11 January 2008

Flashback Friday

I discovered a little gem while going through some junk at my mom's house over Christmas. First the picture, then the explanation.

What in the world are these? Gum people. That's right. People made from gum. They were even found in a box labeled (by me), "Gum People." See, I used to have this bed with posts on the headboard. When I'd go to bed with gum still in my mouth, I'd take out the gum and set it on the posts. As the number of used gums got to be quite plentiful, the stack of gum became quite high. I remember it becoming so high, in fact, that I had to lay down the stack in a shoe box. It then became a gum snake in the shoe box.

What I can't remember, however, is at what point I actually took the used gum, rechewed it, and then shaped it into these beauties.

You will be happy to know that after the picture was taken, they were quickly discarded. Even the spare arms from the poor woman on the left.

7 comments:

linda said...

Really funny that these were still around, but really gross. The thought of piles of gum on your bedposts...now that just doesn't seem like you--or does it?

Deanna said...

Wow, who would have guessed? What a creative brain you have to come up with gum people. I'm not that cool. I have to admit that the thought of taking old, chewed gum and rechewing it makes me want to puke. You definitely win the "most creative" entry!!

Gretchen said...

um.... ewwww. That kinda grosses me out. But I'm not a friend of gum under the best of circumstances.

They're pretty cute tho! Props for cuteness. I especially like the lady's hair. Are those teeth marks making those ringlets?? ;-)

Camie said...

Gross and creative. How old were you?

emily said...

totally the best picture i've seen in weeks.

Melissa said...

That is an art project that required an incredible amount of time and energy. I'm amazed and highly entertained.

Nicole said...

Ha ha ha! How funny! As I have been organizing all my things lately I have found some funny things, but wow, these are priceless!