Sunday, August 22, 2010 | big gay ice cream truck, crafts, vintage clothing | 1 comments »
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck My visual interpretation of Humphry-Slocombe's Big Gay Ice Cream Truck inspired "Tranny Smackdown Sundae" is now available on a t-shirt. I didn't have much more to go on besides the actual ingredients of the sundae: "tranny padding" (shortbread baked by Humphry's Jake Godby), Slocombe strawberry ice cream and marshmallow fluff, smeared "mascara" (dark chocolate sauce), and smeared "lipstick" (Amarena cherry sauce), all topped with Trix cereal. Naturally, this information led me to doing my take on the classic "girl in a martini glass" motif, except with a 7 foot tall drag queen in platform boots and fishnet stockings with her padded ass parked atop a giant pink sundae glass. Wear this t-shirt with pride to your next church potluck or PTA meeting!
Just added: here's Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's wearing the shirt and hobbling around with a cane while debuting her new single, "Big Gay Ice Cream" for Big Gay birfday boy, Doug Quint:
My Needle Habit Thankfully, this one doesn't cause those unattractive "tracks" or icky collapsed veins. Carla's embroidery needle only penetrates vintage up-cycled linens, so no intervention is needed. She stopped by the studio recently and bought a few cards and told me about her etsy site and I immediately purchased this "Like A Virgin" linen which goes perfectly with my Madonna Face Project paintings. I'm unofficially placing my order for a nice long table runner embroidered with one of my all time favorite Smiths lyrics from This Charming Man: "Why pamper life's complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?"
Small Earth Vintage Our pals Karen and Andy in Michigan have a smartly curated selection of "vintage clothing for the modern person" on display at their popular etsy shop. Even if you're not a vintage clothing devotee, you can easily get lost perusing their beautifully photographed finds from the 40's through the 80's. (They recently hit the mother lode when they purchased several trailer loads of clothing that belonged to a woman who purchased her wardrobe by the armful at sample sales from the 40s through the 70s.) And Check out their charming blog to see some highlights of their visit to our little rural modernist oasis here in the Kerhamptons this summer.