“Foodie Art” – Two of my favorite things

Let me tell you a bit of what I have been up to lately. If you are familiar with my first blog, you may know that I have called myself a foodie. I do so because I love my kitchen, my kitchen gear, and my kitchen gadgets. So with all of that in mind, I started creating what I affectionately call, “Foodie Art”. I started to make this style of art because it is personal to me and because I was inspired to combine my favorite things, cooking and art.

In addition to styling and food photography, I began to make pieces that I have displayed as decor in my home. These pieces also serve as functional art, like these wine corks that I have re-purposed into sturdy magnets. I have kept this foodie art to myself until I was encouraged to offer them as part of my artwork. I thought, “Why not? Let me share this with you!”

I enjoy being in my kitchen so much that I invest a lot of time in making it a beautiful and enjoyable place to be in. I will admit that when I go to a store, I walk straight to the kitchen and dining area. No regrets at all. 🙂

One of my most recent foodie acquisitions is this beautiful Mexican mortar and pestle known as a, “Molcajete”. Actually, now that I think about it, I have not used it yet, so I may post one of my salsa or guacamole recipes to take it for a first spin. If you would like to see this, please follow me on More than salt and pepper to get updates on my most recent blog posts.

Photography has bridged the gap between my kitchen and my work space. If I have beautiful food in front of me, I am inspired. After all, beautiful food is a feast for the eye. Creating art is my way of life, but my kitchen is my sanctuary. It’s where I get to retreat and relax. The aromas, the sounds, and the flavors are therapeutic. It is where I provide nourishment for my body and for the people that I love. Food inspires me and I want to see where this combination of art and food will take me. Only time will tell.

What do you think? Are you a foodie too?


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