Thursday, 2 December 2021

Thursday Art Date With Rain -- "Gingerbread"


I'm going the meme route again
with this week's Art Date Theme
by Rain Frances -- 

Whaddya mean, I'm a lazy SOB
for posting memes instead of
my own artwork?

You wound me.


The great thing about gingerbread houses
is that they can be as simple or as complex
as you want to make them!


Okay, okay, you've shamed me into sharing
old photos of some of the gingerbread houses
which My Rare One and I have made
together over the years --


[Preceding 4 photos © Debra She Who Seeks]

I've never tried to make gingerbread cookies,
but if I did, I'd want them to look
as spectacular and delicious as RuPaul
in her gingerbread drag --


Oh, thought I couldn't work
superheroes into this post?

Think again!

47 comments:

Tasker Dunham said...

I like the superheroes.

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, What I have always wondered about gingerbread houses is do you eat them, or do they go to waste. What did you do with yours?
--Jim

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

OMG the gingerbread superheroes? Gimme!
And I love that one of the houses has the nutritional facts right there.
The bong one is a bonus: you get the munchies and bam! There it is. You eat the door and are ready for the second hit.

XOXO

BootsandBraids said...

Nutrition info in your build is too funny. Cookies and milk fencing is brilliant. You're putting me in the mood to give a gingerbread kit another frustrating go at.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Parnassus (Jim) -- When My Rare One and I were making gingerbread houses, our neighbours across the street had two kids at home who would gladly eat them and all that candy when we were done. Kids can burn off mega-calories and sugar like that with no difficulty, unlike us! We don't make gingerbread houses anymore, now that those kids are grown up and on their own. I don't think we could lavish all that candy on one and then just throw it away -- too wasteful!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Sixpence Notthewiser and @ BootsandBraids -- Glad you enjoyed that "nutritional label!" We found it on a goofy Hallmark card, thought it was hilarious and so incorporated it into our house design for that year. Here's what the label says:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 5 Bites
Servings Per House: 3550
=========================
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 1200
Calories from Fat: 1150
=========================
Total Fat: 195 g (%Daily Value: 300%)
Saturated Fat: 40 g (% Daily Value: 200%)
Trans Fat: 120 g (% Daily Value: 600%)
Cholesterol: 1200 mg (% Daily Value: 400%)
Sodium: 4800 mg (% Daily Value: 200%)
Total Carbohydrate: 1650 g (% Daily Value: 550%)
Dietary Fibre: 0 g
Sugar: 8000 g
Protein: 1 g
=========================
Vitamin A: 0%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 0%
Iron: 0%

Bob said...

I love the Snoopy Doghouse.

And Ru.

Christine said...

Nice gingerbread selections! Rue Paul in gingerbread is great

Tundra Bunny said...

My fave is Snoopy and his doghouse, though I like how you used candy canes on House #2 to curve upward -- kinda gives it a Japanese temple vibe! Your haunted gingerbread houses at Halloween are a hoot too!

bobbie said...

LOVE Snoopy and your houses!

Linda said...

I LOVE the gingerbread houses that you and Rare One made!!! The second one looks very cheerful, it looks as if the roof is smiling. :) Maybe the kids you made them for, secretly hope that they'll still get one, even though they're grown up now. :) OMG that first meme lol!!!

CraveCute said...

I've never seen gingerbread like this before. LOL!

Lady M said...

I too love the nutrition facts - that just cracked me up. I would never attempt to eat one of those things!

e said...

That first one would be funnier if the bowl of the pipe was made to look like the chimney of the house. Still amusing, though. I love the ones you and Your Rare One made! The nutritional label is hilarious...

I've never made a gingerbread house.

Breenlantern said...

I love the Super Gingerfolk (of course). I've only made a Gingerbread House once...at a party where we all made them. It was fun, but more for the company and cocktails, I'm sure.

Sassybear
www.idleeyesandadormy.com

Gillena Cox said...

Interesting gingerbread post.
Thanks for dropping by my blog today

Much💜love

Marie Smith said...

Yay for superheroes!

Guillaume said...

I am not a big fan of gingerbread, but I eat it anyway because it tastes like Christmas. With tea. Oh and there is nothing cuter than watching Wolfie make a gingerbread house with his auntie (my brother's girlfriend).

Guillaume said...

Oh and I should blog about gingerbread soon...

Barbara said...

Love those Gingerbread houses. Can you believe I have never made one? I'd better put it on my bucket list before it gets any longer.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You and Rare One created magnificent gingerbread houses. I'd expect no less.

Keep enjoying the season, friend.

Mike said...

My gingerbread house would be one cookie with a sign that said "imagine a house".

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Very nice this gingerbread house and fun superheroes !!!
Greetings Elke

pam nash said...

Who'd a thought - Super Gingerbread Men!

Mistress Maddie said...

I made a gingerbread house once. It was tasty, but what a pain in the ass. My problem was I didn't have the patience. And I might have had a gin or two.

NatureFootstep said...

my brother wold loe´ve your Snoopy gingerbread house. Snoopy had been his favorite for probably 50 years, at least :)

Anne Johnson said...

My gingerbread house fails have been epic.

Leanna said...

I love the super heroes and Snoopy. So cool. I made a ginger bread house once. Lots of work but it's worth every nibble.

Moving with Mitchell said...

The nutrition information is great. Glad it’s not true... please tell me it’s not true. I have never made a ginger bread house. Cookies yes, but not in a long time. Your houses are so creative and clever.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Forgot to mention the gangiabread house with the munchies immediately at hand. Ingenious.

baili said...

oh my God i loved the ginger bread houses you and Rare one created wow they are splendid and pretty :) you guys have guts !!!
hugs and blessings to both of you and all you love!

Ol'Buzzard said...

I was never excited about ginger bread houses; but the one with the chimney...
the Ol'Buzzard

This N That said...

Love the gingerbread houses..My DIL has a GB house making party every year..I think It's tomorrow..cool chimney and great superhero! Have a great weekend..

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your creations are fantastic! That is talent! Making gingerbread cookies is a nightmare. The dough is ridiculously hard that I can't even roll it out! I would recommend buying the cookies.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You two have made some impressive gingerbread houses over the years! Love the nutritional values and of course, Ru Paul looks delicious too.

The Blog Fodder said...

Gingerbread houses with white snow yards need 5 or 6 little chocolate chips scattered in the yard so people will think that the owners have a dog.

Laurie said...

👍❤️

Richard said...

Oh ha ha! I like the first meme the best. I am still waiting for the day when that plant will be as common as a pot of basil.

I swear, i have fond memories of the before reagan days.
I used to love marijuana. Now, i have to apply for a license.

And they are not going to do that. They have tried to destroy my relationship with that plant and they have succeeded. It is just an herb, we use it.

But now we have to buy it from criminal gangs, which includes these biblebangers and republicans.

Sue Bursztynski said...

I so admire anyone who can do a gingerbread house! I did once have a go at gingerbread men, and gave them as small Yuletide gifts, but not the same.

Kirk said...

Now all you need in one of those houses is Hansel, Gretel, and a witch.

DVArtist said...

Ohhh I love that first one. Very good.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Well, I think you have out done us all with this post ... LOL. Oh the shame and the laughter. This is awesome and oh my, your gingerbread houses are magnificent. I have never even attempted one. Gingerbread men, yes, but never a gingerbread house. I am impressed and smiling :) Enjoy your holiday season, Debra ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Tom said...

...you sure have some mighty sweet gingerbread houses!

Ur-spo said...

I have never had a gingerbread house so I have a question: do you eat them or are they mere decoration?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Ur-spo -- They are indeed technically edible, if you want to eat that much sugar and so many calories. My comment above to Parnassus (Jim) tells how we always managed to avoid eating our gingerbread houses, yet they did not go to waste!

Adam said...

I've never actually built a gingerbread house

Couldn’t figure out how to make the plumbing work and the wiring was sketchy at best

Magic Love Crow said...

You and your Rare One are so talented!!!! Big Hugs!