Sunday, June 27, 2010

AfghaniSnail ( 2001-? )

 Two and a half inches long, one inch and three-quarter inches high. Fimo-type clay.


 Also- Winner of the Contest-

Thanks to all you great people who sent photos of your celebrations in honor of SOSAD, Strangely Orange Snack Appreciation Day.  They ranged from preschool parties to semi-non safe for work videos, and I enjoyed them all. 
That being said, the winner is Rachel Kassman who seemed to celebrate with the largest group (even though some might have been interns who were there possibly against their will), and they had the largest variety of snacks also.  I sincerely hope the rest of you found that eating orange food is a reward in itself. 

I'll post the wire sculpture of Rachel's choice, and which I will then send to Rachel, sometime in the near future. You can go here to see the winning celebration.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Bon Voyage

2010 SOSAD Post

Hello all, I'll be updating this post throughout the day.  It'll be about Strangely Orange Snack Appreciation Day and a shot I'm working on. 

8:30 a.m. and I just got up.  Already have several photos of people celebrating SOSAD emailed to me. People must have started celebrating at the stroke of midnight or something. Will now start making breakfast.

9:09 a.m. Making sweet potato pancakes. Wanted to make sweet potato waffles, but not into the whole whipping up egg whites so early in the day.

The batter looks pretty orange, the final product has just a hint of it. 
Tasted good though.

While I was at the grocery yesterday, I had planned to just get a few bags of orange snacks, but as my cart began to be filled with more orange items, I decided to just go ahead and go all out stupid silly about it.


3:30 p.m. Half a bowl of Giant Cheez-its.

4:30 p.m. Working on an image for the blog here. My daughter is working on her latch hook project and listening to a Harry Potter book on cd. We'll walk down to a local ice cream place soon for something orange.

A hat for tonight's image post. Mini-haberdasher, that's me.

Buffalo Chicken over stir-fried carrots (plus a few snap peas for the heck of it.

11:30 p.m. Orange Sherbert.

See you next year!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Celebrate S.O.S.A.D., win a prize.

One day a few years ago, I invented a holiday to celebrate strangely orange snack food, which I called S.O.S.A.D. (Strangely Orange Snack Appreciation Day). In order to take part, simply enjoy an orange snack food of some kind while meditating on the science that makes this color of food possible. What a wonderful time to be alive!

This year I've decided to have a little giveaway in honor of SOSAD. From what I've seen, maybe a couple hundred people (at the very most) have taken part in this holiday so far. It hasn't taken the world by storm the way I had hoped, so I've decided to try and bribe people with a chance to win something. To enter, just send a photo of you and at least one other person enjoying orange snacks to me, here, and I'll make a wire/object sculpture for you using a theme picked by you. I'll pick the winner later this week.

edit- I neglected to mention that June 21 is always the SOSAD date. I'll post the winner a few days later.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Love Machines

Available now at my Etsy shop, as well as the Daddy Long Legs piece.
A close up of the "bouquet"

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

He Turned Water Into Wine...

... and after I finish the wine, I turn corks into people. (Yeah, some of these are beer corks. Cut me some slack).

I was asked a few years ago for a nativity scene, and I got to work on it today. Finished so far- Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus, a horse, and a cow.  I have five months left to make wise men, angels, and shepherds.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Miss EL34

EL34 is the kind of tube this is. Goes in an amplifier I think.
(She's already spoken for.)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Daddy Long Legs

I'll be posting these last three pieces (the sculptures, not the photos) on my Etsy very soon.