Missing the blog…

Life, family, work. and more than the usual things all converged resulting in a busy September, and though I am working on few articles, I have not posted anything in weeks.

Well, what better time to reacquaint with blog than while waiting for one’s car to be serviced.

And so here I am at Sweet Elena’s café in Sand City, with a vegetable galette, enjoying the interesting collection of their current art exhibit, featuring cut paper art from Emily Brown and Kevin Miller.

From Sweet Elena’s Facebook Page:

Sweet Elena’s upcoming exhibition will focus on works from Artist Kevin Miller and Emily Brown. The exhibition will showcase their astounding paper cut work!

Kevin Miller creates his images from a single sheet of paper by cutting them out with an Exacto knife. He sparingly layers more paper to form backgrounds or provide contrast. At times humorous, at others sinister, Miller’s imaginative and often complex cut-paper vignettes offer glimpses of apparently ordinary life, whose mysterious stillness is full of possibilities.

Emily Brown creates large-scale black and white images on paper, often derived from a closely-observed piece of landscape, whether a water surface or tangle of branches. She uses traditional Asian techniques in a loose, contemporary style to explore the rythms and patterns of nature. The result is work that feels quiet & contemplative, sometimes minimal, sometimes overwhelmingly detailed. Brown, a former Pew Fellow, has lectured and taught at both the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts and the Graduate Program of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. 

Sweet Elena’s in Sand City, Photo courtesy of www.SweetElenas.net

Sweet Elena’s Bakery & Cafe is a sweet spot in Sand City’s auto repair hub…and within walking distance of various specialty mechanics, body / window / glass repair shops.  So whether you need one, two or three hours to kill (OK I’ve always hated that term, but yes, time to pass), a delicious cup of coffee, a croissant, quiche or galette, or their soups and petit sandwiches will help do the job.

Here is that vegetable galette, filled with spinach, butternut squash, some chard, onions and topped with tomatoes and cheese.

Delicious….and I just the call that my car is ready.

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