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Wacky Cookies with Character!
"Kathy", the Office Clerk Cookie
Cookies and Sculptures
Artist are a different breed, some of us play with our food, some of us create characters. It started about ten years ago, when I was working on my urban collection of short stories. I called it Tales & Myths of the Inner city. I being an artist and writer, wanted to make the characters come alive. I began to sculpt some of the characters, I wrote about . I use artist clay, basically it's a type of play dough, that kids play with. It's a little stiffer; it's flour, salt and water. I create the characters and bake them. I bake them at 250 degrees in my home oven, until they are hard.
I then paint them. Some have funny and very interesting faces. The last photo is of three of my first sculptures, from those stories. I put them on display, in community art galleries, and took photos of them. I was fascinated by the little faces, that had so much personality. I even transfer some of the images,to the t-shirts, and products in my small online gift shop. They found their way, into my stories on my blog, http://www.writing.com/authors/rixxie/blog.
I've been spending a lot of time cooking and baking lately. I begin to muse about my characters. Valentine's Day, I created my first actual edible cookie characters. The first was called, "Kathy Office Worker", she is the profile photo I posted. It took three people to eat that giant cookie, character . I also made her in a "blond wig". She looks like she ready to party, doesn't she. I have one called,"Sweet Daddy", I didn't think you were ready for him. The cookies are about 81/2 to 12 inches long. I included a few in this article, they are all dressed up for the party. There is Nut head-Man, Cookie-Headed Man, (He's the chocolate one), and Big Lena..
I knew a lady that made cars, they looked like little colorful sports cars. They were only about 5 inches long. She wasn't daring like me. She served them at parties. I make mine for more of a hobby than anything else, they make me smile. Sometimes, someone wants to buy a special cookie, and request I create a character for them. It's fun, I mostly just like seeing what type of, personality they will have. I never know how they are going to turn out . You can find a good cookie recipe here, and find YOUR whimsy, too!
Do you think ladies have more of a sweet tooth than men?
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