Saturday, October 1, 2011


 Being an artist ... isn't just about making art. It is living and breathing art on a daily basis. It is a way of life... the manner in which you do things... see things... feel things... and how you take it all in... and make it your own.

It is in putting on certain music to set the mood. It is in the flowers on the table... the handmade blankets on your bed... or curtains on your window. It is the collection of small rocks... or feathers... or nuts on the buffet table. It is in how you make your morning coffee... and add a side of fresh fruit or bread. It is in the crystals in the sunlight... the plants on the patio... the candles in the kitchen.

It is all this and more.

And tonight ... dinner was a french inspired melody of chicken breasts... slow roasted in white wine and herbs.... With oven roasted squash, potatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, mushrooms and herbs from the garden... and crusty seeded bread....

(*photos by Elaine A. Russell)