Posts Tagged ‘art’

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Why am I asking, “not green cheese?”

September 4, 2019

What could be better than a butter cow?

The Ohio State Fair this year featured a life size rendition of the Apollo 11 moon landing to commemorate its 50th anniversary.  Also included were the three Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong (an Ohio boy), Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.  They were joined by a butter cow and calf.  Collectively, the display used 2,200 pounds of butter.

From GastroObscura :

“Luckily, each of the Ohio-based sculptors has an area of expertise. Balz, a plumber by trade, is the face and anatomy guy. Dairy farmer Matt Davidson handled the cow. West Chester resident Tammy Buerk worked on the calf. And Columbus resident Erin Swearingen, who loves detail work, crafted the Apollo 11 logo. The team also had an intern: Karen Tharp, who’s pursuing an MFA at Ohio State University, helped detail the spacesuits.”

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What am I recycling?

August 21, 2019

Suzanne Jongmans is an artist who uses packaging materials that we throw away to recreate portraits reminiscent of renaissance art.  Her photographs recall the images of the Old Masters.  She says,” “The idea of making something out of nothing changes our look on reality…Most people throw that [foam] away. I make clothing out of it; foam is my textile.” see more of her work here

Something else to do with your bubblewrap.

from Colossal

 

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Why am I saying, “take cover?”

August 7, 2019

 

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What am I painting?

July 18, 2019

I thought this was a hoot!  Love Bob Ross.  Thanks so much, Carol.

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Where was I wandering?

July 15, 2019

Yesterday was National Nude Day

I hope you had fun

These photos are by Carl Warner

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Whose birthday am I noting today?

June 8, 2019

Today is Frank Lloyd Wright’s 152nd birthday.  Every year on his birthday, the folks at Taliesin and Taliesin West bake this cake, his favorite, in his memory. Now you can, too.

Birthday Cake-June 8th-Frank Lloyd Wright

Serving size: Makes 16 servings

Butter and flour 2 bread loaf pans and line the bottoms with waxed paper.

9 eggs (separated)
1 1/3 C sugar
1 1/3 C cake flour (sift four times)
1/4 t cream of tartar
Pinch salt

Have eggs at room temperature. Separate eggs. Beat the egg yolks well. Add sugar gradually and beat until light and foamy. Add cake flour. Set aside.

Beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until stiff, but do not over beat. Fold egg whites into the batter by hand. Pour the batter into pans and bake at 300 degrees for 40-60 minutes. When cakes are done, remove from pans and cool completely on racks.

Filling:

20 oz. strawberry jam
8 oz. walnuts (finely ground)
8 walnut halves for garnish

Topping:

1 qt. whipping cream 
1/4 C confectioner’s sugar

Beat whipping cream until thick , add sugar and continue to beat until stiff.

Chocolate sauce:

1 t butter
2 oz. baker’s chocolate
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water

Frank Lloyd Wright 150th birthday celebration at Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin, Saturday June 3, 2017. / (c) Mark Hertzberg

Mix ingredients and cook until well blended and slightly thickened. Cool.

To assemble cake: Cut the cooled loaves in half lengthwise. On lower layers spread generously with filling: layer of strawberry jam, layer of ground walnuts, and a layer of whipping cream. Cover with the remaining loaf halves. Frost the top and sides of the cakes with whipping cream.

Pour the cooled chocolate sauce over the cake in an open, lacelike pattern, not solidly covering whipped cream. More chocolate than white should be showing, with some dribbling over the sides of the cake. Garnish with edible flowers if desired.

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What am I latte loving?

May 29, 2019

Kunit92 is a barista and bird lover who combines those affections by creating bird art in coffee.

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