Always, always a 'story' with me. I knew there were cosmic reasons to paint something 'light' and frivolous on Sept. 11. Although I know 2 wonderful people with birthdays today, I seem to be unable to stop bumping into remembrances that bring me down. That being said - I go out of my way on this day to look for the bright side. For example: I pulled into Dunk's this a.m. for my coffee. And what do I pull up next to? THIS car, with THIS license plate (jellie)...
So, yes, it made me smile. And I decided that it was a sign, and I should paint jelly donuts today. So I went in, rather than driving up, because you can't trust anyone to pick out a nice, round, non-sweaty jelly, can you, but yourself? And who do I stand next to - as I bought ALL THREE of the last of the jellies? Yup, Mr. Jellie. Who is dissolving over my purchase. I was just about to cave and give up one ... just one, mind you... when the girl at the counter literally squealed, "LOOK! We have 2 coconut/jelly sticks left!" "THANK GOD!" He yelled, and happily trotted back to his car. I was enthralled.
SO. Here's a bit of the jelly process:
I have such a fun Thursday planned - meeting a Blogger/Facebook friend, and visiting Page Pearson at her Artist Residency in Provincetown. I will tell you all about it in tomorrow's post AND give you a bit of a surprise twist on the jelly donut painting!!!! Have a great day!