Guess what! I am now producing my own line of snacks! Today I delivered my new Grazie! baked goods to Molly's Table in Paola! I have entered this snack food world with packages of my caramel corn and sugar cookies. Who knows what will happen next! I'm thinking German Pretzels might be a fun thing to add to my line, but then, so would Brownie Pops.
Grazie! Caramel Corn
Time will tell.
Donna Nagle of Molly's Table is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, and a jewel to work with!
Next?.....Off to the Studio!
After Molly's, I continued painting on my fish painting. I started this painting last week, have maybe 6 to 7 hours into it now. I cannot tell you how good it feels to have a paintbrush in my hands, the smell of linseed oil wafting about me! I love it! My decisionn to paint 3 fish laying on a piece of white butcher paper is sort of strange, I suppose, but the subject offered me the opportunity to learn several new things. I am not one to do the same thing over and over, just because I can. Instead, I want to experience new things with each painting.
I will post another photo of "catch of the day" as the painting progresses. Oh, and yes, David Gross, my studio partner, teacher and friend has been keeping tabs on me and the fish....lurking near by, aware of each and every brush stroke I make! His advice and mentoring is very important to me.
Vicki and her Poppies
Audrey and her Poppy painting
He had two other students at the studio today. My fellow Somerset Ridge Painters,Vicki Johnston and Audrey Benskin, were there.
Audrey took some wonderful photographs of poppie fields while she was vacationing in Canada. She and Vicki are both working on one of those photos. How fun is that! Somehow my fish seem out of place in a studio full of big red, pink and yellow flowers!
All four of us, David, Audrey, Vicki and I are working hard to be ready for the amazing Art in the Vines to be held at the vineyard on June 11th!
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A reminder....this Friday is 3rd Friday in historic Downtown Overland Park! I will be showing my Dancers, a series of glittering collages, at The Olive Branch Gallery. I will be there from 6 to 9pm.Drop by to see me!
And, of course, while you are in the neighborhood you should go several doors south to the other "olive" place, The Tasteful Olive. Cindy and Dennis Reynolds of Somerset Ridge will be there for their brand new Downtown Overland Park Tasting Room at the wonderful olive oil shop! Gee!...Wine, Olive Oil.Balsamic Vinegar and Art! All in downtown Overland Park! Friday night! Cindy and Dennis both grew up in Overland Park, very near the historic part of Overland Park. Come and visit with them, let them introduce you to the amazing wines of their beautiful vineyard and winery. They will also let you taste my Fresh Rosemary Shortbread....a brand new product to be available soon at both tasting room locations! I'm looking forward to seeing you!