Not a sketch. Not a digital image, something Sanu related, or even Second Life related. It isn’t really anything that can be considered art at all… But is it tasty? Hell yes it is!
One of the things that I make a lot of in Second Life is cupcakes. Tasty, delicious, virtual cupcakes with all the visual perfection that comes of not actually picking up a piping bag to decorate, and without the temptation to lick your fingers clean of the extra buttercream.
That said… they’re not quite as tasty – calorie-free or not.
When my hubby decided that he simply must have a giant batch of home-made cupcakes to take into work, I leaped at the opportunity to make two dozen cupcakes, ganache, buttercream, and a right royal mess of the kitchen that somebody else would have to tidy up. Ok… that, and I was already watering at the mouth after looking at so many geeky goodies (and lately, many macaroons) over at Not So Humble Pie, one of my favourite cooking blogs. When the cakes were finished, I couldn’t resist taking a few photos, either!
Two batches were made – carrot cupcakes with a lemon buttercream and chocolate cuppies with a delicious dark chocolate ganache which simply melted on the tongue. Honestly, it was hard to resist just grabbing out a spoon and partaking of that delicious bowl of blended chocolate and cream myself, leaving little or none for the cakes… self-control was tantamount. So was the ability to fend off sisters and a very curious husband looking over my shoulder going, “Can I have some yet? Can I have some yet?”
Anyhow, that is it for today. Cupcakes: Real life style!
And this is just proof of that. Sorry Elentari, I’m still working on getting something perfect for your Sandy request. I know, I know, I promised not to do portraity type things today, but it just didn’t turn out that way. Non-portraits tomorrow!
As a very special treat for today: another follow-up picture to go with the one above. Just click to enter the post, and you’ll get to see your special treat for today. Yay spirit fingers!
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Ok, here we go, another picture for today… one request, one ‘this is just what I happened to be drawing today’. Perfect!
Not quite sure what to say about her though… Her name is Susan. Not a lot to go by, is it? *laughs*
Not a huge amount of progress, but some: and the first chance for anyone out there in internet world to see a slightly larger view of the painting I am working on. Aren’t you lucky?
Ok, I’m not actually sure which direction I am going with in this work…. I think it is going to be one of those ‘progress as it is painted’ type things… I don’t generally like to show things in progress like this, as opposed to just showing a final work… but I suppose it is time to try to get out of that habit and perhaps throw out some of the interrim steps, in the name of… I don’t know… something different? *laughs*
More to come!
This girl came to me whilst randomly sketching today… watching a friend of mine work on some landscaping, listening to miss Oprah herself needing to be slowly stepped through how to tie a scarf…
This particular image is just a tiny one – about an inch square, drawn in the bottom right hand corner of a page also showcasing several young ladies, an antique frame, some random swirls and a few little piglets with aerial aspirations…
I find it funny, or perhaps just more interesting that she still ‘works’ for me, even blown up so big compared to the original size of the sketch. As you can tell, also, she isn’t all there… Lord help me, but I just couldn’t bear to add another stroke of my pen – she’s just perfect as she is, in her own little way.
I must admit, I am curious as to whether something working up large when it started out small is a sign of something good. I know, for example, that there are some ‘small’ things that, if shown up large, just wouldn’t, or couldn’t work. When small, they work, when large, they lose something – not just a little something, either. The same goes in reverse – a Pollock just doesn’t have the same effect as a 600×400 image in an internet browser as it does in its huge and incredible form in a national gallery. Does this make it any less of a work because it loses some of its power at a different size? Or does that actually make it all the better, because in the original form… it is much more powerful? That much more special, because it is the way it is, and would lose what it has if presented in any other way?