Posts tagged ‘Pioneer Press Peep Diorama Contest’

Princess Peep of the Milky Way

Just want to give a shout out to one my favorite peeps – Carrie – who has crafted a tasty little diorama featuring Princess Peep of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fair.  For those of you who had not had the pleasure of attending The Great Get Together, we elect several princesses whose likenesses are then carved out of giant cubes of butter.  Yes, that’s right, their heads are carved out of butter.  Each day one princess poses in an air conditioned rotating glass display while an artist releases her image from butter.

Last year Princess Kay of the Milky Way was a young woman who was the third in her family to be carved in butter.  Her mom has all three butterheads in freezers in the garage.

Carrie has brought the scene to life for you, complete with fair goers with pickle-hats and food-on-a-stick.  If you MUST vote for someone other than me, I guess vote for her.  But you really should vote for me.

Sweet Martha's Cookies

Pickle Hat

Peep Crop Art

The Moo Booth


April 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm 3 comments

“Repeep Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman

Ready… Set… Diorama time!  That’s right lovers of all things crafty, it’s the 8th annual Pioneer Press Peep Diorama Contest.  Yaaaay!

From a simple box…

…unfolds a tale of heroism, civil disobedience and the power of candy.

From Harlan Ellison’s “Repent Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman.

“Somewhere nearby, he could hear the metronomic left-right-left of the 2:47 P.M. shift, entering the Timkin roller-bearing plant in their sneakers.  A minute later, precisely, he heard the softer right-left-right of the 5:00 A.M formation, going home” …

“Once more in anticipation, the elfin grin spread, and there was a tooth missing back there on the left side.”… “And as he pulled the trough-pins, the air-boat slid over the factory workers and one hundred and fifty-thousand dollars’ worth of jelly beans cascaded down on the expresstrip.” …

“Jelly beans!  Millions and billions of purples and yellows and greens and licorice and grape … tinkling on the slidewalk and bouncing away and rolling about underfoot and filling the sky on their way down with all the colors of joy and childhood and holidays, coming down in a steady rain, a solid wash, a torrent of color and sweetness out of the sky from above, and entering a universe of sanity and metronomic order with quite-mad coocoo newness.  Jelly beans!” …

“The shift was delayed seven minutes.

They did not get home for seven minutes.

The master schedule was thrown off by seven minutes.”

The Ticktockman


Pretty Alice

Repeep Harlequin!


More photos on Flickr.

April 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm 7 comments

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