Sunday, September 18, 2011

The rest of the world

It seems Jell-O art or whatever the kids are calling it these days, is finding some notice in the east side of the country. I was aware of the Gowanus studios competitions and had heard of the jellymongers of Great Britain, but this Slate article actually poses the question I have often asked myself, can gelatin be art? You know the answer, of course.

Those people are all about the jiggle and the edible, but still it's nice to know I am not the only gelatin fanatic, besides the ones I already know anyway. I wonder if they know about us, or if we are just too podunk to be famous. I'm thinking there is an Old Queen among the Slug Queens who has great connections in NYC who could bring us together someday.

I'm probably going to offer my installation to the Storefront Art Project. It seems like a wonderful place for a corner full of dried ruffles. I guess I have to wait to get the mask back from the Salon, which will happen when I get back from my trip East.

Haven't made any Jell-O at all this week, but I'm anxious to get back to it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New fascination

Oh, have I mentioned I have a Facebook page for Gelatinaceae?
I got the URL today, which is

I put some of my scarves and flags up too, as well as on my Weebly site, which is Gelatinaceae
as well. You pronounce that Jell-at-in-aay-sea, by the way, almost Jell-Oh-in-a-sea which is what I am making, if you think of the world as a sea and if you think that way at all.

Made four new fascinators over the weekend, bringing my total of presentable ones to seven. I discovered that the hairbands on the ones I had been wearing look worn, so I can't sell them. It's really hard to resist wearing the new ones! I seem to require a renewing supply of fascinating Jell-O to wear, so that if nothing else might keep me going indefinitely.

I'm working on a bigger piece, maybe a cake decoration or just a stand-alone arrangement. Actually I am not working on it this week, because I have too many other things to do. Seems like Sunday and Monday, which are supposed to be my days off, are the days I get to do Jell-O Art. That's what I get for adding a new product so different from my old ones.

Working on better display, too, so people can tell that they are meant to be worn, and not be afraid to ask about them.

The slugs never did sell at Eugene Celebration time, or should I say I sold just a few instead of the flock I had made. Can't call them a flock, maybe a slimey of slugs. Anyway I will give them to any and all slug queens who come by to see them. I gave one to Peterella, who thanked me profusely and will give it a good home I am sure.

Still haven't seen the Slug Queen herself at the Market, but she will come someday I know.

Sounds like a Disney song with a twist.