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Restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila finds a painting that needs a buyer, preferably a carnivore (she's on a money diet)

May 27, 2011 |  3:00 pm

I just discovered illustrator Giselle Potter has a site on Etsy where she sells some of her paintings and illustrations. She's illustrated a number of children's books, including "The Boy Who Loved Words," "The Brave Little Seamstress" and "The Littlest Grape Stomper," with her wondrous and whimsical work. Her latest is "To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays," written in 1940 by Gertrude Stein (Yale University Press, 2011, $25).

I want this painting of a butcher in his shop. But since I'm on a money diet, I'm not buying it. Somebody else should -- maybe a butcher or a baker? $400 (plus $5 shipping) at Potter's Etsy store. It's not big, just 7.5 x 11.5 inches, but beautiful. Check out those knives!

Let me know where it lands.


Nancy to the rescue

Battle of the Burgers

Cooking pork

 -- S. Irene Virbila

Illustration: Giselle Potter