I went to a small local amusement park recently where they had a Hydrangea Festival promising over 10,000 plants and a flea market to boot, so I thought I’d check it out. They did have a lot of hydrangeas, including red ones.
Unfortunately, they also had the saddest, most depressing “puppy petting zoo” ever. You paid $5 or so and got to manhandle a bunch of dogs, parrots, goats, etc. in gated-off pens. The dogs (including a weiner dog!!!) sat in this open area, with no place to hide, and got forced to interact with kids all day. The dogs looked very listless and some of them were trying to run away from the kids, but there was literally no place to hide. Nobody was there to supervise the kids and dogs interacting, except the parents, who were not terribly attentive in some cases.
It gets worse: The dogs live in a metal cabinet and get put away for the night, like they’re robots. I guess when they aren’t making money, they just get shoved in the closet. It did have air conditioning, but it looked very unpleasant. I was pretty disgusted and I’m thinking of who to contact about this. I took photos and talked to the staff, who seemed surprised that anyone noticed that the dogs were indeed living creatures.
I’m sad I saw the doggie hell, but I’m going to take some action, so I hope something positive will come out of it. I would feel better if the dogs went home with a real human at night, or there was staff to supervise the little brats.
But, all that aside, there were some nice hydrangeas. Since I didn’t want to franken “Suffering Dog Brown,” I’ll go with a nice hydrangea-inspired franken. It’s the rainy season here now, so the sky was kind of whitish gray, which made the colors even more striking.
Sorry, my photos look kind of stretched out and weird. Here is my matte franken, a color between the hydrangea blue and the gray sky:
I used a better quality rice powder, so I got less bumps in this one than I did in previous matte frankens, but it’s still not perfectly smooth. It was opaque in one coat and dried really fast.
I made a medium dove gray creme, and then made a medium blurple with royal blue matte eyeshadow and Essie Jelly Apple, a medium red jellyish creme. I added 1 part of the purple to 2 parts gray, and then added a 1/2 a pea-sized scoop of rice powder to the mix. I have to say it was not easy to remove, but I really enjoyed this one.