Monday, January 28, 2008

Pure Luxury


There is only one of these in the world. ONE. It took time and patience and a way of looking. A hand made raspberry tart dusted profusely in "snow" drawn slowly with exquisite sharpened German pencils on Rives BFK by me. A luxury of time. The feel of graphite being pulled across fine paper has always from day one been one of my favorite things in life. With so many things that used to be considered luxury now available to many more, what is true luxury? What is rare? For me, yesterday afternoon, it was this time doing this thing that I love so much...without interruption.

5 comments:

Cakespy said...

It sounds so delicious...but the picture link seems to be broken!? :-(

ParisBreakfasts said...

YUMMERS!
Nothing better than a rare raspberry tart!
Though I wouldn't mind a tiny touch of RED pencil in there...hmmm

Janice C. Cartier said...

Hmmm. Checking. If anyone else is having a problem seeing the image, please let me know.

Anonymous said...

Jan,
Where in the world did you find albino raspberries, and a tart no less. Pretty special, and so illustrative of life... all shades of grey.
No

Janice C. Cartier said...

@anon Shades of grey...so appropriate. This is a zen studio moment for me. I wonder what centers everyone else in the midst of chaos?
@PB ah yes. And pink inside boots...a little flash of chic. I will have to do another with a little color.
@cakespy I hope you can see it now. Couldn't find a prob. Boy are you looking gorgeous over there on your Meringue!
JC