He bakes pastel sweets and candy landscapes filled with gingerbread houses
and chocolate rivers, then transforms them into paintings.
His paintings are not like any fantasy land I’ve ever seen before…
I know I dreamed about candy filled rivers and pink cloud landscapes, thanks to the boardgame Candyland.
Encountering Cotton’s work has brought back all of those memories and then some.
Will Cotton took his art to a new level earlier this month when he transformed the Partners & Spade Gallery in NYC into an actual bakery, filled with his freshly baked tarts, pies, cakes and macaroons.
Guests were invited to purchase his treats at normal bakery fairs. Gosh I wish I had made it there to savor the baked goods and the pastel dream paintings.
For now…browsing his website will do. Some of these look like photographs of a real life candy land. How fun would it be to have a Will Cotton portrait done?
So cute and just wonderful. Feed your soul and light your fire.
Go see Fanstastic Mr. Fox NOW!!!!!!
and then share the end of last night with me.
It ended with Tyfins, the candid black cat,
displaying thanks for his
Filed under: natural wonders
Hope you have a warm and fuzzy with the ones you love.
1. Lady Gaga
2. Books and rooms filled with books.
3. The fantastic fox
4. JJ. Grandville and Anthropomorphic Illustrations
5. The color pink
6. Donald Chaffin illustrated Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. NPR – on the radio, online and on my iPhone.
10. Family and Friends
and not the least….
Shot by Eliza Sys.
images from fashion gone rogue.
Current Obsession ~ Erica Weiner Crystal Blue Necklace. I’d wear it every day.
Filed under: cupcakes, flowers and unicorns
When I first saw this editorial in Nylon, I was beside myself.
Who’d a thought I could actually have the same hair that I envied on my My Little Ponies growing up. And then with Lady Gaga rocking it and singing about Lavender Blondes…
Now I’m sort of obsessed and wondering how I can turn my dark locks into a Unicorn worthy mop.
Thanks to CatParty I’m officially obsessed with this new Eva Green flick, Cracks
. I can’t even look at the trailer for too long before I want to run out and find outfits to match hers in my closet. I LOVED her look in The Dreamers and was very sad when the same sultry, natural side of her was not represented in Quantum of Solace.
the film is directed by Jordan Scott.
These two looks KILL me.
Filed under: music
my feet are a tappin to this song…diggin their voice combo.
The animals, considering themselves exploited and misrepresented by man, hold a secret nocturnal meeting in the Jardin des Plantes zoo in Paris. The fox convinces them that their best weapon is intelligence, and they desire to produce a book of, by and for animals, to be illustrated by Grandville (as an “honorary animal”) and to be published by the sympathetics Hetzel and Paulin. The bulk of Les Animaux thus consists of the “animals” literary contributions.
Filed under: photography
NPR’s The Picture Show is always a great source of fun photo-related content.
The most recent, a highlight on Eliot Glazer’s Tumblr My Parents Were Awesome.
You can submit photos of your own Momma and Pappa Bears.
Here’s one of my mom and dad I found digging around
…taken shortly before they married
at the New Mexico State Fair. Handsome couple, eh? Loving both of their hairstyles.
It’s so funny to see how fashionable and hip these parents were.
You can see more on Eliot’s Tumblr…some of my faves: