Monday, June 25, 2012

The Necessity of Chalk and Bread

As it's essential for me to excercise creative muscles, I've been putting some of my favorite tools to work.



These chalks, or pastels if you want to get fancy.



And this book. Seriously, if you love to bake, see if you can find it at your local library or amazon. It has some amazing recipes and inspiring photos.



Look at this bread. Gah! It's become necessary for me to bake it weekly. It's SO delicious, and the texture, while tender, is firm enough to slice beautifully. Perfect for sandwiches. Mike said the size and shape reminded him of the type of loaf you'd see in an old black and white movie. I'm sure he meant it as a compliment.



Now onto the chalk. One of the best things we ever did was paint the pantry doors with chalkboard paint. It's been loads of fun to play with.



Amen.

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28 comments:

Kit said...

Hi Jodi! You are so inspiring to me. I love your door. Thanks for that!

Jodi said...

Love you, Kit. :)

Bekah said...

I love the chalk door as well! I think you inspired Nick. Now he's talking about wanting a whole wall in our future kitchen to be chalk painted!
It's such a great idea!
I'm wanting to start making my own bread! Thanks to the cook book idea!

Jodi said...

You're welcome Bekah-boo. xx

Jennifer said...

Your box of pastels (I'm being fancy) is lovely and so is your chalkboard door. Have been contemplating surfaces in my home that might like a coat of chalkboard paint. . . Love your artistic embellishment, too, Jodi :) I am clicking right over to my local library to see about that book. Yum!

Kat said...

I love, love, LOVE your latest pantry door art. Must paint something around here with chalkboard paint. The bread looks wonderful... I really can almost smell it, looking at that picture. Wishing I could bake with *real* flour now. ;)

Ron and Theresa said...

I smile at what you do and laugh as I imagine how much Izzy would enjoy a visit your imagination land.

Ron and Theresa said...

I smile at what you do and laugh as I imagine how much Izzy would enjoy a visit your imagination land.

Ron and Theresa said...

I smile at what you do and laugh as I imagine how much Izzy would enjoy a visit your imagination land.

Ron and Theresa said...

I smile at what you do and laugh as I imagine how much Izzy would enjoy a visit your imagination land.

Kim said...

How many times can I say LOVE......

Jodi said...

Jennifer, thank you and I hope you find the book. It's SO worth it. I found it first in our library and ended up ordering a used copy from Amazon. It's getting a lot of use.

Jodi said...

Kat, do paint something - anything - with chalkboard paint. It's so fun to create with, and when you're tired, erase it away!

Emily Wierenga said...

i am more convinced than ever that i need to come visit you.

Jodi said...

Ron and Theresa, thank you times four :) I'd enjoy a visit from Izzy as well.

Jodi said...

Emily Wierenga, I'm convinced you should as well.
P.S. Thank you for being generous and wonderful. You know why. xx

Jodi said...

Kim, as many times as you want :)

Misty said...

wah.... your handwriting is even beautiful!
and chalk and bread.. these seem very, very necessary to me.

much love

Sara said...

Our daily bread can be very delicious, and home baked is always the best.

I like your pantry door.

Re cherries, I tried pitting a few by hand once for a fruit salad...what a mess! I can't imagine 3 pounds of them...yes, cherry pitters are definitely useful gadgets (I still don't have one though)...

Jodi said...

Misty, no--my handwriting is horrible. The drawings are mine. The handwriting belongs to my better half.

Jodi said...

Sara, yes, our daily bread always meets the need. Definitely need a cherry pitter. My fingers still ache at the memory.

Amy said...

I'd really, really, really like to come plant myself in the middle of your creative joy for just a little while. All of it makes me smile. Really. Mentally I just drew a cute smiley face on the chalkboard door:)

Jodi said...

Amy, come draw it in person :)

Rachel said...

I was just looking at bread recipe books yesterday, this looks good, and thanks for the reminder that God's word is our daily bread. :-)

Connie Smiley said...

The bread looks fantastic, and I think the black and white comment was definately a compliment! Love the verse, Amen to that.

amy said...

i love you. you are stinkin' cute.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Was able to order the book from my local library. I don't bake much, but enjoy reading about it. I have a sort of platonic love of baking.

And I think we've seen that door before. Didn't know it was the pantry door, and I love it....Trying to think where I could do such a thing, but not coming up with any good ideas yet.......But feeling inspired, none the less.

Leslie said...

i love your chalk art. (and the bread looks amazing)

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