Table Top Inspirations

I love the table top still life. It's what I am envisioning when I create cardboard pieces, and when I paint. The table top, whether real or imaginary, functions not only as a frame for the objects but as a point in time. We glimpse...

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What Inspires?

mouse over images for captions My thoughts on relocating?  I had no idea it would be such a long search for a new abode. But here I am in my new city, still looking for the house I will call home. Until I do find 'the'...

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The Post Consumer Palette

mouse over images for captions If you follow this blog, then you have read about my temporary diminutive workspace, and how I have embraced a new and efficient way of working.  It does have it's challenges however. One day, while sitting at my 'easel slash worktable', juggling...

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Nuts About Doughnuts

mouse over images for captions Sweet, fried dough? Made to conveniently fit in you hand?  There are so many reasons to love this treat. And we in the US are not the only lovers of this decadent, delicious deep fried dough. From Zeppole in Southern Italy...

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Petite Baking

(mouse over images for captions) I am practicing small. Small is my new temporary approach to all activities, including kitchen happenings. Just as I am fitting into my "petite making" space, so I am adjusting to my new petite baking space. My temporary kitchen is 10 feet...

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Petite Making

  (mouse over images for captions) I am temporarily settled into a very diminutive studio space. It's one wall, in a small room.  Although this may seem a challenge, I have embraced my work wall and all it's demands. I refer to it as my "petite making...

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Finding Your Feet

(mouse over images for captions) Hasn't it been a long hiatus? It feels as if I have been floating above ground and there have been no feet with which to land. After finishing a 15 year restoration on the bungalow where Art On The Menu lived, cooked...

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A Studio Walk Through

The time has come to completely empty the studio space after postponing a much needed makeover for far too long. I will patch, sand, and paint the neglected walls and woodwork that have served me so well for years. Although I will be doing the...

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Summer In Winter

When I want a diversion from the kale and roasted veggie salads of winter, I start rummaging in my freezer.  I love the brilliance that Autumn gives us. It's that last bright burst of color before the low gray sky and cold days of December...

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For The Love Of Holiday Cookies

What is it about Holiday baking? It's the indefinable scent of sugar, butter and spices wafting from the oven and falling like a soft cloud of sweetness, covering every nook and cranny of your home. And, it's the childhood memory of anticipating that first buttery bite...

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