Monday, April 15, 2019

Candyland performance: Round one

Heather Malone's Candyland Live was a yellow and pink card show, with workmanship classes for artist-finished models, collectibility classes for factory-made models and the most innovative and quirky performance class list I have ever seen. There were amazing entries in all the divisions...
but this is the Braymere blog. Around here, we like performance best!
The first class of the day was "Over Fences."
Most people went with a standard... 
 or nearly standard one horse/one jump entry. 
My entry featured Honeyson Fellow, an older custom Flash by Cindy Evans.
He was shown in a basic Pony Jumpers set-up with a really cool, Candyland themed jump.
I made this myself. The big gummy bears are dog toys. They squeak and smell like vanilla. The jump itself is made from bass wood. I don't have any power tools, so I cut everything with a saw and miter box and - in a few instances - an X-acto knife and metal ruler.
The candy wrappers were made in Photoshop and printed on regular printer paper. I folded, stuffed and glued them together then coated everything with Triple Thick gloss glaze. I also included a package of peas for Tiffany because I know how much she loves them
My entry finished second behind Jackie Rossi's giant Legend of Zelda:Breath of the Wild entry. The robot had a built in speaker which played music from the video game.
Since I know there are others who, like me, aren't familiar with the source material, here's a peek at Jackie's documentation.
Anne Field made the doll and has written several posts about his creation. Be sure to check them out. A lot of work went into this entry!
Performance at Candyland got off to a great start, and the best was yet to come!


  1. Thank you; I was not that familiar with Zelda.

  2. That LoZ entry is right up my alley! Love your candy jump as well!

  3. Love that LoZ entry! It’s so awesome to see two of my hobbies collide - painted ponies and video games!