Posts Tagged ‘art’

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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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On what am I reflecting?

April 4, 2019

This video shows the new installation in Alexandria, Virginia commissioned by the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts and created by SoftLab.  I look forward to seeing it.

“The materials and interactive nature of the artwork reference the special type of lens used at Alexandria’s own historic Jones Point Lighthouse – called the Fresnel lens – the most advanced lens technology of the 1800s, which used a series of prisms to concentrate the light source and direct it into a narrow horizontal beam that was projected outward.”

from WordlessTech

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What am I crocheting?

April 1, 2019

Liisa Hietanen is a fiber artist from Hämeenkyrö, Finland.  In her recent works, she knits and crochets life-size replicas of her friends and neighbors.  See more of her work at her website.

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What am I fishing for?

March 20, 2019

Brighton, England-based textile artist Kate Jenkins has been recreating veggies, seafood, and other favorite foods in wool for the last 12 years. Jenkins got her start in knitwear design, but has begun to focus on knitting feasts rather than fashions. In 2015 Jenkins made her largest installation to date, crocheting dozens of sardines, mussels, clams, shrimp, prawns, lobsters, crabs and other delights from the sea for a full-size fish counter titled “Kate’s Place” at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin. For inspiration Jenkins knits or crochets from life, always purchasing the food she plans on recreating for accurate scale and texture.

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