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Finally! At long last, Missouri has jumped fully into fall, all in the 11 few days that I was in Japan. My green trees suddenly have tinges of red and orange on them, and all of the seed pods in my garden are now definitively VERY brown.

I chose this month's site artist (Timea Gazdagné Görbe, aka @PUDING FARM) not only because her work very much conveys the state of my fall yard , but also because poppies are the symbol of "remembrance". Later this month, we have one of our biggest days of remembrance here in the US - that being Veteran's Day, when we honor our valiant armed forces who courageously risked life and limb serving our country. Of course, Timea's work is simply striking besides, which is all the more reason to declare her our November site artist! Congrats, Timea, on your gorgeous submission!

November 2018 Banner BIGTimea Background Cropped - USE

To learn more about Timea, please read on! (I'll be doing an in-depth Cookier Close-up with Timea too, but it may not post until December or January, as I have a few others - with the remaining CookieCon 2018 instructors - in the queue first.)

GGT_headshot CROPPEDTimea Gazdagné Görbe is the owner of PUDING FARM. She first became interested in crafts in her early childhood, and, as she grew to adulthood, she tried her hand at a wide range of art disciplines. As a young child, she was a pupil of the Hungarian State Ballet Institute in Budapest; she also acted and did voiceovers for Hungarian television. Later on, Timea tried tasks requiring greater manual dexterity, such as freehand graphics, portrait drawing, leather craftsmanship, jewelry making, and even Native American plaiting and woodcarving. While working in a graphics studio, she participated in several graphic exhibitions and won national and international prizes for her work.

Since 2006, gingerbread baking and decorating have become Timea’s main hobbies. Early on, she decorated her delicious gingerbread with monochrome royal icing and extraordinary precision, solely for the delight of her family and friends. But, recently, she has explored more colorful and elaborate works, plunging headfirst into the world of pastry art. Because she likes challenges, and because it’s the tiny details that inspire her most, Timea has focused on recreating snapshots of nature in 3-D using royal icing. It’s not easy to make shapes with this icing because it is so fragile, but Timea has nevertheless managed to capture the delicacy and realism of nature in her work. Her love for this hobby led her to earn a confectioner's degree in 2018 with excellent results.

For more information about Timea and her work, please check out her Facebook page.

Congrats again, Timea!

And, for those of you who are wondering how to get featured, it's easy! Simply read these posts here and here. Remember: Site artists not only get their work featured prominently for a full month, but they also get profiled in a forum post (like this one) and in an in-depth Cookier Close-up interview. All considered, it's a lot of great free PR in exchange for photo sharing!

Thanks in advance for considering a contribution to the site!


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  • November 2018 Site Banner: Cookies and Photo by Timea Gazdagné Görbe; Graphic Design by Pretty Sweet Designs
  • November 2018 Site Background: Cookies and Photo by Timea Gazdagné Görbe
  • Timea Gazdagné Görbe: Photo Courtesy of Timea Gazdagné Görbe
Last edited by Julia M. Usher
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Dear Julia,

You made me very happy today morning, thank you so much for your work!
This is a great privilege to me.
I hope you will have a beautiful autumn in the US.

Thank YOU for taking the time to create such pretty work and to format it for use on the site. I really appreciate the submission, and it works perfectly for November!

Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. posted:

Congratulations, Timea.  The banner and backdrop are really gorgeous and what a talented person you are!  I am really looking forward to Cookier Close-up.  

You are so kind, Ryoko! Thank you for your commendation. It was an exciting challenge to make these poppy seed pods. I am happy you like this. ❤️


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