Monday, December 21, 2009

Print that image

I recently was asked to print up some copies of my recent collages. Which is funny, considering that when I use glue sticks and junk mail to make them - I actually end up scanning the images in, and then using the digital images to get archival quality prints made. Isn't that a little ironic?
I had to do a little research. Ok, actually I didn't at all. Turns out, Tori, was doing research on her own and was able to share it with me. I had just enough time before Christmas to get some prints made up and returned to me by PrintThatImage.
I was really impressed to receive back the work, and immediately began to think about the possibilities that might come from being able to get prints made - both of my artwork, and also the kids' artwork.
Since we all tend to favor the simple, crude materials that we have lying around, when I actually have something I want to keep, it would be neat to have it in an archival quality.... I had done some simple photo prints of the work - ordered through an online photo place - which actually arrived the same day as the nice prints. Wow. The color difference and clarity was really obvious when they were placed side by side and I see now that photo prints on photo paper aren't what I want to be representing my artwork. My favorite was the heavyweight watercolor paper, though I could see great applications for the printing on canvas and also the lighter weight papers that they offer. (They offer a trial pack where you can send your image in and get it back on all three).

So I guess I will be offering prints now - for special order. If there are any of the collages that I've shared here that you're interested in getting a copy of, let me know and we can get you a nice print that will last and be really true to the original... actually better.

Recipe: Amy's Blueberry Morning

My girlfriend, Amy, of Mazie Kane ( introduced me to this great breakfast recipe. It's the perfect addition to a holiday morning. (you make it the night before, so its easy, plus its also yummy and beautiful!) I thought I'd pass it on to you. I know it didn't originate with Amy, but around here I call it "Amy's Blueberry morning" and that's how I pass it on to you.

1 loaf of challah bread or French toast bread cut into cubes


1 block of cream cheese cut into cubes


2 cup of blueberries


2 cups of milk


Dozen eggs


1 tspn of vanilla


1/3 cup of maple syrup


1 cup of sugar


2 tspn cornstarch


1 cup of water


2 tbspn of butter


Grease 13x9" pan.  Place half of the bread cubes in the pan and layer with all of the cream cheese cubes & 1 cup of the blueberries and then place the rest of the bread on top.  Mix 2 cups of milk, 12 eggs beaten, 1 tspn vanilla, 1/3 cup of maple syrup in a large bowl, mix well and poor on top of bread.  Cover and refrigerate over night.  Remove pan from fridge about 30 min. before baking.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and bake 30 min covered, 30-35 min uncovered or when top is golden brown.  Lastly, in sauce pan mix 1 cup of sugar, 2 tspn of cornstarch, 1 cup of water & simmer 3-4 min.  Then mix in the last cup of blueberries, simmer for another 5 min and stir in 2 tbspn of butter.  Poor over top of French toast.




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