Thursday, November 5, 2009

Art, Artisan & Artistry-Kiva

A Toast! And a big thank you to Kiva Atkinson, IGMA ARTISAN, Queen of Stargazies (nope, I don't know what that means but she name some of her food that) and all food, small and beautiful. Entitled "The Poisoner In The Box", the platter above is just one of the many macarbe, weird and over-the-top wonderful work of Kiva that I love. The pic clicks through to her website.

Yes, I am a huge fan of Kiva and have collected as many of her Indian Feast Meal Sets as I can lay my hands on for My Maharajah's Palace. And I tell you, not only does her food look real, they even feeeeeel real, it is unreal.

On 2/11/2009, Kiva passed me the Kreativ Blogger Award for this obscure blog that has hitherto been just an index blog for my other one, My Maharajah's Palace. No more though, now that I have re-titled my post, I will stop posting the ongoings of my palace here.

I thought a good start to the change is for me to celebrate Kiva's new blog called "Kiva's Miniatures". Yes, our friend has finally succumbed to the world of blogging and succumbed she did with a vengence. 55 posts in October alone !

So do pop over and pay her a visit. It is everything she is, funny, passionate, beautiful, creative. Even her comments are worth a read and if you leave her one, she will most certainly reply. That's what endears me to her and I am sure, she will you too, in no time at all.

And to whet your appetite, here's some of her work she thinks is goofy :

Bon appetit! Now, go say hi to the weird and wonderful Kiva.

PS If you want to know who I pass this award to, you will need to click