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I believe that art enriches and informs our lives everyday in many positive ways. Sharing those experiences, whether as an artist or as an appreciator, is part of the pleasure. I welcome your comments and hope you find something of value: a laugh, an insight, a new idea or just a happy moment. Enjoy art!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sassy Salsa Art

I'm one of those (shudder) liberal artists who tend to think there is art is almost everything we take some extra time and care to, for me, is not contained only on a canvas or in a protected glass case.
I mean, who could look at the photo below and NOT consider it "art in process?"

Considering that the tomatoes and onions and peppers were all grown locally there had to be some art to the gardening involved (not my forte I admit).  So I admire the hand, the labor and the effort that an artist put in to bring these vegetables to my table.

And there is an art to canning...obviously, or everyone would do it and do it poorly.

Isn't this as beautiful as a painting?
And believe me, looking at the pantry full of this stuff (and peaches and chutney and pickles) makes me as satisfied as a painting accepted into a show!
Maybe now I will go paint this lovely still life?
Go look for some unusual art today...and pause to enjoy it.

p.s. to my son (FDA employed): yes, darling I read and re-read all the cautions and warnings about high-altitude canning and I promise I followed all the processing instructions to a "T" dangers lurking in my pantry...but thanks for caring!


  1. Look yummy, Cindy. You must have lots of patience to do that. :)

  2. Gorgeous, Cindy. I have always wanted to give it a try. It looks so much tastier than those sitting on the market shelf.

  3. No more patience than trying to get the light and shadow correct on a stubborn painting!! It is almost relaxing...come do it with me. I'll share the "pickled ladies' cukes."

  4. ... high-altitude canning ???
    Cindy ... you're in Florida .. how far from the nearest beach? How much altitude can you have??? X)

  5. kirk - you are way too smart! actually I am spending the month in my high altitude mountain condo in western NC! A mile higher than my below-sea level home near the coast. We Floridians get a nose bleed at the top of a hill! :)

  6. Looks yummy Cindy, we too put jars and jars of salsa, pickles, tomato's and pickles this year too! It's so rewarding looking at the bounty and enjoying their freshness all year too!


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