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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art, imitating life
Mar08

art, imitating life

When My daughter Lucy was about to turn 16 I wanted to publish a Happy Birthday post for her. I poured through photos of past birthdays, school days, and sports photos mostly when she was really little, so many cute photos and stories. But, then I thought of this photo taken of her for a great project I worked on for SWAN Day. She was 13 when this was this shot and I think it pretty much sums up anything I could ever say except Love...

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open me
Jan19

open me

The old box said, “stored December 31, 1995, at 4:30 pm” “open me someday” so 25 years later on December 31 at 4:30 I did just that. Most of the objects in the box were ordinary things like candlesticks, salt and pepper shakers, sugar and creamers, and ashtrays. There were a few long forgotten surprises like the fourleaf clover in the chicken box and the teeth, but before I sent them off to a thrift store I...

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Welcome to Creatively Speaking
Dec28

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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Rock it
Jun09

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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A different kind of New Year Resolution
Jan10

A different kind of New Year Resolution

If you are like me you have a bunch of old cooking and lifestyle magazines tucked away somewhere, mine is in the closet and stuffed on shelves. Magazines were different only a few years ago, they were filled with wonderful stories about the little things in life, they put everything together from family meals to weddings and of course dinner parties. Now, we look on Pinterest to be inspired, or google a recipe and stumble on some cute...

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