10 February 2007

step six :: all about the cupcake

oh was that ever a week! i learned to let a lot go this week. no, i was not going to finish the big pink doily drawing that i wanted to send for my upcoming show at the levy gallery ; no, i was not going to get the handout for my creative process class done [still have to do that today]; no, i was not going to be able to have lunch with a friend; no, i was not going to make a lavish dinner on wed. night; no, i was not going to get to try out my new polaroid telephoto lens [so very excited about this!]....

but it does feel like i can pretty much slow down and breathe again.... my 2 big boxes are happily on their way - the list of their contents and instructions emailed to the proper folks, phone calls caught up with yesterday, blogs read [mostly] this morning... i think i might even catch up with flickr later this weekend !! yay!!

so... risa i owe you a mini picture... but i hope you will be patient... next week... today.... it's all about the CUPCAKE!

20 :: i want sugar :: store front
we really wanted to put up an awning, but you aren't allowed one unless you get a permit from the city of oakland, so we did our very own special flat awning - which in the end i think is better than a "real" awning - since everything in this store is fake anyway!

12 :: i want sugar :: display case front

03 :: i want sugar :: looks real

04 :: i want sugar :: two of my inedible cupcakes
my drawings of inedible cupcakes [oh drat those poisonous flowes]. i'll post more of these individually over the next few days]

08 :: i want sugar :: tara goe's sugarbombin
tara's cupcake sleeve installation

01:: i want sugar :: painting
i love this photo... tara painting the floor....

and my absolute FAVORITE photo... the shadow on the wall was just the perfect bonus!!

23 :: I want sugar :: shadow

you can see the whole set of photos here . you gotta check out the cute softie cupcakes in our display case !! and tara made the most adorable buttons which i don't have a photo of yet. hey... maybe i can sell any extras here for her... that's an idea!

i think i'll be back to regular posting next week.... and don't forget to read shari's post on ship .....

hoping you are all having a nice and easy weekend!

28 comments:

sfgirlbybay said...

hi lisa - i love your installation! but it is making me crave a good cupcake.

would you mind if i did a post on it and used some of your pix? just let me know...thanks!
victoria@sfgirlbybay.com

sfgirlbybay said...

p.s. i just noticed you have work at the beholder. suzanne is a good friend of mine! this town just keeps getting smaller.

Shari said...

hi lisa!

thanks for posting all of these wonderful photos. i feel like i have been to the cupcake cafe. i LOVE the last photo with the shadow. :) have a great saturday. xoxo shari

sarah said...

so wonderful to see these photos lisa , i love them all and especially the last with the shadows too xxx

risa said...

hey lady. i can't wait for the mini photos but these cupcake ones are pretty rad. all those pretty yummy sculptures. and i look forward to seeing your drawings up closer. and i love a checkerboard floor. :)

Alison said...

I want some sugar too please. Love the fibre cupcake on flickr.

amisha said...

i loved this walk-through... the last photo is wonderful! and the flickr tour... amazing work. you and tara did such an incredible job. congratulations!!

Veronica TM said...

what an amazing show! how i would have loved to be there. everything looks so great! can't wait to see more cupcakes.

UNIFORM Studio said...

oh how I wish I still lived there -I would come over and hang out:) I second the motion to post your drawings larger....

julie said...

lisa...it all looks wonderful and pink...i love the little clip frames hanging on the wall with beautiful details and the shadow is FANTASTIC!! xxx

cruststation said...

Absolutely wonderful, I love your cupcake cafe, so much love, hard work, humour has gone into setting this up. I so want to be there to see it in person, thank you for sharing these awesome photos-I want Sugar now!

erin scissorhands said...

great photos! that show looks like it was a lot of fun :)

and that polaroid gadget looks too cool!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I am listening to the Girammy's while posting and the little vintage country song on puts me in the mood in this lttle cupcake cafe even more. What a ton of work for your exquisite art delights, it is over the top worth it!! How wonderful. Bravo.

alyssa said...

Hi Lisa,
I wrote an earlier comment, but it didn't publish. I just wanted to say that your show looks smashing, and all your love, care and hard work really paid off. Now, get some rest:)

Marieke said...

Wow, Lisa! That all looks so yummy in every way! Are you going to sell the inedible cupcakes? xxx

gracia said...

Huge sugary congratulations from across the seas... it all looks wonderful to me! CONGRATULATIONS, I say! Photos aplenty, it's almost like being there.
take care, g xo

poppy said...

how fun that must've been to put together! such a fantastic installation!

christine said...

So sweet and amazing! Bravo to you both. Just wish I could've seen it in person.

Abigail said...

Cupcake-a-rama!! *love it*

Congrats on the show lisa...it looks really amazing :)

enjoy these days after the build up when you can do what frankie intended for a while....r-e-l-a-x I mean ;))

big hugs! xox

mav said...

looks just amazing...
congrats. xo

lisa s said...

aw man... thanks for all the cupcake love!!

i wish i could bake you all REAL cupcakes! xo

sally said...

Everything looks amazing. Oh how I wish I still lived in your neck of the woods so I could see everything in person. You + Tara did an incredible job...you should be so proud!

bugheart said...

wow...
it looks
so much nicer
than the
real cupcake
place
ash and i
went to...
wish you were
there...
i ate an
extra cupcake
for you.

love the photos!

wendy said...

that is such a fabulous show!!
love it.

Di said...

looks like an intriguing transformation- I love the irony you're playing with, and that last photo of the shadows is stunning! I love it.

louise said...

I love the shadow photo too. Well done on such a great project, it all looks fantastic.

simple me said...

How is/was your show? With such fantastic work it must be going wonderfully.
Love the shadow too!

Linda Griggs said...

I'd like to see more of your work. I'm trying to put together a jpg show about sugar, candy cakes.

Linda Griggs
linda@lindagriggs.com

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