coolinary arts, real arts, and holograms
Last night, my boyfriend, Mr. Brian Wayne Standeford of Standeford Design, had his silk-screened posters showing in a local coffee shop for an art walk reception. The reception was partially hosted by a Seattle based design company called Dumb Eyes that puts out a neato magazine called I Want You (which features my pal Frank Correa’s photography in the current issue). Brian spent many long nights burning screens and making his posters and I think they turned out quite spectacular.
Naturally, being a supportive lady friend and an arteest in (some) coolinary mediums, I made cookies for his show. They were simple sugar cookies, cut into the artist’s initials (or Bob Seger’s), and then frosted with a basic mixture of powdered sugar, water, and food coloring. The frosting designs on the Bs were sanctioned by the artist himself and each one unique:
And, after a messy but brief tutorial, Brian even frosted almost all of the Ss. This is no small feat as he had never even handled a piping bag before (I know, right! What an amateur!). But as you can see, they turned out great.
The reception itself was a splendid time, Brian sold some posters to fans, and all of the cookies were happily consumed. A successful evening on many levels (check out pictures of how it all turned out here). The after-party, also put on by Dumb Eyes, was even more fun. They provide holographic glasses at their events and always have an impressive array of video installations, candles, and light beams bouncing around the space. I took advantage of this rare opportunity to put some holographic glasses on the lens of my camera and made off with some magical photos:
Designer cookies+Brian Standeford+holograms= an awesome Thursday night.