Tuesday, June 30, 2009

waltz me like a cupcake at a tea party

photo by P., cupcakes by her (wow) mom

by studio violet

by ever-lasting sprout

from hello sandwich

thank you pippi. thank you ffffound.

The sun shone down for two consecutive days until, right around 6 o'clock, the skies opened up and it rained straight down. When it stopped and the steel sky mixed with the light of the end of the day and lit up all the flowers and the grass and all the green, it was like a measured decision to push the envelope of the gorgeousness of the day with just a little more gilt, a little more decoration, a little more sugar on top.

And suddenly all of the images I am drawn to, and the sunshine and the rain and the pressure of designing a new collection are tweaking my maximilist tendencies, whispering, "don't worry... just add a little more...push everything as far as you want to go and don't hold back...the rest will follow"...

8 comments:

cindy* said...

wonderful.

Callie Grayson said...

and follow we will!

TERI REES WANG said...

Rainbow patches with just enough shadow... it's working.

Clarity said...

I strongly believe in biting off more than you can chew. If you have to do it, do with sugar :)

I adore the whole lot - the cups are gorgeous and I am still searching for a classic mismatched set. Sigh.

cindy : quaint said...

push it to the max, then you'll pull it back, or not!

What Possessed Me said...

Deb, TAKE IT THE MAXXX!

Is that Pippi smoking some doob? Can I get in on that? xoxoxo

The Cupcaketologist said...

Speaking of cupcakes, thank you for the inspiration!

"The Glittering Bee" is a burnt butter cupcake iced in brown sugar frosting and topped with a honey-orange blossom buttercream. It is crowned with a honeybee embossed fondant disk, and glitters as all that is good with sparkling crystal sugars.

http://thecupcaketologist.blogspot.com/2009/07/case-study-23-glittering-bee.html

Alyssa said...

that was beautiful...

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