Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Frida and a shot at cake decorating

This is my version of Frida. My husband asked who was the Asian girl with the unibrow. What can I say? I was trying for ethnic but I guess I didn't quite capture the hispanic element. Anyway this is my donation to the Art Center.

This is my Dad's contribution. Can you tell he lives to fish? He calls this one Mighty Muddy.
This was my attempt at Dr. Seuss style fish. This was my cake to decorate for Dr. Seuss Night at the kids' school. It was a challenge but I was pleased for my first attempt at cake decorating.

This is my friend Nicole's version of The Cat in the Hat. Not her first cake rodeo. Isn't she good at this? We both had Dr. Seuss books to look at but we still had to do it freehand.

I was asked by my sister to do a painting for the Muscatine Art Center Mosaic Art Project. They sold 300 canvases for $5 each and people took them home and painted them then they brought them back. The artist gets the $5 back and the art center is doing a blind buy for $20 for each artwork. My sister said there were a lot of wonderful pieces donated. They will be on display in the art center I think on the 15th of March. In April there will be an Artist Reception where they will serve refreshments and give everybody a chance to discuss their art. My Dad and I each took on a 6"x 6" canvas and I think the results turned out pretty good.

The next thing I took on was a Dr. Seuss birthday cake. My friend baked the cakes and crumb coated them and then brought them to my house for decorating. She made one white and one chocolate. The chocolate had chocolate mousse in the middle and her Swiss butter creme frosting was delightful! I decorated the one with the fish and she did the Cat in the Hat.

I went to Michael's over the weekend and bought another canvas. It is a 5" x 5" Gallery style with 1 1/2" stretcher. Trying to find the right thing to do on it. It was about $7 on sale so I want to do something really cool on it. I've got a couple ideas and as soon as I get off the computer I'm going to try my luck at it. Check back to see what I come up with.


Diane Duda said...

Thanks for your input Heidi.
I got her new email and contacted her directly.
I'll take her word for it if she says she didn't copy my frogs and move on from there.

I'm sorry I wasted the whole morning on this.
BTW, I think you did a great job of making this Frida your own. :) Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I like your oriental lady! She does look like your hubby said.
I laughed when I read it meant ugly where you live.
No, homely means he likes being at home with family.
I think will put a photo on my post.
So funny. No, he's awesome!
I thinks so, maybe love sick. Mark doesn't think he looks nice. I don't know why he thinks this way.
He is perfect to me.

Jenn said...

oooh they are all WONDERFUL! I could have never decorated those cakes that well! So nice you made those:) happy weekend!!! xox...jenn

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Gorgeous Frida - I like her! She is def your own, Heidi style. And you've done a great job with the cake (was that your first go??) You should see my shocking attempts at decorating cakes!