Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'm a little Death Cap short and stout

 I don't know why that is running through my head, but it is.
A little Death Cap (short and stout, I am deadly so spit me out) that I'm finishing up today.

 Just a teeny little guy based on the Amanita phalloides, the "World's Most Dangerous Mushroom".  How's that for a distinction?  The thing about these guys is that they supposedly taste pretty good.  It isn't until days later that you start getting sick and then you wake up dead.

Of course this guy is just wool so we won't try to eat him.  His cap gets its pale green from the batch of dyeing I did with St. John's Wort supplement.  He'll be mounted on a base from the Alder in my yard and offered to a friend who I think will appreciate his creepy inspiration.

9 comments:

joanie said...

He's a beauty! But now I have the death cap song stuck in my head too ;) Thanks for the good giggle. xo

julochka said...

he's wonderful. even if he is deadly. in real life. hmm, there must be a hercule poirot called "death by death cap."

lynn bowes said...

I don't know what's gotten into you.
You crazy.

Star of the East said...

...and you wake up dead...

that's a good one :)

Chrissie said...

You're just a little bit twisty today, Lisa. Now I've got a new earworm. I'll be singing that for days and saying "wake up dead" to everything. And it's all your fault! You and that wee bit of wooly death.

Julie Clay Illustration said...

Brilliant, you are funny Lisa. That little mushroom is cute! The green is just beautiful, so subtle and right. Thanks for being you and brightening my day :)))

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

I love toadstools and your death cap is beautiful - I like the little ditty too!

Margie Oomen said...

i think we should get together and write a childrens book called death and dyeing by death cap and cutie.

good_to_be_home said...

I'm sure he would be much healthier to eat than the real deal.
You create such lovely things, I do so like to see your work.
Thanks for sharing!

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