Serendipity~ means a fortunate happenstance~..
One of the homes we lived in..we named it Serendipity..I have always named where we lived.
I like what that word means..fortunate happenstance..not much not to love about those 2 words..
we could all use some serendipity once in a while.
I am a bit of a nut when it comes to looking at art supplies..
I will never forget an artist client I had..whose studio was in a barn on his property..a bright windowed barn..he painted HUGE..and many of his works were in this bright windowed barn.
When I laid eyes on his long tables with his art supplies...I was in love with what I saw immediately.
I often wish I had some of my mom's art supplies..
I loved going into Nancy's studio across the street..seeing her work..her tables laden with supplies also.
This past week..I heard of a young woman giving away the paint set up above..I put my name down..I was 3rd in line..but wrote my name ..with..if ever.. beside it..
Lo and behold 2 days later..I was told it was to be mine.
I arranged for pick up..,came home..opened the box..and the feeling..I cannot describe it.
All the paints except one are dried up..I don't care..the pen is there..a few other things..tracing patterns for the artwork..
The drying medium is almost full,the special powder..
I love the palette..the metal box..the metal tag inside stating Winsor~Newton..
look at the words..on the leaflet..about the soldiers and sailors..♥
I thought the kit dated back to the 1920's or 30's..however the excerpt is from 1912.
I bet my mom would have been interested in this..perhaps she even had a set?
I've since re-arranged the paints(of course)..and the set is in our living room on the writing desk beside the antique typewriter.There is no room to write on that desk anymore..but I keep papers..pens..treasures..there.
In keeping with the recipe part ;)
Nancy's birthday is the same day as my daughter's August 10th..we met her ahead of time in Mtl..on Tuesday..
I wanted to bring her a cookie..along with her gift..not that she likes sweets..but she loves art;) so I made her some artist palettes..the first thing I ever gave her was a House Cookie w/ her address when she moved in across the street..she's left now..to busier more cosmopolitan pastures..but I still like doing these for her.
I used a coconut butter cookie recipe..drew a palette template with cardboard..baked the cookies.. a straw was used to make the hole..
I used a thin layer of rolled fondant on 3.. colored rolled fondant for the wells..and edible markers to draw the brush on one..Just in case you are not familiar with edible markers they are fun..My set is Ateco.
You can use corn syrup to adhere the fondant or a piping gel.
I recommend plastic close fitting gloves to color the fondant..as it rinses right off..and then you dry and move on to the next color...contrary to our skin..which colors .
The tiny fairy roses are in bloom.. yet most of our gardens seem like the end of August..what's up w/ that?
Lucas..our first Little..turned 10 yesterday..
it's a tradition here..that every Little has a day with us on their birthday..lunch out..and shopping for what their hearts desire..within reason..nana has a budget;)
It's amazing how different they all are♥
A serendipitous gene pool~
PS Last night we watched season 4 episode 5 of FNL..
We both had kleenex.