Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

When asked to join the Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups EVENT I was thrilled! I was humbled! I was… off to restock my P.B.C. supply. A few minutes later, after consuming my newly acquired research materials, I had a brief moment of sheer panic when I realized ‘participation’ likely required ‘content’. Of some sort. Anyway, random info about what I came up with above… below. Right under a list-o-very talented folks who are also Living Better today! If you have a few moments please stop over and see what they’re up to! I’ll be doing just that… as I… execute a little more ‘research’.

***TODAY’S SPECIAL***

On this historic day, otherwise known as Wednesday, 19 of your favorite humor bloggers are staging a WordPress coup. We have banded together to address the important topic, Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Yes, you read that right. Your eyes are fine. Well, they may not be fine – I really don’t know. But it does say “19 of your favorite humor bloggers” (or who SHOULD be your favorite bloggers). We are all presenting the same topic, each from his or her particularly unique perspective.

Why this topic? Why now?

Why not?

Click on the Reese’s Pieces link to gobble up the entire, yummy bag of 19 posts.

Bon Appetite!

The Big Sheep Blog

The Byronic Man

Childhood Relived

Fifty Four and A Half

Fix It Or Deal

Go Guilty Pleasures

The Good Greatsby

K8edid

Lenore’s Thoughts Exactly

Life In The Boomer Lane

The Monster In Your Closet

Peg-o-Leg’s Ramblings

Play 101

The Ramblings

Refrigerator Magnate

Running From Hell With El

She’s A Maineiac

Thoughts Appear’s Blog

Unlikely Explanations

About this image: digitally modified logos, solvent transferred onto water color paper, stained and collaged onto board – acrylic ‘stripes’, sanded / distressed – spray painted white ‘halo’ – acrylic drips and peanut butter cup – digital halftones and ‘starburst’ – iron infused acrylic border – all lightly modified digitally – blah, blah, blah…

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100 thoughts on “Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

  1. I was so looking forward to seeing your contribution, SIG. I kid you not – I can visualize your artwork hanging in candy stores and restaurants. You did a fantastic job. Really. I love this creation.

    • That is very kind of you, Ms. D! Thank you!
      Yeah, I had TOO many ideas… so I tried a bit of everything.
      If you look closely at the lower left hand corner you might notice a bit of kitchen sink… :)

  2. Wow, that is an amazing creation — you are very talented! The retro appeal mixed with the got-to-have-it-now starburst, a great job. And the way you put the icy drippings on the fiery background, you have made a candy look so powerful! Like a superhero.

    • And you are very kind! Thank you so much!
      To tell you the truth I usually plan these things out a bit more before I start them… but I became a bit distracted. Honestly, by the time I was into my 5th or 6th bag of Reese’s I pretty much lost touch with pretty much anything / everything else! :)

  3. There’s nothing more comforting than a Reese’s. Even ET knew that.

    Love the artwork, SIG! It feels nicely retro to me.

    • E.T. go store…
      (for Peanut Butter Cups, of course)!
      Thanks so much, Ms. C! I had so many conflicting ideas that I wasn’t really sure which direction to go with this… :)

    • I thought about doing this whole thing digitally, but I always have a difficult time beating the textures you can create by hand. Well, that, and it seemed like a possible excuse for a very messy apartment.
      Many thanks, sir! :)

    • Thanks so much, sir! I do like combining / experimenting with different techniques. In all honesty, though, the reason this one turned into digital output was that I was very unhappy with the results of a gel-medium transfer of the half-tone. Oh well. These things happen from time to time, right? Luckily I had anticipated that possibility and scanned everything in before the attempt, so I still wound up with something very similar. :)

  4. This takes my breath away….or maybe I’ve had too many peanut butter cups and my pants are too tight. If there were a “prize” for this challenge, this would so appropriate…

    • How very, very kind of you to say! Thank you so much! I sincerely appreciate that!
      Hahaha… fortunately my pants have been put to the test before… so I had a bit more breathing room to start off with. Or so I thought… the waistline does seem considerably more snug than I’d remembered… even pre-stressed! :)

    • I’m sorry about that, Sorry about that, S.E…
      I think that part was referring to each of the individual bloggers below (unless I copied something wrong – which is always a possibility)…
      there are eighteen names/blogs (besides me/mine) of folks who participated in this event. It was a lot of fun to see what everyone came up with! They were all very cool! :)

  5. Hello Spilled Ink Guy. Peg’s sister here. I enjoyed your picture and tried to follow the detailed devices you outlined describing how you created that wonderful montage. How’s that for alliteration???
    I will be back to check out your work. Wish I had someone sitting here to show me how to do all these cool tech things. I should be able to do it. My goal for the future.
    Enjoyed. Hope you guys all get collectively FPd!

    • Oh! Hello! So nice to meet you! It was very kind of you to stop by! And what a kind comment, too! I sincerely appreciate that!
      Oh I KNOW you could do it, too, Tar-Buns! And a lot of it was just good old fashioned messing around with stuff and then scanning it in… a great excuse for me to try a whole bunch of different things (and then hope that it all held together long enough to post)!
      Thank you again! Very much! :)

    • Dang! Thank you so much, Ms. Z!
      Andy’s friends are bound to chuck a can of Tomato at the back of my head if they hear about your incredibly generous comment! You’ve made my day! :)

  6. This is absolutely brilliant and as I am a big Peanut Butter
    fan I will just have to nip to the store on the morrow and buy
    some more :) Thank you for adding this one SIG your talents
    for artistic wickedness are just too stunning my great friend :)

    Androgoth

  7. Yumtastic! Too bad we already consumed all the ‘inspiration’ for this piece! I could go for another one right about now!

    • I’m so happy to hear you liked it, Patti…
      what an unbelievably kind thing to say, too…
      so many talented folks with such wonderful posts…
      it was an honor to hang out with them! :)

  8. As soon as I saw this my mouth began to water. Chcolate and peanut butter is natures most perfect food, and mixed to be a lovely Reese cup…mmm!
    Your work is wonderful as always, Sig! Better watch out for the wombies. :-)
    Hugs, xx

    • I think it might be impossible to hear ‘Peanut Butter Cup’ mentioned without wanting one…
      or two… or three…
      Thank you very much, Deb! Hahaha… indeed! I hear they are fans of chocolate. Sometimes. ;)

  9. I didn’t know it got any better than RPBC themselves, but you have managed it, my friend. Sheer heaven in a piece of artwork. I can almost smell the peanut butter. Too bad it’s not edible!

    With all this book work I’ve been very lax at commenting. My sincere apologies to all my blogging buds, many of whom are participating in this grand event! Congrats to all!

    • Oh, thank you so much, Dishy!
      Hahaha… yeah… although, just between you and me, I did manage to get half a palate full of the white acrylic paint I was using in my goatee. Still not sure that happened… guess it was making me a bit hungrier than I anticipated it would!
      SO understandable! I can’t even begin to imagine all the work that would go into a book! Well, I can… it if was pretty much image only, so with all the additional work you are having to do… WOWZA! I honestly don’t know how you do it, Dishy! Incredible! :)

  10. What a fun piece – of wisdom and art :)
    Chocolate and candy were an absolute treat when I was growing up – so I can actually remember my first one – a Coffee Crisp which immediately became a favourite. And the good old Peanut Butter Cup became a favourite soon thereafter. I enjoy both to this day.
     
    thanks for sharing – and congrats on being part of this auspicious group! such a great idea. :D

    • I have to admit I’m usually more of a salty than sweet kind of snacker (I usually have a more difficult time staying away from the chips / pretzels, etc.), but I’ve never been able to turn down a Peanut Butter Cup… and my depleted supply is proof!

      Thanks so much, P&K! I wish I could claim credit for the idea… it was so much furn seeing all the different interpretations of the post, but it was an absolute thrill to ride the coattails of some very talented folks! :)

  11. I’m not sure what all this Reese’s goodness is but I discovered an actual Reese’s candy bar this past weekend.

    It makes me sad that when I go back to Europe this summer that I won’t get to enjoy any peanut buttery goodness. :-(

    Scholar Mel

  12. It’s so . . . it’s so . . . beautiful! I may worship at the house of Reese’s and use this as my idol. I sadly discovered the other night that the four giant Reese’s eggs I’d bought myself post-Easter have about 1000 calories apiece, so my Reese’s consumption will be limited to these 19 posts. Until I go on a rampage and eat all four in one day, I mean.

  13. Just checking that there is still enough Peanut
    Butter for a late night / early morning snack ;) lol

    Have a wondrously enjoyable Friday the 13th SIG :)

    Androgoth

    • I don’t think I’d have noticed if you hadn’t told me about that!
      (I’m very observant, you know)!
      I hope you have a wonderful Friday, too, of course!
      Thank you, A.G.! :)

    • Why thank you, Ms. K!
      Honestly I’m more of a salty snack person, although when it comes to candy these are definitely some of my favorites! They tend to disappear around me pretty quickly! :)

  14. You are enabling my chocoholic condition with peanut butter conditioning. i may have to make myself a peanut butter & banana smoothie just to take the edge off. Thanks, I needed an excuse. :)

  15. Not sure how one can live better via the peanut butter cups although Mrs. C would tend to be more leaning towards this point of view, based on her consumption of the aforementioned snack product. Still, I do very much like this work of art and am now tempted to bury my paws into the giant jar of skippy peanut butter besides me.

    • Hahaha… I hear you, Nigel! I do like them quite a bit… but in all honesty I usually don’t have too many just laying around. That might be a good thing, though (because when I do find some I tend to eat them pretty quickly)! :)

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