touches of lemon




When life gives you lemons and for some reason you can’t make lemonade, find a recipe for a lemon cake. The secret is to turn bitter into sweet and darkness into light. 

And anyhow, happiness is in the right mix, i think. A dose of lemon, or, at least some bright yellow color, adds instant brightmess and cheer - to a wall, a day, an outfit, a drink, a mood - especially in winter! 

Photos/paintings: 1, 3 Martina Voigt-Schmid, 2 Atlantic-Pacifik

15 comments:

  1. I SO LOVE, to start my day with YOU Martina. You have a great way of taking anything and adding a bright spot to it and make a BIG statement. What a WONDERFUL COLOR and taste and feeling you share here! I saw a recipe yesterday for lemon bars that looked so good. Oh, there are so many recipes to try right now!

    Our snow is quickly melting! And that was a ton of snow that came down, but I fear that this morning, the roads will be very slick with ice. Have a soothing day my dear friend! Anita

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  2. so refreshing when it's so white and grey outside!

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  3. I so agree with you, sweet friend! And what luscious lemons these are...I can almost smell them!
    I love the smell and taste of citrus in the cold months...
    Hugs,
    - Irina

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  4. When i think of lemon...i think of the summer......loely weekend darling.....xxx..

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  5. MARTINA! You made dark chocolate truffles????? Now that has to be out of this world DELICIOUS! Things for me are slowing down in a good way, enabling me to now focus on the larger art project to be finished by the end of December. My house is clean and in much better order than before, so I feel better! Our snow has melted enough to make it easier to get around, and our days are sunny. I am loving this lemon post for any time of the year sweet friend! I WISH YOU A WARM day in your heart and soul! Anita

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  6. Bei mir gibt es ein kleines Gewinnspiel, ich würde mich freuen wenn du mitmachst :))

    http://speeechbubbles.blogspot.de/2012/12/adventskalender-turchen-nr-1112.html

    Liebst♥

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  7. Love the lemon yellow color! Bringing brightness in our lives! Hope you have a lovely weekend Martina :)

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  8. Ok..you convinced me to pull out my yellow scarf to wear tomorrow my friend...how about with some navy!!! Joy joy joy....hope you are very well and have a sweet weekend...and I so love your painting. xoxo

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  10. Hello Martina..long time..enjoy weekend. How are the preparations going on for Xmas

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  11. I love the contrast lemon yellow/blue and the printed page on the background. Would you not dare to wear these colors myself.
    I wish you a nice weekend

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  12. Indeed my dear Martina, it is in those borrowed breaths and stolen moments of daily living that we invest in our faith, hope and love. KEEP INVESTING, DAILY MY PRECIOUS FRIEND and enjoy the light around you. I know you are....

    Many wishes of joy to you, Anita

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  13. I love this mix of citrine! Beautiful:)
    Hope you are having a lovely December weekend!
    Anna

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  14. Such lovely thoughts to turn bitter into something sweet, Martina:)

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