Just like those ^ -- They look kind of cute in this photo I guess... but they are so nasty... I ate one once. Part of it. Never again. Barf eternally.
But anyway --
The Racine Art Museum here in Wisconsin has an annual Peeps art exhibit (or peep show if you're nastay) Here are the event details ---> Ramart.org
Basically, make peep themed art and celebrate spring! Anyone from the public can enter, there are kids and adults categories as well as a peoples choice.
Three years ago I participated in their holiday ornament competition and posted about it here. I had a lot of fun making that!
So this year when my friend, who works at the museum, asked if I wanted to get together and work on something to submit I said yeah! She made a punny Hunger Games piece for last years competition and wanted to do a 50 shades of gray/ 50 shades of peeps one this time. I supplied the paint, she supplied the peeps and although I don't have any pictures of her 50 peeps all painted ~ombre~ style (she didnt finish them that night) I do have my piece to share.
My dauhter has been asking a lot of human biology questions lately things like - how do bones move, where do babies come from (lol) and is there blood inside of stomachs. So when we were at the book store the other day I took the opportunity to show her a huge medical anatomy book. She was thrilled. Her favorite part was the digestive system she said. Strange kid. My favorite part were the illustrations! I have always been fascinated my technical medical drawings. So when I had to think of something to do with these peeps my mind instantly went to anatomy.
So wth images like this as my inspiration, I painted the anatomy of a peep.
They were way too enjoyable to paint. I guess I was really READY to do some painting because even though this was just funny and silly - the acrylic and paintbrush were as refreshing as a glass of ice water... Or listening to the Faint at full blast in my car. I miss painting. Between last weeks high school paintings and now this I am feeling like I need to do more (as if being surrounded by amazing paintings in an actual art museum isn't enough..) I will try to squeeze something in between now and next weeks trip to California. We'll see... I also have tons of cleaning and packing to do so.. yeah. Here's hoping. Oh yeah, also if anyone who reads this cares - IM GOING TO CALIFORNIA! :D 12 day trip - fun in the sun - WOO HOO!