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Monday, November 28, 2011

The Mike and Candy Show Chocolate Box


My latest chocolate box art piece represents my brother's and my inner musical natures.  It's full of family symbolism and love!

We come from a musical family.  Mom was professionally trained and our brother, Steve worked as a musician. My brother Mike has always played guitar and we have always sung.  But we hadn't sung together in 3 + decades until a few years back when we moved close to Mike and his lovely family, as well as my parents.  Suddenly there was music again!

I used polymer clay skeletons to represent us because that's an important part of the chocolate box pieces for me - the inside of the box is the hidden treasure laid bare.  It's the inside story.
The bejeweled chocolates are polymer clay and there are some small details that represent our family.  My mom's pewter bird pins are all about our shared love of nature - Mike is especially fond of birds just like Mom.  I set in some small clay beads I made, pearl beads from our grandma's broken jewelry collection and one of a pair of earrings that Dad brought back from Okinawa for Mom.  The three smiling faced chocolates represent Mom, Dad and Steve.
The Mike and Candy Show is the name I list our music under on YouTube.  Click here to hear one of my favorites!