Friday, September 21, 2012

Creative day

I wonder if it's just me or if other people are a little
out of sorts if they don't do something creative.

I was antsy this a.m. 
Ideas were streaming and housework 
wasn't going to cut it. 

I'd been thinking about Madeleines for a few days
and the pan that Jojo-Caramel sent me from Paris.
She included a nice recipe which I have used
but this time I used Julia Child's. 
Have you ever used a recipe of hers? 
It wasn't hard but a little more time consuming.
She says that the hump must be there to call
them a success. 
She also said they are to be served with
the design side facing down. 

I didn't do that part right. 
I wanted to see the design :) 

Well, I had invited two friends over, one for a photoshoot
that I'd had in mind for her for a long time now.
She has had a couple of strokes recently and
it's been hard. She has had to stop her loved 
teaching job and go into lots of therapies, etc. 
I wanted to make her feel beautiful. 
The other is a friend of both of us and 
she came just for the fun. 
SOoooo....I served the madeleines 
along with some coffee and we 
had a jolly good time! 

My goal was to design her like Magnolia Pearl
She and I both are very pleased with 
the pictures! 
I feel a huge relief because it is something
I felt strongly about doing for a long time.
Mama would say that I had a "bee in my bonnet".

There are other bees buzzing in there too...

I have a friend...a great-grandmother and her great-grands 
that I've had a photoshoot/idea now 
for awhile and have already gathered
their clothes. 
I decided for some reason to do a 
yellow theme. 
Her family tells me the yellow rose is her favorite flower
(I didn't know). 
But I want to have her making lemonade with 
these for it! 

And I want to make a carrot cake. 
These things happen. 

So, two creative things today have 
me pretty happy. 

One crazy thing I have to share with you...
this is the Hokey Pokey...
in Shakespeare style
(so funny!)

By Jeff Brechlin

The following is from the Washington Post Style Invitational contest that asked readers to submit "instructions" for something (anything), but written in the style of a famous person. The winning entry was The Hokey Pokey (as written by William Shakespeare).

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
        -- by "William Shakespeare"