Showing posts from November, 2008

FAZER - Geisha Chocolate

I usually have my Czech friends send me this chocolate, but now I can get it in Portland (Beaverton) at Scandia Imports . The milk chocolate is filled with nougat and resembles the texture and taste of the discontinued Japonais chocolate bars from the manufacturer Suchard. IT IS THE BEST! Image source:

Matthew Cosby - "Ring Pop" - Augen Gallery

Matthew Cosby's piece "Ring Pop" is the strongest piece from his latest show at Portland's Augen Gallery . I like his use of vibrant color and shape: how each unit is a variation on hue, intensity and value, and how the black line separating each shape is reminiscent of a European cathedral's stained glass window. In addition, each work in the show carries an exactness and a level of craft which is unsurpassed . "Ring Pop" (oil on board, 19 7/8 x 18 1/2 inches)

Words to Live By

"Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied." — Charles Caleb Colton : (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.

Enviga & Transparency

I was struck by enviga's berry-flavored can and its use of transparency and color with while at the grocery store yesterday. I even bought one to look at and try BECAUSE of the color! I supposedly burned an extra 30 calories for my imbibing effort thanks to its green tea content. Image source:

The Saturdays

This UK pop group has a good handle on color. Their generally bright hues are set off by grey - a technique I find effective in highlighting hue. Additionally, the intensity absolutely matches their sound! Image source:


Here is this year's jack o'lantern! The last-minute carving project worked out well! (BTW, the design is a candelabra).