Tuesday, April 02, 2013

captured - verdigris toadstool

Aww, look what popped up on my table yesterday.  The first mushrooms of the year.

I do so love making these little guys.

Needle-felted wool complete with pebbles, sprouts, and even a velvet mite.  I set it into a base I made from aged oak.  I left a little character in the wood, including some bug trails and knot holes.  The mushrooms have stitched caps.  All in all, only 4" tall.  Just a tiny bit of happiness.

The sun is out today so I'm feeling cheery.  Hope you are too.


srsaeaa@gmail.com said...

The sun *is* out here today, as well. Nonetheless, you brightened my day! :D

lynn bowes said...

Are the really that color? Sweet!

Beautiful work, as always, dahlink. You inspired me to paint my toenails turquoise today so thank you for the inspiration :: miss lynn

The 3 Foragers said...

I love all of your fungi-themed pieces, and the green on this is lovely. Do you pattern them on real mushrooms, or more on fantasy fungi?

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Thank you, ladies!

Karen - this one is a fantasy fungi, inspired by the color of the verdigris agaric and those tiny pinwheel mushrooms, but some that I do are definitely inspired by the real things. Mother Nature has such a lovely sense of shape and color that sometimes my own creative input is just gilding the lily.

A Little Creation said...

Chris =]

prpltrtl946 said...

I am in love with this color!! 8*)

I thought it was seeing Geninne's work over the years that gave me the turquoise bug! But maybe it is something in the air!!?

I will be painting my studio two variations of turquoise as soon as my children stop needing MY SPACE!! 8*)

The book shelves will be purple...I haven't completely lost my mind! 8*)


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