Today is the day the Washington Post publishes the photos from their annual Peeps Diorama Contest.
This is truly one of the highlights of the year for my peep-obsessed family. Last year my mother saved dozens of peeps so that we could have our own diorama contest during our family vacation in July. I carted shoeboxes full of random craft supplies to our rental house on Cape Cod and 3 generations worked feverishly and secretly on their entries. Here's mine:
My husband was the brains of the operation - coming up with the theme, and creating the masterpieces that hang on the walls (and all the bad puns that go with them). I was the manual labor and I sacrificed quite a bit of skin to the hot glue gun while I assembled the gallery.
Here are close ups of those visiting the gallery and of the works of art on the walls:
|painting by Claude Marshmallownet|
|painting by Pablo Peepcasso|
|painting by Cluckson Pullock|
|The Mona Peepsa, of course.|
And lest you think I made up this whole "family contest" thing as a way of justifying the number of hours I spend playing with marshmallows, I present to you:
My son's nightclub diorama featuring his favorite band, Daft Punk, as house DJs.
(and yes, those are working lights around the edge of the club!)
My nephew's rendition of the hilariously complex and violent card game "Killer Bunnies"
My mother's portrayal of the family vacation featuring me at the stove, my niece making friendship bracelets, my sister swatting mosquitoes, my father sleeping and the other five family members on their laptops.
and finally, the joint effort between my sister and my niece - four scenes from the movie "The Princess Bride"
|"OK, I'll try to stay awake"|
|"I am not left-handed either!"|
|"So you'll put down your rock, and I'll put down my sword and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?"|
|"Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line"|
I love my peeps!