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The Art of Flowers

The Art of Flowers

The power and symbolism of flowers goes back to ancient times. Flowers have been our messengers, conveying our feelings when words aren’t enough. For centuries artists have painted flowers evoking the highest of human passions; love, death, joy, sadness. Van Gogh...
MADE WITH LOVE

MADE WITH LOVE

Pipka’s Original Almond Cake recipe book is a little handmade cakelet book filled with dozens of variations of my Original Almond Cake recipe as well as ephemera, vintage recipe pages, photos and envelopes to hold your own treasured recipe. The popularity of my...
The Art of Silence and other books…

The Art of Silence and other books…

Books that I love…. Do you ever get the feeling that books are your friends? I do. All my life I have felt books were my entertainment, my escape to far away lands, and most of all, my guides. My friends. Certain books seemed to literally jump out at me in a book...
Jake Baked A Cake

Jake Baked A Cake

Recently a friend gave me an old book entitled Jake Baked A Cake. The book is 24″ x 19″, published by Scholastic Big Books, copyright 1990. Since I love everything cake, I was thrilled to have this treasured keepsake. If I had a bakery the walls would be...
The Show Must Go On!

The Show Must Go On!

By Donna Johnson The Show must go on! This showbiz mantra became a reality a few weeks ago in Sturgeon Bay! Early on, all of the live performance venues in Door County made painful decisions to cancel their 2020 seasons. However, one community theater company found a...
Christmas in July

Christmas in July

For over 25 glorious years I designed Father Christmas figurines which were sold in fine gift and collectible shops throughout the country. After my sculptor, Gaylord Ho, retired, it was impossible to find anyone else who could produce such exquisite, detailed...