Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yum yum come get you some!

Years ago I went to the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Winston-Salem. There was a vendor there rolling his cart of goodies up and down the route. His call out was "Yum yum, come get you some! Cotton Candy, Candy Apples...!" It is now a regular saying in my vocabulary.

Those treats he spoke of inspired my newest creation. Cotton Candy earrings.

I took some wool that I picked up at the drug store and dyed it in some lovely Hibiscus tea. The color is a nice soft pink not too harsh. Next I made some tiny cones out of good ol' sculpy. After I baked those up I painted them a nice antique white color with soft pink spirals. I wanted them to look kinda vintage. Then I wired them up connecting them to the earring hooks with a cute little brass antique-y looking bow.

I also made them where the candy is off white and the cones have pale blue spirals. 

They are up for sale on my ETSY site. So "Yum yum, come get you some!" Pink Cotton Candy Earrings

Most of you who know me, know that I have had dreams of running away with the Carnival. NOT the circus have you... the Carnival or the fair as we call it back home.

Alas I have not a talent to allow this to happen. I can't eat fire, or swallow swords. I think I could probably lay on a bed of nails but I don't even have one to practice on.

Soooo as I was dreaming of what I could do I realized I have had the talent all along. I could be the banner painter!

One of my favorite artists is Johnny Meah.Meah Art

Unfortunately Coney Island already has their resident painter Marie Roberts. Check out some of her work. Marie Roberts

So for now I will just have to display my banners here in the "virtual world"

Tiny The Tattooed Tot

Penguin Girl

This is one of my favorite pieces that I have ever done. The Faces were removable and at my art opening I took Poloroids of people posing their faces in the piece.

The newest piece is a family portrait that I did not long after we moved to New York. The whole family is involved. Me, Lee, Monster and Elvira!

Maybe one day my dream of being the banner painter will come true till then I'll just be the sign painter of my own carnival!

Next week... Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade!!

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