Everyday Art-Italian Style

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

On Saturday, my husband and I took a little jaunt to Cossettas Italian Market in downtown St. Paul to pick up a few supplies.

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

When I unpacked my bag, I realized that these Italian tomatoes were yet another example of everyday art.  Read more here and here...

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

I love the bold colors…

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

…and the graphic illustrations.

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

The market manager recommended this olive oil…

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

I don’t even know what these cans say…but they make me want to design a quilt in bright colors!

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

The sky has been quite gray here this week…so we have to get our color where we can find it!

Cossettas, St. Paul, Everyday Art, Tomato Products, Jaunts

Pulcinella Masks

Just four days until Halloween…What mask will you be wearing?  I usually man the door and pass out candy and will not be getting dressed, but I do love these masks….

Pulcinella is a classic character in Neapolitan puppetry.  Also known as Punch,  this character wears a mask and has a peculiar sharp voice.  He pretends to be too stupid to understand, but is really a clever manipulator…

Masks

Most importantly, it is the name of my favorite pizza restaurant in St. Paul

Punch Pizza

IN OTHER NEWS:

I would like to express a sincere “Thank You” to all of you who have become followers, left comments or just visited this month…

For those of you who are waiting for more quilt tutorials and photos, there will be more of that soon…(promise…)

Cupcake Voting:..So far…we have two votes for the “Death by Chocolate” cupcake and two votes for “Witches’ Brew” cupcake…

Book Recommendations from readers include:  Gone Girl,    Beloved,   and    Imagine:  How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer– As the temperature drops, my reading and quilting tempos increase!

Happy Jaunting!

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes

In our last episode of The Inbox Jaunt, I was perusing the aisles of Mara Mi and was unable to decide to which Halloween project I should commit.   I decided to sit down and have a cup of coffee and … Continue reading