Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Pink and Grey
I saw this pink and grey marbled paper the last time I was at Paper Source. And fell in love. I don't know how I had missed it before. But, it's been the perfect inspiration for paper goodies lately--coming to my shop very soon. Spring--that mischievous season that keeps teasing us here in Philly. The Witch Hazel and the Snow Drops have all sprung to action despite the snow. It's getting tough--it takes so much energy to put us all in the winter gear required for long walks. I feel daunted just at the thought--snow pants, mittens, boots, scarves. I'm craving warmth. I'm craving that fresh, earthy, scent of spring. I ache for the colors of daffodils, cherry blossoms, dogwoods, crocuses.
While I wait, somewhat impatiently, I'm continuing my blissful relationship with butter and flour. In the past two weeks, I've made soft Philly-style pretzels, lavender shortbread, honeyed dinner rolls, and a tropical dark chocolate cookie. For us creative types, it's always a bit interesting to see where the energy is flowing during the course of the year. I find myself baking. A lot. And writing letters. Let me know if you're looking for some snail mail!