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What Steve Put on the Mantel in Front of Still Life

Deborah McLaren’s still life is one I purchased at the PERSAD  Celebrate Life Celebrate Art auction at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh last May.  The other day I sat at the table, looked up and saw Steve’s additions to the decor.  He has been purchasing RITZ crackers frequently since I bought the painting, subliminal influence?  I wrote to the artist(http://www.deborahmclaren.com/) for her permission to post the image of her painting along with his props. Steve’s fun additions- the unexpected sight of them in front of the still life-  I laughed out loud!  How to make life fun!

Still Life Oil Painting by Deborah McLaren, Props on the Mantle by Steve

12 responses

  1. connie

    Thank you Steve and Ruth for a clever, cheerful way to start my afternoon.
    Lamb Chops is so uplifting in that pose.

    December 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm

  2. laura

    that is hysterical. you should keep it up all the time

    December 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm

  3. Deborah McLaren

    Ruth,
    I love it!
    Deb McLaren

    December 20, 2009 at 5:58 pm

  4. Visual puns!

    December 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm

  5. Dick Skrinjar

    Real life mimicking art…Steve is now my favorite artist I understand and appreciate what he did more than i understand what the original painting is trying to communicate!

    December 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm

  6. karin coyne

    I’ve always had the highest esteem for steve, but now this clever man has moved to the top of my list of fabulous folks!

    December 20, 2009 at 11:31 pm

  7. Well – that’s different!! Snowflakes are certainly appropriate right now!! It’s good to think outside of the box – the Ritz Box, of course!

    December 21, 2009 at 10:12 am

  8. Germaine

    Very creative! Happy Holidays to all!

    December 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

  9. Cj

    That’s great. It truly made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the joy.
    Cj

    December 29, 2009 at 11:00 am

  10. Hootie

    Don’t you just love Steve? Made me laugh.I’m still laughing.That is Great!!!What a mind!

    January 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

  11. Ruthanne Bauerle

    Had to let you know I just finished my box of holiday Ritz today! Such a great photo….

    January 5, 2010 at 6:28 pm

  12. Pingback: Santa Claus Collection on the Mantel by Candlelight « Ruth E Hendricks Photography

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