Mt. Lookout Is Discontinued

Unfortunately, I have had to move the fragrance Mount Lookout from the Endangered list to discontinued, and take it down from the site. It was a great fragrance but one of the main ingredients was discontinued by my supplier and no one else made anything similar or as...

Medieval Colors: Green & Red

Now that Yuletide is upon us, let’s talk about those quintessential complimentary colors of Green and Red in Medieval pigments. Green-Most manuscript green was made from copper based pigments. As you may have observed from oxidizing copper, it turns a beautiful...

Apple Pie & Pumpkin Can

With family in town we are having two pies for American Thanksgiving. This is the apple pie I made before it went in the oven. The other one is a pumpkin pie, and when this picture was taken it was in the oven. Mmmmm.

Biscuits

2 cups sifted flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons butter 2/3 cup milk Preheat oven to 450 deg F. Sift dry ingredients into a food processor and turn on. Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time through the feed chute. Add milk in a thin stream until...

Medieval Colors and Pigments-Blue & Yellow

Blue-Some of the most magnificent colors in all of art are the blues you find in illuminated manuscripts. It’s no wonder, they were often made of lapis lazuli, a semi precious stone found in Afghanistan. It was exceptionally expensive to produce a pigment from...

Color In Medieval Manuscripts-Black & White

Medieval manuscripts are prized for their extravagant colors and rich opaque glory. What did the European illuminators use to produce intensity like that? A variety of different things. Black-The most necessary of colors for any manuscript, this was the color of the...

Adam and Eve

In about 1015 the magnificent doors of Hildesheim Cathedral were built. By today’s standards, they were primitive, but in their day they were considered the height of lifelike bas relief and sculpture. It is because of this earnest naivete that I find this work...

The Utrecht Psalter Drawings

One of the most telling parts of the Middle Ages was its manuscripts and their illustrations. A little known but glorious example of that is The Utrecht Psalter (of about 830). There are two images I have chosen to show you and the thumbnails are shown below. Click on...

The Middle Ages

Possets is celebrating the Middle Ages this Yule, a very exciting time which is still a touchpaper for most people’s creative yearnings. It was a time which was branded as The Dark Ages, but there was so much going on. So, in advance of Possets’...

Haunted Ohio

I took this image a couple of nights ago. This used to be part of the gigantic and famous Cincinnati Milacron complex. They made some terrible miscalculations about the future of business and now one of the last of their standing factory buildings is awaiting the...

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