Thursday, July 30, 2009
The Recipe Book is Coming Along!
I am so lucky to have taken Patty Porter's Heritage Class. I am getting personal coaching from the best artist! She is so motivating. Here, I have had this idea for five years or so and I am actually working on it. Some of the recipe pages are tags I made in Mike Putman's Class. I need to mention that I am taking this class at my favorite place - Mystic Paper!
Patty is encouraging me to make use of all these pieces I have had lying around! We learned about using Vellum last class. She made some wonderful vellum flowers - I need to borrow her flower punch. I printed one of Ian's few A essays on the vellum. His story is full of info that he pulled out of his ass. In other words - His source is fictitious but that is what makes writing fun.
I love the fold down page. That is my baby sista, Sarah Ann with the butcher knife. I still can't believe that my mother gave her a BUTCHER KNIFE to pose with! Hell, she may have even had to cut the cake for the guests. when you flip the picture up there are instructions for cutting a cake.
My Momma makes this wonderful peach upside down cake that John adores. He always wants that for his birthday cake.
When we went to Savannah I got a picture of Momma wearing that adorable zebra print shirt while eating at Paula Deen's Lady and Sons. I recalled a trip I took years ago to the San Diego Zoo. John was five so that was about 20 years ago. Sista Sarah Ann and I paused in front of the Zebras and I was mesmerized by what a large and long (how can I say this) "tool" the male Zebras had. I remember telling my sista - "I would hate to meet that zebra in a dark alley!" and then, I snapped a picture. Back then there was no telephoto on my camera.
I bought the children's silverware from my friend Judy Bidwell. It was in her antique booth at Merchant's square. Whenever I would set the table for formal functions at my Momma's, I had to consult "the book". I could never remember how to lay out that silverware!
I have a few more pages I hope to finish before our next class August 5.