I participated on a Saturday, first at the Family Fringe Fest, in a wee park in the middle of town. Here’s my table…
I chose shapes and techniques based on what I thought would demonstrate my skills as an artist. I don’t usually use that word self-reflectively, as art is usually in the eye of the beholder, but if I were to attempt to convince you that lovely things can happen on a cookie, as well as a on canvas or stage, I’d have to bring the good stuff. So I brought:
Rockets—a composite shape, and the airbrushed water-color spots make the moons look nice and cratered.
Asters--A mini fondant cutter added extra petals to a sun shape, with multiple shades of yellow to accentuate the wavy contours of the petals.
Grapes—each grape was a piped dot, sugared in 2 shades of purple, or brushed with purple pearl dust. They were gorgeous up close. It’s also a composite shape that I made with a mini maple leaf and an upside-down Christmas tree.
Geckos—aqua blue, like a gecko isn’t, with little arabesque gold dots. Scales are so unevolved, right? These were the hot seller—they might be my favorite too.
And the fest was selling stenciled t-shirts with the twitter hashtag #EFFit. So I made a few myself with a homemade stencil and some “paint splatters” with my airbrush.
When the Family portion ended, I packed up and finished up the afternoon and evening outside the Side Street Studio Arts, so incoming ticket buyers would see my wares. I did well, but probably could have gotten away with simpler designs for less. The kids wanted cookies no matter what they looked like. But I wasn’t there to “sell” my baking skills, though I always bring them of course, I really did want to make this hard on myself as an illustrator—making them in volume, and making them awesome. And I did it. And if I have the space and time this summer, I expect I’ll be signing up again. So see you on the fringe ;)