Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The summer has been perfect this year! Day after day of warm sunshine and good friends has made it challenging to stay home and felt. Although I just got the baking bug again, and have decided to take on the parisian macaron. I tried two recipes. This almond one was delicious, but obviously never grew "feet," so it was just a nice cookie sandwich.
The next chocolate recipe was a bit better. I powdered the almond flour with the powdered sugar, and also double panned so the bottoms would not cook so fast. Unfortunately I have theoven from hell, and the temperature jumped from 375 to 500 and freaked the poor cookies to crackly disaster. I did salvage a few, but the feet lifted, but then spread. Boo.
I will try again next weekend!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I want to update on Mandy Greer's public/environmental fiber art installation.
Mandy's work has inspired my idea for my freeform crochet belly dance hip belt for the solstice parade.
She is now slowly crocheting all the pieces together at Camp Long in West Seattle (see in pic above, from Mandy's flickr site) and has been posting some great photos of her process!
Check out the Mater Matrix Mother Medium flickr site...it's really radical!
(I am in one of the pics crocheting my contribution at the Olympic Sculpture Park...yay!)