My contribution this week to Illustration Friday. I'd like to set up an actual still life and take some photographs and turn this into an oil painting - but what a waste of delicious sweetness that would be. I'll just have to be ready with my camera the next time I come across a beautiful ice cream sundae that someone left in the sun.
When I was a kid, probably around 7 or 8 years old, they began advertising The Fiesta Sundae at Dairy Queen. IT WAS GORGEOUS! A party in a bowl! A glimpse of heaven with whipped cream swirls, sprinkles, and of course those perfect curlicues of vanilla soft serve poking out from the top. I wanted one so badly I could barely live with myself. Well, my parents took me to the Dairy Queen. I was so excited! Unfortunately, I was waited on by a teen-ager who couldn't have cared less. The fantasy bowl I had longed for was thrown quickly together, came out lopsided and the curlicues didn't even curl on the top. I was devastated. Don't think I've actually gotten over it.
I'm a vegan now, so this particular sundae is made with coconut ice cream.