Sawdust Festival opens, includes cupcakes with ‘secret lives’

  • An eye-catching decked-out VW bus welcomes visitors to this year’s Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A distinctive decked-out VW bus welcomes visitors to this year’s Sawdust Festival in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • The two-month long Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach features 200 local artists, hands-on booths, food and music. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The two-month lengthy Sawdust Celebration in Laguna Beach features 200 local musicians, hands-on cubicles, food as well as music. (Picture by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Mixed media artist Tom Belloni displays his art at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Multimedias musician Tom Belloni shows his art at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Picture by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Self-professed “heartest” Hillel Rzepka creates and sells handmade glass hearts at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Self-professed “heartest” Hillel Rzepka produces and markets handcrafted glass hearts at the Sawdust Event in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Self-professed “heartest” Hillel Rzepka creates an ever-changing display of 1,001 handmade glass hearts that he sells at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Self-professed “heartest” Hillel Rzepka develops an ever-changing screen of 1,001 handcrafted glass hearts that he markets at the Sawdust Event in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Picture by Mindy Schauer, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • Whimsical fortune cookie-inspired art by Laurel Meister is displayed at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Wayward fortune cookie-inspired art by Laurel Meister is shown at the Sawdust Event in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Picture by Mindy Schauer, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Glass artist Michael Panetta’s reflective art adds interesting dimensions at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Glass artist Michael Panetta’s reflective art includes interesting dimensions at the Sawdust Event in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Ceramic artist Maria Counts multi-tasks as she creates art and works her Sawdust Festival booth in Laguna Beach, on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Ceramic musician Maria Counts multi-tasks as she produces art and also functions her Sawdust Festival cubicle in Laguna Coastline, on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Funny little faces adorn ceramic artist Maria Counts’ booth at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Funny little faces embellish ceramic musician Maria Counts’ cubicle at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • Jasper Fae Haney, 2, peeks out from the handmade leather purses while her mom and grandma shop at Paul Proppe’s booth at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Jasper Fae Haney, 2, looks out from the handmade leather handbags while her mama and also grandma shop at Paul Proppe’s booth at the Sawdust Celebration in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Blown glass artist Loren Chapman is one of 200 local artists selling their crafts at the two-month long Sawdust Festivalin Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Blown glass musician Loren Chapman is just one of 200 neighborhood musicians offering their crafts at the two-month long Sawdust Festivalin Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Jasper Fae Haney, 2, peeks out from the handmade leather purses while her mom and grandma shop at Paul Proppe’s booth at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Jasper Fae Haney, 2, glimpses out from the handmade leather purses while her mom and granny patronize Paul Proppe’s booth at the Sawdust Event in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • Jasper Fae Haney, 2, scoots to Paul Proppe’s booth where her mom and grandma shop during the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Jasper Fae Haney, 2, scoots to Paul Proppe’s booth where her mom as well as grandma store during the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Carolyn Ross takes her new metal dog for a walk at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She and her sister Darlene Saavedra, left, have been coming every year for about 30 years they say.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Carolyn Ross takes her brand-new steel canine for a stroll at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She and her sibling Darlene Saavedra, left, have actually been coming each year for concerning 30 years they claim.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • Some may say Nikolai Erngren is a cuckoo artist but he also makes funky furniture. The wall clocks are hand-carved from scratch and is part of the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Some could say Nikolai Erngren is a cuckoo artist yet he additionally makes funky furnishings. The wall surface clocks are hand-carved from scrape and also belongs to the Sawdust Event in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Picture by Mindy Schauer, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Kennedy Prior, 1, of Ladera Ranch finds that sawdust is a little hard on the feet as she and her family visits the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Kennedy Prior, 1, of Ladera Ranch locates that sawdust is a little difficult on the feet as she as well as her household sees the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Artist Monica Prado’s mosaic pieces are all handmade from clay. She is one of 200 local artists at this year’s Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Musician Monica Prado’s mosaic pieces are all handmade from clay. She is one of 200 regional artists at this year’s Sawdust Celebration in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Sawdust Festival artist Lupe Blanton’s ceramic mushrooms are candy for the eyes in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Sawdust Event musician Lupe Blanton’s ceramic mushrooms are candy for the eyes in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Picture by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Sawdust Festival artist Sue Thompson keeps a sense of humor about the business of art during the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Sawdust Celebration musician Sue Thompson maintains a sense of humor concerning business of art during the Sawdust Event in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Picture by Mindy Schauer, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Liliana Jones works the Twists booth of crochet wire jewelry at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Liliana Jones functions the Spins booth of crochet cord precious jewelry at the Sawdust Event in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • Sawdust Festival-goers are enveloped in art as the al fresco event kicks off its two-month show of 200 local artists in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Sawdust Festival-goers are wrapped up in art as the outside event kicks off its two-month program of 200 local musicians in Laguna Coastline on Saturday, July 1, 2017. (Image by Mindy Schauer, Orange Area Register/SCNG)

  • The Sawdust Festival just rolled into town and 4-year-old Alexander Vandenberg of Holland plays by an artfully decorated VW Bus. The Festival, in its 51st year, features 200 local artists, live demonstrations and entertainment and in Laguna Beach. they event ends in September. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The Sawdust Celebration just rolled into community and also 4-year-old Alexander Vandenberg of Holland plays by an artfully enhanced VW Bus. The Festival, in its 51st year, features 200 regional musicians, live demos and home entertainment and also in Laguna Beach. they event ends in September. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange Region Register/SCNG)

  • The Sawdust Festival just rolled into town and 4-year-old Alexander Vandenberg of Holland is captivated by an artfully decorated VW Bus. The Festival, in its 51st year, features 200 local artists, live demonstrations and entertainment and in Laguna Beach. they event ends in September. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The Sawdust Event simply rolled right into town and 4-year-old Alexander Vandenberg of Holland is astounded by an artfully decorated VW Bus. The Event, in its 51st year, features 200 neighborhood artists, live demonstrations and entertainment and in Laguna Coastline. they occasion ends in September. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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Everything started with a stagnant cupcake.

Rather than tossing it out, Ulrike Scheuchl determined to take the cupcake —– with blue icing, environment-friendly sprays and also a red gumball on top — — to the coastline. Her picture of its day in the sunlight expanded prominent, leading her making a part-time job from clothing up and photographing cupcakes.

“They have their very own secret lives,” claimed Scheuchl, a 47-year-old artist participating in the 51st annual Sawdust Art and Craft Celebration in Laguna Beach.

The festival opened on Friday, June 30, showcasing greater than 200 cubicles from the city’s musicians. Even more than 200,000 visitors are expected to check out the celebration over the following two months.

This year, the festival will include a fashion program, wine tasting and art courses.

The Sawdust festival began in 1965 as a protest to Laguna Beach’s Celebration of Arts’ juried system. Once considered the “Turns down Event” by the media, the celebration obtained grip for its loosened up, open atmosphere.

Maroon 5 has replaced the hippie tunes repeated the loudspeakers, and a toe ring cubicle now shows a “Game of Toes” poster.

However David Nelson, a 64-year-old jewelry expert, claimed the festival’s spirit hasn’t already transformed.

“It’s a Circle du Soleil of art,” said David Nelson, that has actually been displaying at the celebration for 48 years. “You never know what’s mosting likely to occur.”

Scheuchl was marketing 3 wayward books at the event: “The Secret Life of Cupcakes,” “Cupcakes at Job” and “C.C. Cupcake Explores the Southwest.”

She named a yellow cupcake, with white hair-like frosting and whipped lotion on the top, “Nora the registered nurse.” It’s taking treatment of an unwell, bed-bound delicious chocolate cupcake.

Scheuchl put a red bow in addition to Nora’s whipped cream hair.

When she gets the cupcakes, Scheuchl stated, “I purchase not just how they taste, yet exactly how they look.”

Her cupcakes pilot planes as well as lead an active Southern California lifestyle, lifting weights, rock climbing, playing volley ball and tennis and riding a skateboard.

And two bottom-side-up cupcakes do yoga.

Sawdust Art and Craft Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, June 30 to Sept. 3 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4)

Where: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Coastline, CA 92651

Expense: $9; $7 elders; $4 kids 6-12; complimentary for youngsters under 6; $18 for period pass

Info: sawdustartfestival.org or 949-494-3030

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