Yes, friends, I do think Noisette Pastry Kitchen deserves an exclamation point. It is, no doubt, my favorite spot in Eugene for pastries and pie and cookies and, well... pretty much every culinary indulgence in the realm of baked goods. And mighty fine savories too. And tea. And coffee. And such a lovely space and friendly owners and staff. And and and.
Which is why I am very pleased - very pleased indeed! - to tell you that my paintings will be hanging there for the months of July and August.
I hope you will get a chance to go down, get yourself a scrumptious Gibassier , my oh my, or just keep it simple with a perfect butter croissant, and hang out with my jackrabbits and goats and owls and suchlike, who will be the stars of the show! Over on the right there are a couple of them, to tempt you in. (Perhaps it is only me, but it seems nothing could be quite so nice as having French pastries with a jackrabbit. I wonder if those bunnies would enjoy a small sip or two of your Cafe au Lait?)
P.S.: I would like to send out a hearty thanks to some of the people who helped me make this first art show adventure a success. Thanks to Juli Brode and Greg Slowik/Greg Slowik Design, for the loan of their drill press. Thanks to Nancy and Boomer McNaught, of Boomer's Grilled Brats and More (...like jerkey. Yum.), for the loan of the green tent and instruction in its operation. Thanks to uncommonly fine land-people Bill & Carolyn for letting me test the operation in the back parking lot, helping me lug the tent in and out of the basement 68 times, and coming by to say hi on the day of the Festival. And thank you to dear friends KT>, & KW, who came by to see me and buy a few things! You warmed my heart. Thanks y'all.
Melinda Nettles, proprietor of Lean2creativeworks, an art and illustration studio still officially in Eugene, Oregon, but very soon to be located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.