Candy Gala Anticipation

This promises to be another fabulous week. 2011 was wonderful, but this year I’ve had numerous “pinch me, I must be dreaming” moments. Artrageous has opened, I attended a very inspiring studio visit, and the Red Admirals obliged me a little bit in posing for me on Sunday. I’m not sure my adrenaline-meter can keep up with all the goodness and joy, and sometimes wonder if it’ll explode into sparkly pieces.

Tomorrow, the sparkles and excitement continue with the Women’s Innovation Network’s Candy Gala. We’ll be surrounded by sweets and a candy museum in the 3,000 square foot store. Fig Catering will be providing a more hearty buffet to round out the sweetness provided by Candyality.

Women's Innovation Network

The event includes a silent auction benefiting Sweet Beginnings, so of course I set out to create a piece.

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I don’t have bees in my photographic repertoire yet, so I pulled photos of my current favorite butterfly, the Ricepaper butterfly also known as the Large Tree Nymph, Paper Kite or Idea Leuconoe.

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Per David Carter’s Eyewitness Butterflies and Moths handbook, this translucent-winged creature lives in Indo-Australia, from Thailand to Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. I have the privilege of observing these at Peggy Notebeart’s Nature Museum.

I layered colored wax on the substrate.

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This piece also became a practice in the photo transfers I learned with Bridgette Guerzon Mills.

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burnishing and peeling

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I’ve picked out my dress and shoes (black tie/cocktail attire), and will be wearing my sparklies from Swarovski. It is going to be such fun. Candyality is located on the 7th floor of Water Tower Place. The party begins at 7 pm.

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Last Friday we finalized the program for this event during a very energetic WIN Committee meeting.

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How can one not get giddy while savoring cake, pikante hot chocolate, mint capuccinos and discussing gowns and jewelry?

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

You can still buy tickets (online and at the door), so please join us Tuesday evening.

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

And yes, this earworm is in my head:

ADDENDUM: As of March 10, 2013, I no longer support the WIN Board and its actions. However, I do support small business, women-owned businesses, and the gracious hosts of past WIN events.

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