Prune Puffs bike painting

Prune Puffs, 36" x 24" mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day ©2014 bike painting
Prune Puffs, 36" x 24" mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day ©2014 bike painting

Prune Puffs, 36″ x 24″ mixed media on canvas, Available

Who names a painting “Prune Puffs”? That is so un-sexy.

Somehow a vintage Prune Puff recipe ended up in this bike painting. I bought a bag of scrap paper at the Two Hands Paperie in Boulder while on a road trip, and these papers just circulate until they get slapped onto a painting.

So Prune Puffs had its lucky day today, but who would make them anyway? Not exactly a scrumptious sounding dinner party delight. I did a little research…

“Prune Puffs” New, Different”…

Prune Puffs, named after the vintage recipe right here.

Prune Puffs, named after the vintage recipe right here.

The only things worth mentioning are that Dwight Eisenhower loved Prune WHIPS. Also, I found a 1950’s newpaper article that read: “Prune Puffs are a tremendous hit for Sunday morning breakfast; popular too when served with a fresh fruit salad for lunch. (You can’t make this shit up). Martha Stewart also whips them up from time to time, but of course she would.

Lastly, they were mentioned in a Harry Potter fanfic where the character Mary is “often portrayed as the stereotypical 1950’s mom-down to prune puffs and Victorian era feelings toward sexuality.” Which is exactly what I’d expect from prune puffs.

At any rate, I won’t be serving them up any time soon, but they did serve to lighten up my day, which is exactly. what. I was looking for!

La la la…

3 Comments

  1. adorable and actually a wee bit sexy…

  2. Karen Day says:

    Ooooooooh la la. Love it all!

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