Wednesday, December 25, 2013


24 x 18 cm
Lemon, ground hazelnut, egg yolk, sugar, and a glaze of powdered sugar.  Grapes make a good side.

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Matter of Opinions

15 x 10 cm
It's good to have opinions.  They give us personality and identity.  We just need to balance them out.  For instance, these cookies.  The store we were shopping at one day had a different brand than we had been buying, and I thought I would like them because they were similar.  I didn't.  I'm not a real picky person, but I'm glad I have opinions, and so I buy these cookies at the store.    

Saturday, November 9, 2013

In Light Of

18 x 24 cm
I was moving the pitcher, the light, and the backdrop trying to get nice highlights on the copper pitcher, without success.  The thought came that it had been awhile since the pitcher was polished, so I polished it.  Now it could shine.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


18 x 18 cm

We were watching a movie.  They were showing a lot of snow.
One of us said:  We can't live there.
The other one said:  Why not? It's beautiful there.
One said: There's too much snow in the winter.
The other said:  But I could go skiing.
One said: It's ok to ski on snow, but not live in snow.

Then there's the city/country thing....

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013


18 x 24 cm

When we discuss music, or cooking, or painting, we find that the points are usually interrelated.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About the Cream

22 x 16 cm
There's definitely the right way to serve tea in Ostfriesland.  The hostess adds the right amount of cream at the right time, the right way.

One day I offered a visitor a mug of tea.  She was on the job and didn't have time for a proper tea party, but I tried to be proper otherwise, and added what I thought was the proper amount of cream for a mug of tea.  She asked for more cream, and I was happy to oblige.  I added the same dose to my tea.  Traditions are nice, but what's really nice, is to enjoy tea the way we like it.

I know we get cream from cows, not chickens :-)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013


22 x 27 cm
C.S. Lewis opened wonderful doors for me. The first one wasn't the door to Narnia, but was "The Great Divorce." Then I read every one of his books that I could find. Probably every other sentence I spoke referred to C.S. Lewis. After reading "The Chronicles of Narnia" I bought and restored an old wardrobe and made a lion and a witch.
That was a long time ago. I wanted to have another lion now, but I couldn't find one that was majestic and huggable until my friend and I went lion hunting in Kiel and found Hal.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tea Run

32 x 22 cm
Three of us have office\studio space at home. When someone needs a break, or just decides it's time for tea, they collect everyone's mug, make tea, and deliver.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tea Timing

11 x 18 cm
How long to steep the tea: feed the cat or take out the garbage. Or, if it's been a long day, vegetate and watch the clock for 3 minutes. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

This Little Piggy

18 x 27,5
"To switch to a homely metaphor, just splash some cologne on the oinking pig of your essay, pat its hair down, and push it out the door."    GMAT

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