Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Moon dance cookies



Don't you just love that song?  I do, and there is something so beautiful and magical about watching the moon rise in the sky.





A couple of years ago, my husband and I were at World's End state park in Sullivan country PA.  It was night time and we were at the highest outlook watching falling stars.  It is desolate there - no light from cities and you couldn't see beyond the headlights of the car on the way up.  Perfect silence and complete darkness and a high elevation made for a celestial show like like I had never seen before.   There was the occational crackle of fallen leaves as an animal moved through the woods as well as hooting from an owl.






Yesterday I was looking up song lyrics and poetry about the moon, and suffice to say there was plenty.  Clearly, the moon brings out creativity, romance, and imagination.







18 year old Mary Shelley wrote the gothic novel Frankenstein during a "waking dream" in which she was inspired by the moon shining in her window in June of 1816.  Many discounted her moon inspiration (thinking it was made up as a way to sensationalize the story), but scientists have now calculated that the moon was indeed shining in her window that night. 






I tried a something new when making this cookie.  I used black disco dust applied with a paint brush to create the shadowing effect.  The flood icing was pretty dry when I did this, so it gave a very light and controled touch.  Loving it.






I highly recommend talks with the man in the moon because he is very good listener.






Ispiration.  Isn't it a great thing?

I have just discovered (by way of Lynn at Happier than a Pig in Mud blog) that photos can actually be edited online.  Yes, I am cringing that  everyone on the planet knew this and that I am a very slow learner in all things technology related.  I am ashamed.  Anyway, now that I have been turned loose on Picnik, I am having outrageous amounts of fun playing with photos.  Talk about inspiration - this has opened up a whole new world for me - the ability to not only improve my photos, but also to impart mood and atmosphere.






And I would NEVER use my newfound toy in an  immature way. 







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17 comments:

  1. I have always loved the moon, and fascinated by it. Another creative cookie project! xo

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  2. I love when food is both pretty and yummy!

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  3. These cookies are so beautiful! Your story made me want to visit that park in PA, sounds lovely and magical. I love the detail in the owl/tree cookie.

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  4. Fantastic looking cookies and fummy looking people;)

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  5. Great cookies! I noticed the effect right away on the cookie shot and love your family pic-I hope you print it out and frame it for Halloween:@)

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  6. I love your creations. I confess. I cannot edit photos on line. I am not sure I have enough brain room to learn one more thing :)

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  7. These are FANTASTIC!! I am such a lover of the moon and EACH one of these is just adorable!!! Your talents prove more amazing with each an every cookie that you present!!!

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  8. Lisa, these cookies are amazing! I have missed so much while I've been catering!! I ADORE the SPIDER CAKE!!! Incredible!! Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind comments! Now, I'm going back to look at your posts again! Jina

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  9. Lisa, I love these. I love the moon man and I especially admire the owl in the tree. How did you do the cloud. You and your oven are trully enchanted. Pinned the moon man. Joni

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  10. Great cookie designs...I didn't know about Picnik either. Thanks. Cherry Kay

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  11. Great cookies! Lynn is the best, isn't she!
    Here from Seasonal Sundays.
    Have a good one!

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  12. Hi Lisa,
    I love your moon cookies. So wonderful for this time of year! That is neat about Mary Shelley really having the moon shine in her window. My son loves gothic novels. Thank you for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  13. So much fun to visit you and see what delicious cookies you have to tempt us with! Love, love your moon cookies!

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  14. These are wonderful! You did such beautiful job. The cookies with the bats are my favorites, although I do appreciate the artistry of the man in the moon.

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  15. How do you do this. Each one is better than the last.

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. Cookies are fantastic! But you know this is the best b/c of the story...I love that. Your talents are amazing and your family is awesome.

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