What better way to salute the artist known as Prince than a glittery purple sparkleball? Spray-on glitter and paint from Ace Hardware. Purple mini-lights from Amazon.
Build an Original Sparkleball. Before adding lights, spray-paint the centers of the two halves, as shown below. ( Leave some clear plastic showing for sparkle. ) When the halves dry, spray glitter inside the cups and around the rims. You may want to spot-spray a few extra puffs of purple all over, inside and out, because, well, purple is what this is about.
Clear mini-lights will work. I used purple, which are a bit too raspberry. Maybe they’ll show purple tonight when it’s dark out.
[Note: The spray-on glitter was disappointing, but I love the idea. Need to try some different brands. If you’ve had good luck with it, please let me know.]
My best memory of Prince is my daughter in her raspberry beret. She was only ten, but she loved the song Raspberry Beret and as soon as she knew what that meant, she had to have one. How can a performing artist who is so radical touch a child’s heart? Maybe that is what genius means. Being able to defy and transcend easy categorization in your creative life. Whatever. I’m sad Prince died, and I’m sad he seems to have been sad, especially since he gave so much joy. For you, Prince, a purple sparkleball.
Sabel’s Darkelball would be a perfect Halloween sparkleball. The interior, which looks like an LSD-crazed spiderweb, is made of microwaved dvd’s. Melted plastic, purple lights. Spooky!