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The Greatest Invitation in the World

via Daily Prompt: Invitation

It would have appeared some time this past week, or possible it will the next, but no longer than two score ago, and hopefully, no less ahead. Ahem ahem

A most peculiar proposition, a– hrmm, peculiar.. no, that’s not right…

A summons of such spasmodic suggestion, an–err… enticement of erratic endoplasmic reticulum, uhm, uhhh…

Oh! Yes, that was it–
An Invitation to a most Irregular Etsy-blishment.

A simple prompt like any other,
but you would know it when you saw it by the sheer desperation of a small fish in a very big parking lot.

Picture this:  My Pinterist
and that’s it.

BEHOLD! The Greatest Invitation in the World
via Discover Challenge: The Greatest _______ in the World

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contact Zu-Zu Lee by email:
♣ provide an image, passage, or summary of the work you would like featured here
♥ describe your concept, process, materials and/or business model
♠ include any links to complete or continued works, digital portfolios, websites, fundraisers, and stores

Star-Light, star bright, the first stars I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Shine on them a bit of light~

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Turn on you love lights, and shine a little on:

Acrylic on framed Canvas paintings by WildEr

Raw crystal and natural stone jewelry, handcrafted with glass beads on nylon thread, by our #1 Fan: Momma Artbeat

Raw crystals from the dirt-y hands of Digger Dave, or as we call him “Hey, Hippie!”
…also known as Dad. Cleansed “with a toothbrush” and charged under the star-light of the milky way here in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in the Free State of Jefferson.

Art runs thicker than blood, and in this family, we share both.


Did somebody say “blood” ? — painting by WildEr

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A zu-zu for You-yoo!

Ode to Cake | | Listening to: Cake – “Open Book”

Sugar rush, baker’s blush
The original candy crush
Cocoa kisses, coo-coo crazy
Batter-up a yum yum
Birthday wishes, wedding dishes
congratulations to the misses
–or there’s plenty of other fishes!
Piece of cake, slice of heaven
Here’s to the servicemen from 7-11
Moissst and tenderly
Rich as I’ll ever be
Whip it up, whip it up baby
Whip those layers, back and forth
Please buy something from my store
Can’t resist, that or this
A desperate peddle, a decadent dish
Grumble Grumble that, chew it over with this–


Preheat oven to 3500
Yields: 2 layers in 9-inch round cake pans

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Sift dry ingredients thoroughly in mixer bowl

1 cup coconut oil or butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups milk, water, or brewed coffee

Mix wet ingredients into dry, beat until combined
Batter will be thin (it will rise)
Pour evenly into prepped pans, yields TWO 9-inch rounds

Bake at 3500 for 25-30 minutes
Toothpick inserted in center of cake should come out clean
Remove from oven (caution: hot)
When pans are cool to touch, gently flip cake from pan to cool on rack or plate.

While cake bakes, mix your frosting in same mixer–

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or half coconut oil – softened, but not liquid
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons brewed coffee

Beat thoroughly

Confectioner’s Sugar (to taste)

Sift confectioner’s sugar mixing with addition
Need at least a couple cups, depending how sweet you want your frosting
Beat Thoroughly

Chill before frosting and serving– enjoy (or else!)


Alas, for I cannot have my cake and eat it to, this photograph shall stand for Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and the Mocha Way in all its neutral pronoun glory