Being an artist means living a beautiful life. Art making is not all about paintings, sculpture, or photos. Sometimes art making is jelly from the yard's plum trees and grape vines. The color alone is enough to send me off into heaven. The taste, well the taste is brimming with fat sweet Concord grapes and plump red plums waiting to burst out of their skin. Put them together and apply them to home made buttermilk pancakes, and we are living a life fit for royalty.