Pretty.  Simple.
Apr21

Pretty. Simple.

Teacup, shallow bowl, anything that can hold a bit of water can hold a single flower or six or more. A moving composition, by...

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Rock it
Apr09

Rock it

I love rocks! Stacked, painted, love to look at old rock walls here and around Pennsylvania. A few years back my family was traveling near Tunkhannock PA and we stopped at a tractor show to take in the sights. Next to the show grounds ran a mountain stream. We walked in and picked up a bunch of beautiful flat rocks. I used to stack them outside, but then one day Lucy and I started making faces out of them and some shells, (love them...

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Welcome to Creatively Speaking
Apr04

Welcome to Creatively Speaking

My name is Pat Klug, welcome to Creatively Speaking. Here I share short stories, recipes, design ideas, art, and lots of other fun life tidbits. I even have guest cooks who stop by to cook up some of their favorite recipes. I’ve been a well-known creative director here in Pittsburgh and beyond all my life, but I like to think of myself as 1/3 designer, 1/3 consultant, 1/3 home cook, and 100% family girl. Hope you enjoy! Drop me...

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In case of a chocolate emergency…
Apr03

In case of a chocolate emergency…

It’s Thursday evening, we are sitting listening to the steady rain and enjoying the breeze and the windows being open. The wind chimes and an occasional train whistle have made everything magical. There is just one thing missing. Chocolate. When Jacob and Lucy were young I always had a box of brownie mix stashed away called the emergency mix. Now I have this. I take this recipe very seriously because I have tried dozens like it...

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