How to explain this pink popsicle painting? First, a confession: I’ve spent an evening or two watching sitcoms with my teenage son. OK, that’s an understatement. Maybe we’ve binged on a few seasons of New Girl, and even though it’s an amusing enough show, sometimes the mind wanders . . . hey, what’s that on the wall behind Zooey Deschanel’s bed?
I’m also a fan of Maira Kalman, master of the Hostess cupcake still life (among many other beautiful paintings, all of which are painted with a frosting of delicious color).
It couldn’t be too hard to do, right? Well, it’s been a while since I’ve painted anything, and I was a little stiff about moving paint around. Also, how exactly does Maira make her paint look so edible?
I used acrylic paint (a practical option when painting where you live and breathe) but lacking in gloss. So, I’m going to apply some varnish and hope that gives it a little sparkle and shine . . . that is, when I get around to it.
8 thoughts on “Make: Popsicle Pop Art”
You are so awesome, Margaret!
thanks, Sarah! You’re awesome, too.
Beautiful colors. Maira would be envious!
I’m pretty sure not. But you’re sweet to say so, friend.
I love the texture you achieved–scrumptious! Also love the pillow on your bed–I have some of the red riding hood fabric, too–great red border. You are super talented my friend!
Thanks, darlin’. I’m imagining you are quilting away . . . or knitting for Granny?
I just came across this post again…so sweet and big impact.