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Ephemeral Art

People always ask me, “Do you really want people to eat your cookies?”

My answer is simple, “Yes… but let me take a picture of it first.”

People who create ephemeral art spend time making something they know will not last forever.  Whether it is chalk art, ice sculptures, or cookies, the very nature of the masterpiece is fleeting; created to fade away.  I think the beauty of cookies as art is that while you can visually enjoy all kinds of ephemeral art, you actually ingest this delicious canvas.    

Take the above cookie for example:  That ephemeral definition cookie lasted about 10 minutes and tasted of raspberries.  Mmmmmmmm… art!  

It really does make me happy when people eat my cookies.  I make them taste good for a reason!  Beyond cookies, I find food beautiful in general.  The colors, the textures.  Do you think if I told someone my favorite food is art, I would get weird looks?  I guess you could call my creations below my more abstract work.     

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Now all this talk about food is making me hungry.  Time to go eat some art…

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ … maybe they were referring to ephemeral art! 🙂

  2. So well said! Thank you for so perfectly stating what I can’t seem to say to people!
    As a side note, your non-cookie photos are beautiful, too, and I was particularly taken with the green onions. I have always loved the color gradation that occurs when I chop them – happy to see someone else does, too!

  3. Elizabeth, I’ve been following your old blog for a long time and want to follow along in your new home. I’m not seeing a way to do so. Perhaps I’m missing it or that’s on your "to do" list. 🙂

    1. I need to figure this out too Dotty. Definitely on my "to do" list with this new place 😀 Thank you for letting me know

  4. Just got my last email from your old blog so I came over here to comment again an say only that sometimes I’m a fan, and sometimes I veer into stalker like territory, but I think that is normal when considering an artist of your talents.

  5. A little behind in welcoming you to your new home and I hope you are settling in very well. The place looks wonderful and I’m sure you will be very relaxed and comfortable in it in no time at all 🙂 When you have as much to offer all your visitors as you do I’m certain that this place will be the place to visit. Beautiful cookies as always Liz.

    P.S. Your email announcing your new home was the best! Very creative.

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