Halloween Candy

Watercolor on Arches Hot Press paper in 5.5 x 7.5″ sketchbook
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Last night was Cody’s birthday party at Hunan Villa in Pinole.  There were 10 of us sitting around the table celebrating, with good food and good company. Halfway through dinner we all noticed the table seemed to be rocking back and forth and so did my chair. Everyone looked at each other trying to make sense of it.  At first we all thought it was someone bumping the table, but the floor seemed to be moving in a strange wavelike manner as well. Suddenly a painting flew off the wall two feet away from us and smashed to the floor, scattering glass everywhere. That’s when we realized it was a fairly good-sized earthquake. Fortunately that was the end of it (for now) and we all went back to celebrating, considerably more alert than before.

These candies are called “Gruesome Gummy Candy” (and one Hersheys Nugget) — all that was left at 6:00 P.M. at Longs on my way home.  I think they’re supposed to be spiders or tarantulas. I like to wait until the last minute to buy Halloween candy so I don’t eat it all, long before the trick-or-treaters arrive. Sadly only three groups came to my door tonight. In my old neighborhood where I lived on a main street, streams of cute little ones came by all night long, which I relished. Now what to do with all the extra candy? Hmmmm…..

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  1. An earthquake too! Mercy, girl, and fires … makes our hurricane season seem peaceful! Yikes! I LOVE your candy!! There’s such a rich color in these and the highlight of cellophane is so perfect!!! Just enough for the imagination here, Jana — great job! I’m so glad everyone is ok and the quake was not worse! What a way to rock a birthday celebration!

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  2. These look as though I could just open the wrappers and eat them! You’ve created the texture of the cellophene really well.

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  3. Beautiful candy…the colours are just jumping off the page! I thought you were telling a stry about a crystal globe or something you were gathered around….good to hear that only a painting got damaged…
    ronell

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  4. I can almost hear the cellophane crinkling…beautiful!

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  5. what a happy painting!
    didn’t feel any earthquaking down here. glad you are o.k.

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  6. Oh, this is gorgeous, love those colours together! Earthquake tremors must be pretty scary in your part of the world, it’s very worrying.

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  7. I LOVE this little painting–it has so much life and fun in it. Glad the earthquake was benign!

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  8. I love the reflections on those bags!

    And, that was quite a rocker, wasn’t it. We’ve had a lot of quakes this year…

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  9. I love this painting. Like the free-flowing look to it.

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