Friday, March 13, 2009

Yes, I am Insane

ETA (3/15/09): Look! Over there -->! Flickr photos of the diorama to embiggen!

No, I don't actually have this sort of time on my hands. Yes, I am mildly insane.

Because I often do things that make absolutely no sense, accomplish absolutely nothing of value or use, and distract me from doing things that I should do, I thought it might be fun to enter the local newspaper's Peeps diorama contest. What was supposed to be a weekend craft project for the hell of it gradually became a week long obsession of marshmallow, sugar, chocolate, construction paper and glue. I became possessed, adding details, buying more candy, staying up way past my bedtime. Every waking moment was consumed by thoughts of making this thing bigger, better, more sugary. I had to make the best Peeps diorama ever! A work of art! A masterpiece!

Finally, this evening, covered in paint, blistered from drops of hot glue, sick of candy (yes! me! sick of candy!), and reeking with the stench of an unbathed maniac, I completed my diorama.

Behold, The National MVSEVM of the American Peep:

16 comments:

vuboq said...

OMG! This is awesome! I had an idea for one, too. But, I haven't had the motivation to make it. YOU ROCK! I hope you win!

Roxie Smith Lindemann said...

Must. See. BIGGER. Pics!!!!

Can we vote for you or something? This is so cool!

John Russell said...

This is the most beautiful thing ever! Of course now you'll have to quit your job and bring the Peeps Museum on a tour of the country. Do it for the kids!

dykewife said...

*snort*

i love it! you should win first prize!

Ortho said...

Wow, your diorama looks awesome! How many peeps did it take to build? I hope you win the $100 gift card.

Dr. No said...

Whoa (in my best Joey Lawrence voice)! I love it!

Susan said...

Well, it is nice to know you have a future in diorama building. I could never do those things!

Pfeng said...

You may be insane, but it's clearly one of those GENIUS kinds of crazy... that is so very neat. Very, very good job!

Clio Bluestocking said...

Thank you, everyone! I'm really glad that you got some amusement from it. I don't aspire to win ($100 would maybe offset the cost of the candy!) My goal was to get on the WaPo website; but having an audience already appreciate this is actually quite satisfying.

I took more pictures, opened a Flickr account, and added the photostream to the blog just under my avatar icon. So if you want to see more -- have fun!

Heather Munro Prescott said...

This is brilliant. You should definitely win.

Flavia said...

OMG. Happiest 10 minutes of my weekend. Love love love!

Ink said...

Glorious and grand! Hope you win!

squadratomagico said...

It's stupendous! A magnificent achievement! And so moving, on the issue of Peep's Rights. That little photo of the baby peeps for sale -- ugh! Had me all choked up!

Hahn at Home said...

And me sitting here hoping for that much-anticipated guest column for A World of Progress and you were doing this! Which is way cool.

Michael said...

Wow. I'm so impressed! I was looking online for some other competitors' dioramas, and honestly- this one takes the cake. Great job! Hopefully we'll be in the semi-finals together- look for Miss Ameripeeps 2009!

Big said...

Holy shit, this is amazing. You need to be in the Peeps Hall of Fame!

 

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