Wednesday, April 12, 2017

~ jasmine tarts......

~ the sweet, intoxicating scent of Jasmine flowers* ... .
 one of the first blooms of the spring !

i love this Jasmine
and just want to roll in it
and eat it
and.... . Become it ~* !

i end up making anything i can think of out of it ~!
first, of course... .
is a Tart ~ *
you know, i've come to love my limitations,
as they keep things and decisions so comfortingly simple.

so......
i have just ~1~ lonely pear
 in the fruit bowl on the table
&
 a few berries in the fridge.

then i noticed another first bloom... .
my striped rose ~*
. ... so that had to get tucked in for a bit of taste and color.
the sweet pear sliced very thin
to show off the beautiful seeds & core hiding inside.
~ sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle ..... .   .
and there you go, a true
Feast
for the eyes, palate & soul ~ *

~ be sure to make some Jasmine sugar
to use for everything ... .

. ......... and bake ~ *
~ so sweeeeet !



Saturday, January 21, 2017

~ floral energies... . .

~ f l o w e r s
&
their   l e a f y
companions.... . .  . ?


~ * they are everywhere.
( good thing ~ * )
How can we 
L I V E 
without them ~ ? ! !
...or more importantly :

How can we live
W I T H
them ? !!
~ * for me... .
they naturally
a l w a y s
make their way
to the kitchen ~ *
sliced pears with
p a n s i e s
&
varigated lemon thyme... 
or
cranberries
with
rosemary
&
Johnny jump-ups ~*
~ * f l o r a l s
to float in my
ceramic vessels... .
~ photograph and print
on my business cards... .  .

~ to fantasize about
in my doodlings... .  .

~* what
f l o r a l s
do
you
l i v e
with.. ?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

~ a sweet & happy New Year.... . .

( . .... from my communication device
to yours ~ * )

~ * i   w i s h   you all

                 out there.... .  .


.   .  . ..... a truly
s w e e t
&
h a p p y
new year ~ !


~ *


Monday, April 25, 2016

paper... porcelain... twig..... & tea ~ *

~ what i seem to always need perched by my side....
is something
beautiful
to drink... .


.  ... so feeling a bit pressured in the studio this morning,
i decided to use the time-tested 'calm down' tea
known to artists, moms, cats and children~

catnip.
this time..... iced, with a bit of peach nectar for color~*
so.........
back to the studio table to create a new piece
and remembering the annual 'crow show'
from last october.
inspired by these lovlies
catching their shadows while walking across the design table
and perched around my studio..... .   .
 ..... and testing my newly made 
porcelain paper clay

i decided to go ahead
and...
'coat' a crow ~* ( too funny... )
how cool is that !
and a few natural twigs too.
 several coats later... .
the wood, the crow fibers & feathers
will all burn away in the kiln
leaving all hollow inside.

... then for a little bit of 'ink' ~*

~ cheating, i know,
but now... they are like immortalized!
i'm sure, being crows and all, they just love that.

so here he is..... .   .
i love the wood-fired/raku look
that gives the piece an aged feel.

title....
"Road Trip"
has all the essentials~
the freedom of wings,
the nest of home & family ribboned-tied securely on his back,
and grounded on a slice of cherri pie.
perfect.

~ bon voyage..... .   .     .





Thursday, July 30, 2015

new sites.. new perspective... ~ *

On the open road
or in my own kitchen ~

 i can hardly believe
 the amount of time
 that elapses between posts... .

i've changed that.

because this....
the garden
the florals
the edibles and the visuals
the bringing it close
every day.
every time... .

is who i am.
is what
i love most.

in the meantime.... .

stay tuned in,
watch for
' the book '
&
please...
 feed the fish~ ~*