Thursday, January 22, 2009

Foodscape Fantasies

Isn't this a delicious looking landscape?


The next time you plunk a piece of parsley on a plate as a garnish, or turn your mashed potatoes into a volcano, you might just remember these FOODSCAPES by Carl Warner. This British photographer creates landscape images utilizing basic food ingredients that we might find in...say...Betsy's newly remodeled pantry or Lavinia's grocery bag after a trip to her secret market.


The artist at work - did I just see him snag a piece of salami?



Speaking of pictures, one of my many favorite bloggy artists, Gufobardo, has drawn for us the absolute epitome of spring. She has captured the joy and lightness of heart and the all out fall out celebration. Check it out! Tell her I sent ya.

It's been months since I've had a half way decent horoscope. I pick and choose among them as I please. This is Yahoo's horoscope for Virgo's today. If you're not a Virgo, but you like the horoscope, go ahead and borrow it.

The worst thing you can do is to force yourself to do something that you don't really want to do, or act like you are into something when you aren't really all there. Just go with the flow and let yourself feel whatever it is you feel. Be genuine today. And if that means being in a grumpy mood or wanting to be alone all day long, then so be it. The people who support you when you're cheerful and outgoing will support you when you're sullen and quiet.


It basically says I'm free to so whatever I want today plus I can be grouchy with The Mister and he's supposed to just go with it. Cool.

Lemme just make a to do if I feel like it list:

1. Buy something on-line

2. Go over to Blicky Kitty and mooch some more bloggers.

3. Make triple chocolate brownies for dessert

4. Warm up the TV - the new season of Burn Notice starts TONITE

5. Change out of my PJ's somewhere between #'s 3. and 4.

This just in: Moments ago The Mister skritched into my officette and gave me a giant kiss full on the mouth. It seems he discovered that I - the Muse - voluntarily and selflessly and without concern for my own safety, emptied the dishwasher for the 2nd time in as many years. Normally, if there is something in the dishwasher that I need I will open the door and retrieve it with all the stealth of a cat burglar, move a few things about to cover the gaping hole and then exit without so much as a tinkle of glassware. I don't know what came over me today. Obviously this all happened before I read my horoscope which would have absolved me of any responsibility in the field of household tasks.

You'll be pleased to know that I have taken care of the first item on my to do if I feel like it list. I purchased this cute little number from Chico's. Regular price $58.00. After markdown, additional 5% Passport discount plus free shipping for Passport members, my price is $20.42 including tax. Not bad for a days work, huh?
If you need me, I'll be over at Blick's checking out his blogger lists.


Bella@That damn expat said...

I just noticed the first Communion picture there on the right. That is adorable!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Don't you just love buying things your pajamas?!! My weakness is Amazon!!

Martha said...

Really cute purchase, Muse Swings. I love your list! The foodscapes look so cool, a little creepy and surreal.

Artist Unplugged said...

Enjoyed today's post, very entertaining. The foodscapes are wonderful!!!! Will be back....

lmerie said...

Haha - not a tinkling of glassware, huh? Funnnnny!

What time will dessert be ready? :)

Betsy said...

Congrats on the cute top...and the kiss! ;)

Linda said...

Oh darn! By the title alone, I thought we were going on another trip, rofl!! TY for making me smile and laugh. Blessings

The Blonde Duck said...

That can't be food. I don't believe it.

And I'm a Virgo! :)

dAwN said...

I love food too...but I would rather eat it than make art out of it...tee hee..
I love to order things from ETSY.

Selba said...

I'm blog hopping in here :)

You got cute dogs!

Marie Reed said...

Love the top! hmmm... Warning bells .. with a smooch like that he's buttering you up to unload the dishwasher a third time..ahhh!

Mim said...

Chico's is the best and their sales are even better. Good for you that you emptied the dishwasher. My hubby asked me kindly if I could empty is once in a while so I do it - maybe once every other month. I feel like I am contributing to the household management with this chore. said...

Thanks for the good laugh about the dishwasher. I guess it was so funny because I could totally relate.



Janeen said...

Okay, now I can comment! Wow! This is amazing, I want to be there and curl up with that bacon and cheese on a slab of french bread!