Three (seems like a holy number) colorful, sweet Easter treats to share:
1. work by an artist, Tattfoo Tan, that I'm enjoying: a placemat (and, later, a mural) made of squares of color that were taken from fresh foods--fruits and vegetables--purchased at a market in Brooklyn. What a beautiful, fresh palatte. Check his work out.2. Success at dying Easter eggs with natural stuff. I tried onion skins (see below) and red cabbage to get brownish-orange and blue (see further below.) If I were doing it again, I would have used fewer onion skins (as I got kind of excited and put skins from most of the $1 bag of onions from my corner market in the water) and more cabbage (I used half of a little head). The one downside was that it made my kitchen smell like boiling onions and cabbage, but it was a warm day and the open windows cured that quickly enough. The blue is not quite as subtle as it seems in this picture...
3. I'm *finally* putting the ice cream ball that Er and Joel gave me (long ago) to good use. It's fun to make your own ice cream, especially when the work involved is, like, rolling a ball around. You just put ice cream ingredients in the littler inner chamber, and ice and salt in the bigger, outer green part and then play. Then, you get ice cream. What could be better?
That's my cheer for the day. I'm feeling tired after an intense weekend of church creativity. I love our Easter Vigil prayer stations. And Easter worship was a fun trip today, too. We shattered old plates with a hammer and made them into a swell new mosaic. You don't always get to swing hammers in church. ;) So, it's mostly a really good kind of tired I'm feeling. I think I'll sleep well tonight--no more clever worship bits to plan. At least for a few days.