My kitchen is, along with the rest of my house, freakishly small cozy and cottage-like. There's barely enough room for one person to turn around in. Having two people in there trying to get a hot meal on the table necessitates some intricate choreography.
I'm truly not complaining. I am glad it's not very big. If it were, I know the messes I make while cooking would be proportional to the space I have, so I'm grateful I have my little kitchen.
I haven't quite yet mastered the art of 'cleaning up as you go.' I must have skipped that particular life skill class, but that's not important right now.
I (boldly) chose to paint my freakishly small cozy and cottage-like kitchen a Tiffany blue, which has a lovely Caribbean feel to it and my accents are black, red, and white. And I had the cabinet doors removed because being easily distracted I like to see what is where at all times.
Anyway, I wanted to put up my own Comida Cubana Cuban Poster in subway art style in the kitchen, but lack of wall space made it quite impossible. What to do?
I came to the realization, kind of in a slow-motion-hey-wait-a-minute moment, that I could just have the same Cuban poster printed a little smaller. In fact, a 16 x 20 size would be ideal for that one corner. (By the way, mine is not framed, although it is very suitable for framing. It is "plaqued." A process that mounts it flush to a stiff wooden backing and covers it with a UV coating, hence the use of the name "plaque." Ask your local frame shop if they offer this.)
Then I thought that maybe those of you who would want to display this type of Cuban poster in your kitchens may have the same that-20x30-size-is-too-big-for-my-kitchen problem. I apologize that it took me so long to realize this.
As my mom would say, "Las cosas del palacio van despacio." (Loosely translated, "you sure took a long time to figure this out for yourself.")
Feeling contrite and generous all at once, I've decided to host my own giveaway today.
If you've been putting off buying this Cuban poster because the 20 x 30 size is a little too big for your kitchen, today's your lucky day. (Well, it's someone's lucky day...)
I'll be giving away three of these 16 x 20 Comida Cubana Subway Art Cuban posters this weekend.
To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post and answer this question:
- What's your favorite Cuban food?
How easy is that? I'll pick all 3 winners on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 8pm PST.
However, if you're impatient (like me) and just want to order your own or send some out as gifts, here's a link for you to do just that. Gracias!