This is a commission - and the pink here is a bit bright! At first the photo was a bit pale - so... it's somewhat lighter than this! It is a painting of the favorite donuts of a family - with a bite out of one of the chocolate frosted. I learned something - 'glaze' is just as fun to paint as jelly! This took 3 trips to the donut shop (Paco was very happy about this) because the first time the frosting got stuck to the bottom of other donuts, the second time the donut girl, staring vacantly and slack jawed as I told her WHY I needed them to lay flat and not touch each other, jammed the top of the box down on the donuts crushing all the tops.... Hey, I did my time as a Bess Eaton Donut Girl - 11-7 a.m. 5 days a week, so I could work a day job, too, to help pay my senior year tuition... so I know all about that job - I have, actually some very interesting stories from that time.
OK... I'll tell you one. (I know you're dying to know!) Picture me, cop and schoolteacher's daughter, been in a Catholic all-girls' school all my life, at a very nice college (scholarship girl, but whatever)... pretty much 'walking the line'... I take this job over my parents' protests. They lose sleep, because they KNOW what I'll see. I learned that about 3 a.m. the local pimps and prostitutes (I didn't even realize we had them in our town) go for coffee and donuts. Yup. So I 'met' them all. My parents were horrified. I was terrified when they came in, to tell the truth. One really big guy tried to be funny and 'take' my new earrings from my ear. I was such a baby, I called the police! But seriously? He probably weighed 300 pounds and was about 6'5". But my boyfriend (now husband) had given me those earrings and I was not about to give them up for anything! TMI?Pin It