A Candy Yum Yum reader left this comment on my Let Them Eat Cake! entry and I just had to share. I was never a reader of the Babysitters Club series-- it came around too late for me-- but now I have to check this out! So cool!
So I don't know if you're familiar, but this was a whole side-plot in one (or possibly more) of the Babysitters' Club books. Claudia (the artistic, Asian babysitter) wants to be an artist, and she also happens to love candy. Her parents discourage both! She starts painting pictures of candy and random sweets (Devil Dogs, maybe?). Anyway, she has to hide the candy and the pictures from her parents. She ends up having a "gallery showing" in one of the girls' garages for some fundraiser they are having (?) and her parents SEE the pictures! Uh-oh, totally busted! But, it ends up, like, totally rad! Because her parents are proud of her! And like, amazed at what a radical artist she is! But they still don't want her eating so many sweets. Anyway, your candy paintings reminded me SO much of that. I didn't even remember my brain had stored this information in there. I can remember the books omniscient narrator describing her paintings in serious food-porn detail...things were glistening up in there. Love the paintings! They're lovely, keep up the good work!