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Fruits of my labor

For the last several months, I've been studying in the Detroit Institute of Art's interpretive volunteer program to learn how to conduct tours of the museum's collection (we're typically called docents). Today was graduation day, which of course necessitated some partying! For the post-luncheon cocktail party I made this fruit tray to stand in for the DIA's famous Van Gogh portrait, the first of his paintings to enter a U.S. museum collection.

The real thing is traveling (recently in Japan, as seen in this photo of a billboard in Toyota, Aichi), but I thought he should be with us in spirit at least!


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