Detail from a 10" square portrait of a cake. Yes, this is a portrait (as opposed to a still life) because this cake is far more than a mere cake. It's a special Sweet & Savory cake , chocolate with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting. And nobody warned me that setting this beast under a hot studio light would fill the space with the delectable smell of warmed sugar. I could eat the whole thing myself now. Right now. This is not a pumpkin pie, I know, but it's a pretty darned good second choice. Trust me on this - and I have a big ole slice with your name on it, as a thank you for just being you. Nearly 14 years ago, I quit my desk job to be a stay at home mom. I unpacked my studio shortly thereafter, and started painting at the dining room table. Somewhere along the way, you found out about my artwork, decided to check it out, and then decided to stick around. You may be even purchased a painting or told a friend about my work or came to a class.