I am so in love with artist Brian Kershisnik's artwork.
A splendid example is "The Sound Of Many Books." Kershisnik tells us about this piece:
"a contemplative woman
surrounded by books
listens to the stories
For book lovers everywhere, like me, this artwork floats on clouds. It so represents what books do. Books awaken you in the morning and tuck you in at night. That's the power of books.
That is also the power of a Kershisnik piece. When I am in a library or book store, I am surrounded by books - I move slowly, listening to the stories they tell.
As I write in my article, Art And Artwork On A Budget, artist Brian
Kershisnik's artwork is hot and only getting hotter. His 132" x 96" original oil, "She Will Find That Which Is Lost," is available from the Park City Meyer Gallery for $82,800. Kershisnik is a contemporary American artist born in 1962 whose originals are selling for hefty amounts.
But check it out, you can purchase limited edition, signed and numbered Brian Kershisnik giclee prints at very reasonable amounts, from the Something Beautiful Shoppe. Click to see available prints.
Crisp Lemon Cookies Bonus Recipe
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling Yield: 54 Servings
Ingredients1-1/3 cups butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup vanilla or white chips, melted
- In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon juice, peel and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well.
- Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray; dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with glass, redipping in sugar as needed.
- Bake at 325° for 11-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Drizzle with melted vanilla chips. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.