Friday, July 20, 2007

Macaron Painter

Yesterday I had lunch with Viv from my old watercolor class...
We spent the hour talking about nutrition, nutrition doctors, diets, how bad our dressing-free cardboard chicken salad was,
blah, blah, blah
Then I walked down the street half a block to La Maison du Chocolat... and their windows were filled with macarons!
Imagine 6 different flabors... Naturally I had to enter for research purposes...
Yesterday K & S said, macarons! :) When she saw the Bouchon macs and she planted a thought in my head. It was time to drop the coffee cups and come home to MACARONS!!
They really are fun to paint. And I love the idea of all the crazy flavors and colors, even if I'm quite content to never try virgin olive oil macarons, the thought of them is fun.
So I've been thinking, jacket painter, chef painter, wine artist, shoe designer, etc., etc. Did I tell you about the 18 months I spent day-trading!!! I still can't believe I did it :) But macaron painter seems like something I could sink my teeth into...
I was listening to the Angelina Jolie interview and she tells of her experiences at
The Actors Studio - she had to become an ORANGE!
Kind of the way I feel when I'm painting macs...
You have to get in touch with your inner macaron
You have to become a macaron...
What flavor macaron would YOU be???

32 comments:

  1. You can paint plenty of macarons as far as I'm concerned! :) I love these. Really nice!

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  2. more macarons! :) I've tried Pierre Herme's olive oil macaron, it was quite delicious!

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  3. Carol!!! I am simply dROOLING over these!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pink series ...!! They are so delicate and begging for a bite! FABULOUS!

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  4. Oh yeah...become the macaron! Interesting to think what flavor I'd be...but it might make an interesting story...

    Meilleurs voeux!!

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  5. Beautiful colors....I want some macarons! Always enjoy looking at and reading your posts.

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  6. Anonymous11:12 AM

    I am not sure if you are asking whether you should become a macaron or paint them. ;-) But you should paint what you love. Thats when one does their best work. Of course you could paint tea cups WITH the macarons and do both. ;-) Love these paintings.
    Cris in OR

    PS.. had company for a few days and we ended up seeing ratatouille.. Such a cute movie. a must see!

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  7. I love your macaron paintings! Luscious!

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  8. foodwalker3:07 PM

    So, so happy to be back in MACARON LAND!
    I've missed your dear, sweet macs...
    Annie

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  9. louisa3:50 PM

    So happy to see The MACARONS are back!
    BRAVO & merci!

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  10. Jessie3:51 PM

    'm reading daily & love your macaron watercolors today! I've been missing them.

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  11. teri c.3:56 PM

    They look sooooo luscious and I never see anything like them in Indiana!!! Making a culinary trip in Sept to Chicago-will have to do some research before then!
    Thanks for the pics!

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  12. chocolate chaud, croissants, bouchons, macarons...

    Thankfully we have none of these readily accessible, (if at all!)here in Montego Bay. Otherwise, everytime I read one of your posts I'd be compelled to rush out and buy some! lol :)

    Beautiful water colours Carol! You have a real gift.

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  13. ladyjicky8:45 PM

    I was just thinking the other day "there is not enough macaron painters " - there you go! LOL

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  14. present tense7:02 AM

    Just lovely...
    Makes me smile :)

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  15. MIAM MIAM !!!
    you can never get an eyeful of too many macarons..
    GiGi

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  16. artcat7:17 AM

    You never cease to amaze and delight me with your beautiful paintings!
    ArtKat

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  17. These pictures make me want to bake a ton of macarons!!!!!!

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  18. you are killing me over here
    with your talk of macarons...


    there are NONE in florida
    that i know of...
    and yet,

    you have me craving them....
    i would take ANY flavor WHATSOEVER!

    :-)

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  19. Now that I have had macarons (at Maison du Chocolat), I could get quite greedy with them. I would like nothing more at the moment than to have one from each row and then start all over again.

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  20. Day Trader? Trader of Macaroons? I'm a Chocolate kinda Macaroon gal, what about you?
    BACK TO WORK I GO!!

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  21. PS Your painting are magnificent!

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  22. Pink is prettiest.
    Rose is the color that sales the most.

    Paint cookies or drink coffee both are good enough to savor;

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  23. Waaah, want macarons... :(

    I mean, I want them in Paris. Just isn't the same in NYC. :) YOU'LL GET TO DO THAT SOON, EH?!

    I'd like to be a...pistachio macaron....mmyes.

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  24. I am reading Joanna Harris' The Lollopop Shoes right now. Alot about Paris and chocolate and also quite a few macarons :-)

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  25. Carol,

    I would find it hard to decide which macaron I would be...depends on the day. Violette for when I am sweet, lime for when I am 'tarty' and rose for my softer side and chocolate when I want to be rich!!! ;)

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  26. I really should have paid more attention in art class back in elementary school. Oh, how you make me long to paint!

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  27. Marie-Noëlle12:57 PM

    I leave those macarons to all your readers and I keep the 3 watercolours for me, very selfishly ...
    First time I feel I can have a sweet tooth !?!

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  28. I can't get enough of Macarons. Why are we all so addicted to them? I haven't even tasted one yet. Fabulous, fabulous paintings

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  29. well, the first time I saw these was in the Marie Antoinette movie and then here on your blog. We don't get them in Australia, do they have a filling? they sure do look VERY sugary :-) give them a bite from me?

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  30. I just love your blogs, and I'm so glad that I learned about it. I have passed it on to one of my nieces, who recently went to Paris for a delightful week. I so look forward to your daily stuff. Keep it up. Marge:)

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  31. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO YOU ARE MY FIRST BLOG EVERY MORN I HAVE IT WITH MY COFFEE LESS CALORIES THAT WAY LOVE THE NEW BLOG MERCI

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  32. Carol, it's almost 9:3pm here but reading your macaron postsmakes me want to run to the kitchen and make more macarons (and I'v already done lots today!!)

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