Day 16. Pshaw, Cuterie

If you make a meal of many little dishes and if adorable family members all gathered around it, you have, let’s say, a ‘cuterie’. Pshaw, you can’t help but smile at these pictures of the family hamming it up. My night to provide the meal; I put out a charcuterie.

Finally got to use the jar of fig jam I had on hand. I also put out a little can of Deviled Ham. (Believe it or not, Mom, I can remember encountering it for the first time in the kitchen on Warner Hill Road, at about seven years old. You explained what it was. That, and your penchant for moistening sandwich bread with butter instead of mayonnaise, demonstrated your roots still drew nourishment from your English ancestry.)

Slipped in the squid, too.

Tomorrow, I am going to take a break from thinking about my music classes. I am really struggling with the work needed to get a virtual choir going, since I would need to create files for individual parts for my somewhat inexperienced singers (some could sight-read anything but most need to learn aurally.)

I’m going to listen to St. Matthew’s Passion in its entirety and spend time at the easel.

I’ve invited the household to a mystery painting activity on Saturday. Sent an ecard to get their attention and whet the appetite. I have some work to do tomorrow to get ready for it.

They are going to paint one or more of these nine frames, using a rough outline I give.

Lewis Lavoie, a Candian artist, created a rough shape-and-color outline of an ark, and cut it into small squares to give to other artists. Their task was to paint a 12″ x 12″ tile using these values and incorporating an animal of the world. They had no idea of the final image. In the aggregate, it is a joyous celebration of the diversity of God’s creation. They gathered all the images in a booklet, out of which we cut every one and glued them onto a sheet of plywood.

Here is a closeup of one area. Can you imagine the plain square the artists were given, indicating hue and geometry?

I couldn’t find the conceptual original (it is out there; I have seen it) but I found this one of another project:










I found it here

As keeper of the home, that is my contribution to social sanity this week.

About lettersfromheartscontent

Mother of six, wife to a forester and educator, former homeschool teacher and tutor with Classical Conversations. Now retired from teaching music at a small Christian school. In my retirement I am quilting, decluttering, and calling country dances--contra dances and more for people in my community who want to get out again.
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