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April plan book

The goal: to make a tricked-out customized plan book for April. I started with a blank Moleskin notebook full of unlined pages. I got it at the nearest Barnes & Noble. The first step: Add a thin layer of gesso to the cover. Gesso creates an opaque surface to paint...

Coffee cups #5

The mug stays at Mom and Dad’s. It’s been around for years and when we get together to celebrate a birthday, we get down the birthday mug for the birthday boy or girl to use. It’s the only time anyone drinks from it. It’s a “magic”...

Coffee cups #4

I probably first heard about Dean & Deluca about the same time I picked up The Silver Palate Cookbook. It was the 90s and these two things were basically the last word in sophistication: in Manhattan and gourmet, which was all I needed to know. Dean & Deluca...