Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cupcake Tic Tac Toe, 12x12, Acrylic

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This painting is a donation to the RI Food Bank Auction, which has a Cupcake theme.  I had a little inventory problem, in that my female cat, Isabelle, is driving insane by the smell of chocolate, in any form. And she will risk life and limb to get some.  So the first day when I turned my back she ate the other chocolate cupcake (I painted them from top row to bottom row).  So for the second row I had to buy more - and I put the pieces I wasn't painting in a zip lock bag.  Left it on the counter and overnight she ate the cupcakes, and the plastic bag as well.  The last day in desperation I was buying all the cupcakes on the shelf, just in case they didn't get stocked up and just in case Isabelle somehow could reach the NEW baggie, which I nailed to the top part of the cabinet.  
All of a sudden, as I'm holding 3 packages (because NOW they had the golden and chocolate, bottom row left) and contemplating whether I needed another Snowball... someone tapped me on the back and I turned and this little old lady said "Go ahead dear... take them all...."  and I was mortified!  I tried to explain about Isabelle, and she said "Of course, they're for the cat..."
Well, tonight I stuffed the leftovers in a bag and sent them home with my son!!!!

That being said I'm cooking a lot of shrimp tonight for Ros Farbush's Memorial Service tomorrow, and Harry (my orange cat whose weakness is shrimp) is hunting ME.... let's see if I survive the evening!!!





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15 comments:

  1. Wow, who knew painting cupcakes and cooking shrimp could be so wrought with danger!! But still an yet, you've managed a fine painting despite the perils! And now I am thinking I need one of those orange cupcakes! I hope tonight finds you all celebrating the joyful life of your good friend Ros.

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  2. Il est bon de retrouver vos oeuvres après plus de 6 semaines d'absence... Je rentre tout juste des Philippines...
    Une peinture qui m'ouvre l'appétit... je suis si gourmande.
    Gros bisous

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  3. Generous of you and what a fun yummy grouping of goodness! I gained 5 pounds just looking at it. And the cats! Oh Kelley- be careful out there!!

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  4. This is super cute! And how brave of you to paint such a delectable subject, not sure I could handle it...I'd have to keep running to the store! I particularly like the yellow cupcake with the creme filling and yellow frosting...a personal favorite.

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  5. Your cats really have a gourmet palate,and mama paints with a palette of beautiful colors. Great story!

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  6. Love this painting sortie and the cat capers... always fun to read your posts!
    See you at the SSAC today...

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  7. What a great donation piece for a really fun theme. Some lucky person will love hanging this in their home!!!

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  8. That's hilarious! LOL A good laugh to begin my day :). I really like this painting. Original! And yummy. And now I want cupcakes for breakfast (yep. I do that kind of thing. shhhhhh.... : )

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  9. Kelley, This is so whimsical and playful! I love it, very fun and and happy, we all need to be uplifted, once in awhile, and this is perfectly uplifting!

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  10. LOVE LOVE the cupcakes..talk about JOY
    so wish I was with you all today

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  11. Hope both you and the shrimp made it through okay! Funny story - and fun (and yummy) painting.
    Wonderful obit in the Boston Globe today for Ros.....what a special woman!

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  12. Fun painting, funny story, great cause! You've got it all going on Kelley!

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  13. Nice ! Had to laugh as I was reading this so funny. Thanks for your gift of whimsy and smiles . ( Mac won out , yeah ! )

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  14. Too funny about your cat:)) Great painting! Such a fun concept:) Great colors. Sending your hugs during the Memorial. Hoping Harry was "paws off" the shrimp:)

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  15. Cool painting. I like the red background. Sounds like you have a cool cat too! I think my cat would be great friends with your cat.
    Yipee! about the painting challenge! Good one!
    Happy Painting,
    Nora

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