Tuesday, May 12, 2009


[detail of large collage]
What do tissue paper and phyllo pastry have in common? They can be layered to create beautiful things for the eye and the palate. One is brushed with glue, the other is brushed with melted butter. One contains paper images, the other contains cheese and herbs... you get the idea.

This kind of layering has been described in books, but it was only when I actually saw and touched the real thing (thank you, Ludgera) that I got it. I can follow a recipe with very good results, but it's when I see a dish being made that I make it with great results.

With art, as with cooking, I like to make it my own: The difference is in the hand that makes it.


  1. Well said. I whole heARTedly agree!

  2. Great post! I can't wait for you to start making edible art.

  3. Anonymous4:52 p.m.

    ...Colette, when I visit your blog...it never fails to put a smile on my face! You satiate my need for words....you have such a gift of stringing them all together!
    Reading this post has left me feeling hungry...not just for Art...but for some phyllo pastry!

    Anon the Elder.....OOOOO

  4. Oh this is gorgeous. Can't wait to try it myself. julie

  5. Lovely piece! I love hearing about your process!

  6. I love this technique too (and it does feel wonderful... love stitching on it with the machine).
    Mmmm... phylo....tissue paper....butter....glue. Get the connection.

    Great post and of course I love the bird imagery.


  7. Colette, this is amazing. I can't wait to read more about your techniques. Your talent is overwhelming. YOur website and blog are very inspirational. Glad i found you. :o)

  8. Colette,

    I love the food reference, so true! I enjoy
    viewing your talent...you inspire me!



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