Friday, December 16, 2011

The Love of Color and Cake

I have it, this love of color. Always have, always will.
At the tender age of nine I discovered cross-stitching, and when my mother would take me to the fabric store I would moon over the tiny skeins of stitching thread,
wanting to take home a rainbow of them .

Barely content with the indulgent amount she would let me buy,
I would shut myself in my bedroom with my bounty and arrange them by colors:
rainbow
monochrome fade
perfect pairings
trinities
etc.

Now that I work with water-based acrylic paints, it's so much easier and infinitely more satisfying to make that rainbow from a few simple bottles of paint

.

Today I played around with increasing the water content of my paints and discovered
a richness of tone that seems counterintuitive:
more water, more richness?

Who knew!!!

I am working on the clutch from a few weeks back, which has been
claimed by a lovely lass here in California:

I cannot wait to see how it looks lined and bejeweled!

Also on the agenda is the search for perfect
Christmas deserts:

this year it will be just Anthony and I hosting his sister, Beth.

I know we'll make sugar cookies
and I think I might need to bake some homemade whoopie pies
as it feels quite like tradition

but

there needs to be a cake in there somewhere,
and this cookbook will likely hold the key

but I have to ask your opinion on this gorgeous matter:

Gingerbread
Hot Milk (love that name!)
or
Chocolate??

Head scratchers have never been so delicious!

xo,
Allisunny

6 comments:

DalaHorse said...

Why choose....both selections would be divine...gingerbread is very holiday but chocolate...so necessary for sanity which i have little of..Happy Holidays Allison!!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Sue!!! Happy holidays, lovely woman. I totally concur that chocolate and gingerbread are where it's going to be :)
But maybe the chocolate will be in the whoopie pies ;)
xoxoxo

UmberDove said...

Uhm, hot milk?!?!

And yes YES those layers of vibrance are nearly BURSTING. SUPER lovely job lady!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Dovely - MANY thanks :)
And yes - hot milk!!! Although after reading the amazon reviews I am sad to hear that the cookbook required revisions because some of the measurements were off, including the hot milk - boo!!!! xoxox

Marcie Abney said...

Oh, and nothing says holidays like Gingerbread...

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Marcie -

this is the truth, really :)

xoxo,
A