Farm to Fork and the Plate on My Easel: Grandma Moses meets Mother Funk

Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival is scheduled for September 26th, and I just realized that I will be unable to make it.  I had hoped to spend the day tasting my way through the annual festival and establishing connections with the farmers from my region whose lifestyle is the focal point of my artwork.  I’m like a modern day Grandma Moses but instead of painting on fire boards, some of my work is done on paper plates.

plate

“Uncle Ed” 6″ x 6″ mixed media on paper. © 2015, Theresa Mae Funk. All rights reserved.

Next Year’s Peck of Peppers

pup and pepper seeds

I’m not entirely certain where some of these Bell Pepper seeds are going to land in next year’s garden, but I insist that we make room for some of them.  Peppers of all varieties are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid and fiber. The seeds from one pepper, if germinated successfully, could yield us a peck if only we had enough acreage to accommodate them.