I remember when I was little, my mom told me to ALWAYS poke holes in the potatoes before baking. So, I've ALWAYS poked holes in the potatoes before baking. That is EXCEPT this one time!
So ladies, HERE is a PRIME example of WHY you should ALWAYS listen to your MOTHER!!!
I decided a long time ago, not to wrap my baked taters in foil. For one, I like my taters to have a crispy skin and foil always seems to somehow steam them and make the skin soggy. Secondly, I, like most people have silver fillings in my dear old teeth and every time we order a restaurant baker, they are served in that darned foil with fork holes poked through it. GEEZ WHEEZ! It never fails that no matter how hard I try, I always seem to miss at least one teensy wheensy speck of foil and as soon as it hits one of my fillings, it sends sparks through my whole body!!! OUCH!
If I wanted to feel "energized" I would just as soon stick my tongue onto the end of a 9-volt battery! It's the same dang sensation. NO thank you.
So anyways, back to Tater Explosion 2008. I scrubbed the taters. I put them on the oven rack and went about my other tasks. Later, when I went to get them out, this is what greeted me. Thankfully, only one tater decided to teach me a lesson.
ps. Just like when I was a little girl, I was at the park with my mom and I got very upset because the geese were "laughing" at me (you know the sound geese make?) - if you look closely at the potato and use a bit of your imagination, it looks as if the darn thing is smiling. Trust me, it wasn't smiling! It was LAUGHING at me!!!
I'm just a country girl, having the time of her life, treasure hunting daily, seeing the good in all things that others might consider worthless. I love creating mixed media artwork and home décor items using found objects...and I've just recently started dabbling in wearable art jewelry. Many of my fixed-up finds have been published in a number of magazines and have won accolades. But my life spent in Southern Oregon, with my family and friends, is the MOST important to me. Without their support and encouragement, I might just be another hoarder! LOL I'm enjoying meeting like-minded persons and sharing ideas, dreams, and experiences...and hope to have the studio open to the public someday soon.
Tina Schiefer works and lives in Southern Oregon, where she and her husband own and operate a themed fabrication company serving the entertainment industry, E.B. Effects and Design. She is the proud mother of three grown sons; is a themed media, assemblage artist using primarily found objects and cast-offs; and will soon be hosting and teaching mixed media, jewelry, and home décor related workshops in her new studio, The Rusty Monkey. She is enjoying meeting other artists with like minds and sharing the adventure! She was an ICE Resin Creative Team Member 2011-2012. Many of her creations can be seen in a variety of magazines such as Somerset Home, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Memories, Mingle, Somerset Life, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire, and on the spring issue of Create & Decorate. Most recently, one of her assemblages, Folly - a parasol, won 2nd place in the Spellbinders Explore Beyond - Craft to Win contest.