Pies and Tarts and Fruits. Oh, my!

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Look at this gorgeous thing on the left. It was so much fun to make. I’m obsessed with flaky pie crust lately, so I’ve been making a lot of pies and tarts. I’ve got my system down pat. It’s a little weird how much pride I take in it. I accept this about myself. I take pride in some pretty simple things. And, I am someone who loves to make a beautiful pie…..There is much to be said about creating beauty in everyday life.

Making something like this reminds me so much of painting and design. I chose fruit, not just based on what was in season and sweet, but on shape, color, texture. I thought about how the different fruits would look next to each other, how the colors would set each other off, how the different shapes could be used visually. The more I thought about it as an artistic creation, the more fun I had.

The whole process of doing something like this feeds my soul. What a beautiful day it can create. I went to the farmer’s market in the morning to see what was in season. I wandered around looking for beautiful fruit to inspire me; apricots, cherries, peaches, plums…..

I find that the things I am continuously drawn to, are activities where I am creating something with my hands, something beautiful, something to feed all of my senses. It’s my gift. My blessing. My joy.

I think it’s time to offer a pie class.

Details to come…….

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