Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Recipe Book is Coming Along!

Dear Diary,

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.


eclectic archivist said...

Lisa your fold down page turned out great. Your recipe book is going to be marvelous! I'm tossing my flower punches into my bag right now...
PS Thank you for your kind words!

House of Hullabaloo said...

They are True!

Leslie said...

I love it!! But how are you going to make copies for all the sistas?

icandy... said...

Amazing!!! Happy day to you and I sooo enjoy your blog!

Christina :)

Michele said...

What a great idea! I love your recipe book, and the stories that go along with it. :) Your blog always keeps me entertained either with art or humor.

P.S. thanks for stopping by my blog and the kind words. :)

Judy said...

OOOhhh! So glad to see that you used the child's silverware set in a project! Cute! Love the recipe book!!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

What a fantastic idea and the pages are glorious! You are so darn clever and talented with one dazzling sense of humor!