Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its Way
Here's a sneak peek at what I will be offering on Friday's update at Spookytime Jingles. Bunny Boy is a mixed media creation, Paperclay and wood. He's actually an autobiographical piece.
Here's the story...my parents owned their own business making children's furniture. They had a shop in Mentone, CA, on HWY 38 (a busy road that led up to Big Bear). On Easter weekend, my dad had the brilliant idea of dressing me in a bunny suit and standing me out in front of the store. Now, keep in mind, this was when I was in Jr. High - and you KNOW how devastating and embarrassing even the simplest of things can be at that age. I protested (to no avail) and my dad convinced me that no one I know would see or recognize me. Seemed logical, until I saw that the bunny suit did not have a full mask - it had a hole where my face would show through!!! No amount of penciled in whiskers or black bunny nose would hide my identity! It was demoralizing! Oh, and did I mention that several kids from school rode by on their bikes and laughed at me!
Aren't we artists lucky that we have an outlet for all our built up angst? Hey, Paperclay is a lot cheaper than therapy!