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Old 06-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #201
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Hey Bansil --- I will be just outside beautiful Bell Buckle, Tennessee, at the studio of a local but nationally acclaimed sculptress & mosaic artist named Sherri Warner-Hunter. She has beau coup works in and around Nashville. Super lady. I am looking forward to going back there in about a week. It is also home to the world famous RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival every June (Dang...I just missed it!).
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I'm a handy guy and can build most anything once I've seen it once, but I'm no artist. I could build stuff out of concrete like you did but it wouldn't look anything like your pieces.

What you're doing is truly amazing.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #203
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Thanks Roach --- It's really no different than any other craft in that it just comes down to practice, patience and a little perseverance. Anyone with reasonable skills can be taught. This particular art was hard to get started in 20 years ago because most of the old practitioners were either dead or were Mason's and kept all their formulas & tricks secret. They literally took them to the grave rather than sharing them with anyone...even family. Until I published a little booklet a couple of years ago, there was not a single word in the entire Library of Congress (or anywhere else I searched) on how it was done. That was my motivation for my website, book, and the classes I teach. I'd just hate to see this crazy old art lost forever. It's a lot of fun when people see a piece and then discover it isn't wood. Some refuse to believe it's just plain old Portland cement. I even had one fellow argue that he was a concrete contractor and that the piece he was looking at could not possibly be cement. No way. Even after telling him how I'd made it, he was still convinced it was petrified wood...not Portland, and went away in a huff. Go figure.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #204
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...RC Cola & Moon Pie...
Yummmmmm. The Perfect lunch. I (and my kids) like to pop a double decker moon pie in the micro for just a few seconds. Tastes like a S'more. Mooned Sundae: Moon Pie topped with Mayfield Ice Cream! Yum Yum!

Do you have any idea how folks in NM look at us when we talk about Moon Pies?

And Mayfield Ice cream isn't out here. We had to go with Blue Bell.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #205
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Yea Lorna --- RC Cola & Moonpie is definitely a Southern thing. I preferred RC to Coke as a kid, but it may just have been the mysterious pyramids screen printed on the bottle that got me. The other was Grapette...in tiny little bottles for a nickel. And while we're on a trip down memory lane...anybody recall ever having a lemon-lime phosphate? I used to walk miles down to a "soda-shop" for those things.
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I thought RC Cola + a Moonpie was an NRBQ thing.

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Anybody who has been to Maine may remember the soda named Moxie. It tastes like carbonated molasses with a little cough syrup thrown in.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:32 AM   #208
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its what u drink when eating ur coon pie..
normal staple for the alabama folks.
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Moon Pies are considered a "food group" down South!
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Tango, all this TALK about Moon Pies-----what we need are pictures HA!
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