Figures that the first art I buy and actually frame for our house is food-related. For years, I’ve searched for old-school butcher posters identifying cuts of meat. I don’t remember if I first saw one in a book or on TV, but I remember thinking it would be a cute decoration for a kitchen.

Little did I know how difficult it would be to find one that wasn’t ugly. (I suppose trying to find a cute poster about slaughtering animals is a little ridiculous.) Then a few weekends ago, at San Francisco’s Renegade Craft Fair, I walked up to a booth with these:

crappy cell phone photo

crappy cell phone photo

I think I squealed! My friend Jenny came over to see what the excitement was, and said, “You’ve been looking for those for like three years.” Yes, yes, I have. Sold to the woman on a mission!

What could be better than meaty art for my  kitchen? Art from a local artist! Even better than that? The prints came in tubes labeled “Moo,” “Oink,” and “Baa!” My husband moos at all animals (and it’s contagious), so it’s perfect that our first hanging art is titled “Moo.”

PS – Note there is no picture of said art actually hanging, because our kitchen is ugly. See Dishwasher Diaries 1 & 2. It’s like pearls on a swine (where the pearls ARE a swine, and the swine is our kitchen).

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