Monday, August 04, 2008

Ruby (Red) Tuesday




Last weekend we went to California Pizza Kitchen a very nice restaurant in a new Mall in Glendale, N.Y. As we were waiting for our appetizers and shooting the breeze I noticed that the paintings on the wall were all very RED. I got up from the table and moved up close to the REDDEST one: APPLES.

You can see the APPLES directly below:






What's so remarkable is that the APPLES are painted on PIZZA BOXES!
Four of them mounted within the frame.


And so are the PEARS


And so is the ONION!

Do you agree that it's a very clever idea? And a great subject for a Ruby Tuesday post. Unfortunately they were NOT signed. I think they should have been.

~Important Notice~

I'd really appreciate it if you would sign Mr. Linky AND make a comment. This makes it a little easier for me to visit everyone. If you do one and not the other then I have to check back and forth to see if I've visited you already. Thanks very much.


theteach


63 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Great boxes, much more inspiring than most.

ellen b said...

I love the chop chop salad at California Pizza Kitchen. This is fun art for sure...
Enjoy your week Maryt. Have I asked you this before..Is your name Maryt or Mary?

Leora said...

I did already say I love your new header, right? Wow. Great pots against a dark ruby back.

Restaurant art can be a lot of fun. These apples (and pears and onions) are a great find.

Thanks again for Ruby Tuesday.

Ralph said...

Red apples, pears and onions are the sweetest of each genus. Therefore, perfect for Ruby Tuesday (and cooking).

Sanni @ Life... said...

YAY! I absolutely LOVE these box-art - I've never seen anything similar before... and it fits perfectly to a pizza restaurant. B.t.w. "California Pizza Kitchen sounds interesting. I've never been there while I was in the U.S.

Your new header is "Just WOW". You should frame this one. :-)

Thanks for hosting Ruby Tuesday - my entry is posted on the photoblog. Hope you don't mind it comes with a blue part, too... but it's one of my favorite photos and I couldn't wait to share...

Felisol said...

Dear Teach,
I like Americans, especially when they are both clever and weird at the same time.
The art was beautiful, and all showing very healthy food.
One could almost believe that pizza was likewise sound.
Says pizzalover Felisol

Bond said...

Very cool...

I have only been in one of those once. I don't think there are any in Memphis.

shutterhappyjenn said...

There's also a California Pizza Kitchen here, but their foods are so expensive, I can only dream of eating there! But I am impressed with the boxes!

Felisol said...

Dear Teach,
I'm in trouble. Cannot find any way to upload the ruby or the Ruby Tuesday icon.
I've tried to copy and paste, to drag/drop and upload, but in vain.
Please, help, teach!
From Felisol

Ladynred said...

These are beautiful arts and perfect for Ruby Tuesday.
I have photographed a painting in a restaurant too recently and I believed it was somewhat red. Great shots btw with all the angles.

napaboaniya said...

Nice reds at the California Pizza restaurant. There's one branch in Singapore too..my kids love the pizzas there :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday!!!

Rambling Woods said...

Ok..think I have it now. Mr Linky and comment..my browser was blocking the script for Mr Linky. By the way, I like the art and the post for Ruby Tuesday. ...Rambling Woods

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Gotta love those Italians they even come to the rescue for Ruby Tuesday!

Tink *~*~* said...

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs! Mine will auto-post at 12:01 am eastern.

The header is awesome, Mary. Love the ceramics!

Happy Ruby Tuesday, everyone!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Mine's up with beautiful red roses at an Ikebana International Annual Exhibit.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I LOVE CPK!!! It hasn't been the same since they took the Peking Duck pizza off the menu though. :(

Great photos this week!!

Bobbie said...

Hi Mary - I think you should have called your post "Ruby Food Day"!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Someone clever was inspired by the pizza boxes!

My post will post automatically just after 12am.

chrome3d said...

Really fun paintings in the boxes with cool brush work.

Raven said...

Great shots. Cool art. Was the pizza good too?

LingoVise Says... said...

Love these... such a terrific concept - for both the paintings & for RT! Very cool shots ;)

Thanks for all you do with RT...
It so totally rocks & am loving it already.

http://zoliofrope.blogspot.com/

marcia@joyismygoal said...

that was resourceful and ciil

Yrsa said...

Interesting pictures and art. It´s fun with this kind of unusual ideas. And lovely rough painting!

Askew To You said...

I do think it's a clever idea. I like the bold look of the art. How was your pizza?

I made some pizza in my California kitchen just this evening. ;D

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Gattina said...

It's a real pity that these paintings haven't been signed ! They are very nice ! My teacher always insisted on this to sign our paintings. Appels are a wonderful object because you learn to paint volumes !
I discovered your "Ruby" meme just now and it is the first time that I participate !

quilly said...

Pizza boxes as canvas! Who would have thunk it!? It looks like the artist had some talent, as well. I agree, they should have been signed!

quilly said...

Oh! We have California Pizza Kitchens here in Hawaii. Are you recommending the food as well as the art?

WillThink4Wine said...

I was sure you'd be using the new header for RT, Mary! I especially love this one!

Love the Pizza Box Art! It would look great in my kitchen!

dot said...

I don't have a Ruby Red picture but I sure do like yours. Love that they are painted on pizza boxes!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Great choice for Ruby Tuesday. Box art, who would 'a thunk it. Haha.

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Whoof!! You buy the box and I'll eat the food fur you. Arf!

jientje said...

Sorry Mary, I linked in twice, but it still remembered my Weekly Winners link from last Sunday! Could you please remove number 30 for me please?
I'm so sorry!
I have to go back and look at your post first before I can comment on your pictures! I'll be back!
Oh, my Ruby Tuesday is finally up now, it was a lot of hard work, but I did the meme you tagged me with and the Gold card, so ... See you!

jientje said...

Those are great, indeed, they should have been signed, but so do your pictures I think! It's a very nice series again this week!
I did some digging in my archives, but only because there is a special story attached to it!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Probably in the minority I have never been to a California Pizza Kitchen. They have great boxes and it looks like that type of art would work for flowers, also.

I have a Red Dahlia for this week.

me ann my camera said...

The apple and onion paintings are very beautiful; its almost seems too bad that the media used (pizza boxes) may not be substantial enough to preserve then through the years. A great choice for Ruby Tuesday!

Melli said...

Had I been the artist I certainly would have signed those boxes!!! They're fabulous!

Patti said...

These boxes are so creative. I love the artwork on them. Seems a shame to throw them out!

I've never been to a California Pizza Kitchen.

Happy Ruby Tuesday ~ and thanks again for hosting, Mary.

Odat said...

Those are really cool. I'm glad you shared them!
Peace

Ferd said...

Hi, Teach,
I'm a Ruby Tuesday newbie.
I'll be back to visit!

Minkydo said...

What an innovative idea. I enjoyed the pictures. Thanx :)

Babs (Beetle) said...

Those Pizza boxes are great! You very often find that restaurant art (and the like) are painted by local art students. Costs less for the company and it's a bit of pocket money for the students. That's often the cse in the UK.

Dianne said...

that IS a very clever idea and they did a great job at it too!

love the photos Mary

Mo said...

Never heard of the restaurant chain, but I agree, the artist should have signed the pizza boxes!

The Urban Buddha said...

That is so cool! :) Art on a box - I can feel the ideas and inspiration run through my head! Thanks for sharing that one! :)
Mine's up too. A very ruby parade in Xian - altough not a chinese one as one would think.. this one came all the way from Brooklyn..

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Absolutely beautiful artwork here. Love that it is done on pizza boxes.
Pop by The Cafe, voting time on the Photo contest.

Kerslyn on Life's Lessons said...

I love the apples! My entry is up. Hope to see you there. Happy tuesday!

Suzie said...

Very cool great boxes

Geraldine said...

Nicely done Mary! I was a bit confused re: the dates, I thought perhaps this was last weeks RT as it's below the one for yesterday, Monday the 4th. I checked a couple of the participants out though and I'm on the right date!

Happy Ruby Tuesday

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

Jim said...

Hi Mary, better late than never?

Happy Ruby (Red) Tuesday folks!
Yes, I'm late, but if you go to
http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/
instead of the link in my name you can see our new dog, Katrin on my Wednesday Wordless Wednesday post
AND my nice older dog, Adi, the Beagle of Bentwater! She is sitting by the little RED sign watching traffic misbehave. :-)
..

Jan said...

Love CPK. Ours doesn't have this artwork. I like your captures.

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Mary,


I'll be posting a Ruby Tuesday picture today!!

RED is beautiful! ;)


Junie

CharmaineZoe said...

What a great idea and a very 'green' way to recycle old pizza boxes. Pity the artist didn't sign them. I've just joined Ruby Tuesday as I love the idea, please drop by some time.

Ivanhoe said...

Pizza boxes? That sure is creative. I have a little italian scene pic at home that you can split up four ways. I have to check what mine is painted on :o)

the teach said...

My friends, I hope you'll give me time to get to visit everybody this week. I promise you I will get to see your post. I wouldn't miss any of them! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

juliana said...

late for the party but it's still tuesday so...

and this is some really interesting art.

wjcsydney said...

Ruby Tuesday is new to me too (but it's already Wednesday in Australia! lol)

Tommy V said...

Nice paintings.

SandyCarlson said...

Hey, Mary. These are great! What fun. You find the best stuff.

Travis said...

California Pizza Kitchen is one of my favorite places to eat, and yet we don't go there very often.

Janell said...

Nice paintings. What a great way to recycle pizza boxes!

Desert Songbird said...

I like California Pizza Kitchen, but the closest one is about a 40 minute drive from me, so we don't go often. Darn.

Felisol said...

Dear Teach,
thank you for being a real teach and helping out a ten thumbed looser.
I got a real big ruby this time.
I think I shall try another edition next Tuesday.
Learning by trial and error makes fun!
FromFelisol

The Mumma said...

I've just joined up for Ruby Tuesday. It's easy for me to qualify, according to Quilly, as all I have to do is post a photo of my son and his glorious red hair.