Friday, March 19, 2010

(Wo)Man Plans and God Laughs

I have a friend who doesn't like that saying; but, for me, it's just about the irony of life...all kinds of plans, and then, things happen. For me, it's fighting a massive infection...lots of antibiotics and pain pills. Laid too low to even try to blog, or do any of the things I was so excited about doing. For now, I read a bit, and sleep alot..sleep is healing...

The marzipan handbag is one I made for a photoshoot several years ago...I love working with marzipan, and again, have some plans for life seems to be more about planning than doing these days. The frame and clasp on the handbag are gold leafed (real gold leaf is edible)..It just reminds me of spring.

I'll be back with bells on...


  1. Hi Jess,
    What in the world has happened to you? Is it a sinus infection or what? Please take care of yourself. I know you've had a rough winter. I wish I lived closer so I could come by and take care of you.
    It's a pretty little purse. The whole vignette is adorable and so much like spring!
    Big healing hugs!

  2. Darlin' Kelly,
    I have a massive infection in my sinus' and in my mouth..will spare all the gory details...I just hope the antibiotics work (again), and then, surgery on my mouth (got to have a mouth that works....I use it so much!)ha.
    Thanks for caring.
    I do love the purse...more to follow.

  3. It is officially the 1st Day of Spring here in the Great White North, so I wish you A HAPPY SPRING ..... and a speedy recovery.

    Your little Marzipan purse is absolutely adorable! I have never worked with Marzipan nor am I much of a cake decorator but I do have a friend that makes some wonderful creations using Marzipan and Fondant Icings.
    Realizing the work that goes into such, I admire the both of you for your ambition and talent! I don't have either. :) -Brenda-

  4. So sorry you are ill!!! The photo & concept in your above photo are delightful. You are so creative artistically. Hope you will be restored to health soon so you can bring all your wonderful ideas into reality. Thinking of you and sending healing thoughts.
    Is xox

  5. Dearest Brenda,
    Thankyou...and happy Spring!!! I have great hopes for Spring...and hope your's is wonderful.
    I learned about marzipan in Boston..and from a Czech friend, who makes the traditional "marzipan pig" for Christmas...
    There are shops in Boston, with windows chuck full of wonderful fruits, flowers, just about anything can be made of marzipan. I love almond paste, and now that I have my brand-new food processor (oh, wait, that's planning..I am sneaking up on planning from now on)..

  6. Dear Is,
    You have been in my thoughts, but have just be down, reading, sleeping, and snuggling with the cats...just about all I can do right now.

    I have high hopes that we might meet again one day.