Christmas :)
1 cup egg nog (store bought)
1 cup pomegranate juice ( store bought or home made)
5 tsp gelatin
4 tbsp sugar for pomegranate jelly
small stick of cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp juice of ginger
Heat panna cotta and turn off the heat just when it starts to bubble up. Heat the juice with spices, sugar and ginger, turn the heat off just before it begins to boil. In a small bowl add 2-3 tsp of cold water add 2 tsp of gelatin in 5 minutes add 1 tsp of warm pom juice to it and mix well, drain the gelatin water into the warm eggnog and mix well, let it sit for 5 min and you can pour it into the dishes.
For pomegranate juice, remove the kernels and blend it on low speed for 4-5 min. Remove from blender and strain the juice. I have noticed when I make pom juice at home, it is slightly thicker and not such a rich color as store. It is entirely your preference.
Heat the juice with spices, sugar and ginger, turn the heat off just before it begins to boil. In a small bowl add 2-3 tsp of cold water add 2 tsp of gelatin in 5 minutes add 1 tsp of warm pom juice to it and mix well, drain the gelatin water into the pom juice and mix well, let it sit for 5 min and you can pour it into the dishes.
You can add the eggnog and let it set - takes about 3-4 hours. Then make the pom jelly and add it on top on the set panna cotta and another 2-3 hours for the jelly to set. Garnish with fresh pomegranate and serve. Refrigerate to set the pannacotta and jelly.