Thursday, October 18, 2007

Let Them Eat Cake

Marie Antoinette’s supposed comment: let them eat cake is the next centerfold challenge for Artist Trading Card Quarterly and I knew I wanted to do something for it because it reminded me of a dream I had a few years ago on New Year’s Eve.
I dreamt the muse wasn’t a single person, but four. She was a combination of races and temperaments—silver, bronze, gold and copper—each one distinct, but part of her nevertheless. When I woke up in the morning, I was all fired up to do an assemblage. But when I went downstairs, the wind was taken out of my sails. It looked like mice had been in the kitchen. When I got down to clean the droppings up from the floor, I realized they were actually chocolate sprinkles from the cake we’d eaten the night before. (Perception is a funny thing isn’t it? What you initially think is true so often turns out to be something else).
Well, I went ahead and did the assemblage anyway—part of which is shown here. But I couldn’t figure out how to incorporate the cake. Fortunately everything seems to come full circle eventually, so now I’m challenging you to do your own ATC of Let Them Eat Cake.

The deadline is November 15, 2007, and you can email Ronna a 300ppi JPEG scan of your card to
Or send it via regular mail to:
19698 County Road 24
Dunvegan, ON
K0C 1J0 Canada

(Include a SASE if you want your ATC back).


Ronna said...

Love it Susan. Terrific!. Can you email to me, pleez? Thanks!

A bird in the hand said...

Supposed is right Susan. She likely said "let them eat brioche" which for her majesty would have been the equivalent of bread.

Love the piece by the way.

Anonymous said...

I have to set the record straight here. Marie has been misquoted. She was in the royal kitchen giving directions to the cook and wanted that evening's side of beef to have a hard skin and she actually said: Let the meat cake.
Hoping this clears up any misunderstandings.