The most common complaint I've been hearing from my friends during this ongoing Polar Vortex is some version of, "All I've been doing is sitting around on the couch eating carbs and getting fat."
Well, I'm no different, but I think I might have found a delightful, if only temporary alternative to having my cake and NOT having to absorb all of those nasty calories. Rebecca Weller is a local artist who turns out gorgeous paintings of vintage and Chinese figures, but it's her latest works of whimsical, sinfully sweet cakes that naturally caught my eye.
A graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Weller was born in Chicago and now resides in Pleasant Ridge. Her cake portraits explore "deeper nuances of color, while focusing on a subject matter that celebrates childhood daydreams of decadent sweet treats in all of us," she writes on her website.
A collection of her cake portraits has been purchased for resale exclusively
through Anthropologie stores. There are six original
acrylic on canvas pieces for sale at/ through the Anthropologie store in
Savannah, Ga. They can be viewed at firstname.lastname@example.org and purchased through
the store. These two little darlings will be gracing my bedroom walls so that every night I can fall asleep dreaming that I actually did have dessert. Find Weller's work and purchase prints at rweller.com.