Lavoisier is having none of your shit.
Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.
Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject.
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.
I LOVE IT
my therapist taught me to start thinking of my anxiety as my panicky friend
this is so cute omg
Woah this is super useful!!
For all my anxious friends out there.
This totally works! Some of us get stuck in the sense that we *are* our emotions, so they overwhelm us and we can’t do anything about them. When you give your emotion an identity separate from you, it gives you the distance to make better judgments about it, and to comfort yourself better. 10/10 therapy veterans would recommend.
1 Tbsp. vegan butter
2 c. vegan marshmallows
4 c. organic brown rice cereal
5 drops natural green coloring
1 c. vegan chocolate chips, melted
2 Tbsp. vegan chocolate sprinkles
1 Tbsp. non-hydrogenated shortening
1/2 c. powdered sugar
12 mini vegan chocolate chips
6 vegan marshmallows, sliced in half
6 popsicle sticks
- Line an 8x8 pan with wax paper.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the vegan butter and vegan marshmallows on medium/low heat, stirring often.
- Once they are completely melted, remove from the heat and add the natural food coloring until
- well-combined. Add the brown rice cereal.
- Place in the 8x8 pan and pat down gently. Allow to cool down for 10 minutes. Cut into 6 rectangles. Place a popsicle stick into each Treat.
- Lightly coat 1/4 of the half of the Krispie treat with melted chocolate. Immediately add the vegan sprinkles.
- Save the melted chocolate for the mouth. Place into a plastic baggie with a small slit cut out of the corner and create a mouth.
- Mix the shortening and powdered sugar together until fluffy. Place into a plastic baggies with a small slit cut out in the corner.
- Create two circles for both eyes and add a chocolate chip for the iris.
- Cut a marshmallow in half and stick to each side of the neck of the Treat.
- Place in freezer to set for 10 minutes.