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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tastes Like Purple

There's a neurological phenomenon called temporary synaesthesia, where a person experiences mixed sensory signals, e.g. mixing sight with sound, smell with taste. Sometimes it occurs as a result of a blow to the head, some experience it under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs. I'm sure you've experienced a lesser form of it at least once in your life, I know I have. The commissary at work used to serve this particular kind of pickle as a garnish, some form of dill pickle. I used to call them monkey pickles because they tasted how monkeys smelled. I guess I had just been to the zoo when I made this connection, I really don't remember, it was a long time ago. But from that point on they were monkey pickles to me. I'm sure some of you have experienced something tasting like skunk, right? Or is it just me? I won't even go into what alfalfa sprouts smell like to me :-) Clicking on the photos will take you directly to the listing. These teeny tiny envelopes really come in handy. I've used these in packages when customers are sending a gift directly to the recipient - very classy! You can find these in the appropriately named TeenyTinyEnvelopes. The bold print on this pouch by AnnieKClothing makes it a standout I've always been tempted to take up knitting, and when I do Syrendell's shop will be my first stop. This brilliant violet silk scarf is handpainted by OceanAvenueSilks. It literally glows, doesn't it?
This fiber brooch by Ohmay is the most beautiful shade of purple and would dress up any outfit.
This little crocheted plum by the ButtonTreeShop has the cutest expression. I just want to pinch its plummy little cheek.
This is the second of a monthly blog post by Felicia of MaidofClay Ceramics. Please feel free to pass this blog post along by any means at your disposal - it's great exposure for those featured, and of all the CCCOEr's in general. Thanks!

18 comments:

  1. What a cute blog post! Your Monkey Pickle connection was too funny! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you for featuring our yarn on your beautiful blog! -- Syrendell

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  3. I love your blog posts -- very entertaining. And it was wonderful of you to mention my teenytinyenvelopes! Thanks!

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  4. Great purple picks! And that plum is so cute. :)

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  5. Love your pics and article. How fun. Monkey pickles is new to me but totally understand how you got the connection! :)

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  6. Great post, purple is a perfect pick. Love the monkey pickles connection, too funny! Thank you =)

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  7. So funny, I googled Monkey Pickles and look what I found:
    http://monkeypicklesgear.spreadshirt.com/monkey-pickles-classic-A6755058 LOL!

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  8. Love your article and your purple picks are gorgeous!!

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  9. Love your story and your purple picks are gorgeous!

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  10. Awesome picks and funny story about monkey pickles!

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  11. great blog post and wonderful creations from cccoe teamsters!

    love the purple...
    marilyn g

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  12. Your description of synaesthesia reminded me of a friend I had about 15 years ago who said she could hear colors and see sounds. Sounds like that could be the same thing or at least something similar!

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  13. What an interesting theme! Gorgeous color! Great artist picks and lovely items to display. Well done!

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  14. what a fun story. yes purple is yummy and delicious.....but monkey pickles....ewwwww.
    and these choices are definitely yummo.
    linda
    whimsicals

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  15. Love your blog post, MOC! And thanks for the feature. Beautiful color!!

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  16. Wow, this is beautiful. I just love seeing things from other Ca. Shops...really nice work. I am SO impressed with the blog!

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