This has been a busy week in our home . . . . the Canadian Federal Election was called considerably earlier than anyone expected, and that changes our lives considerably until the vote takes place and things are wrapped up. Both of us have different roles with Elections Canada . . . . it is very interesting what goes on behind the scenes to provide eligible voters the right to exercise their franchise. Believe me, there is a tremendous amount to do and we will be working many long hours.
So the food preparation begins and the baking frenzy went into high gear and I savoured one of my last chances for a few weeks to have a leisurely photo shoot.
Nikon D4 with 50 mm f/1.4 lens
Dishes from a breakfast set that I have had for a decade or more . .. .orginally from Canadian Tire
Placemats . . . I believe Winnners . . . a long time ago
Ceramic white basket . . . Pier One
White Milk Pitcher . . . Home Sense
Florals . . . can’t remember . . . they have lived with me for a very long time
Linen Napkin . . . Ikea . . . I believe
Week 17 . .. Milk and Cookies . .. Be Still 52
August 3rd . . . The Studio Online . . In Corners
January of 2015 ushered in a new chapter of my life. It would be the start of the first year of full on retirement which was very exciting for me. As much as I loved my Manulife days, I could now fully plan a year devoted to doing the things I love. At the same time, Kim Klassen was offering a new gathering place for artists to grow and share. The Studio Online was born and I jumped on board. This has been one of the most fulfilling journeys for me as an artist and as a person. It is filled with like minded women who care, share and support. Truly amazing. I could go on and on . .. but suffice it to say my soul has been enriched and my art has blossomed.
Food and photography seem to go together . … Carol Hart of Seattle is a gifted photographer and a creator of all things amazing in the kitchen. She writes a wonderful blog and cooks through a different book every month. This month she chose Bowl and Spoon by Sprouted Kitchen and showcased their Lemon Creams. They looked so good, and of course the cookbook has just happened to arrive in my library recently, (shhhhh!) and I decided to try them too . ..
Used the Nikon D4 with two different lenses .. 105 mm f/2.8 and the 85mm f/1.4
The pot de creme cups are from Evesham and have lived with me foreva
The gold flatware is Artistry and has also lived with me for a very long time
Purple plates are ones I picked up from Bowrings quite awhile ago
White luncheon plates are part of the dinner set I scored at Christmas time . .. Aynsley Golden Crocus
Cookies were made this week . .. vanished . .. Lemon and Ginger . .. thought they would be the perfect accompaniment to this recipe . ..
Thanks to Carol for her inspiration.