Thursday, 11 June 2009

Veg i inked today!!!

We I call them a vegetable. :)
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Good evening once again my good friends, how are we all this fine Thursday evening? Tonight i have tried inking something that although technically is not a real vegetable, i like to think of it as the veg of the forest.
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I'll give you a couple of clues....we usually see them, but can't always touch them. If you didn't get that then theres something seriously wrong! Then again, if you're waiting with baited breath for a vegetable that's been inked....theres also something not quite right don't you agree?
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Tonight i inked....some FUNGI!!!
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Pretty funky eh?
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Some bits inked better than others, most of the fungi reacted to the ink like mushrooms, they just soaked it up like a thirsty.....thirsty thing.
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Yet close up they didn't look so bad. It did take a little while to ink the individual stems, but art does not happen in a second does it?
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I tried using Pearl mixative on the heads, but it didn't like the texture, so i got a kind of furry funky thing going on...
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So there you have it....my first attempt at fungi. It came from the grocers and is edible, so don't worry about any side effects. As for the veginkability rating for the fungi....i would say a comfortable 7 for this colourful bunch!
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*Important: Especially as kids come on the site, but for the grown ups too.....don't attempt to pick fungi if you don't know what you are picking. Accidents are my department, not you lovely people!!! :)
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Sorry i haven't blogged much lately, my mojo is wayward at the mo.....personally i think that thieving little toerag Calvin Mouse has stolen it!
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Talking of which, a funny pic to leave you with tonight.....we had a lovely craft day at Rachel's house the other day, a fun day with crafting, demos and i met some new friends to.....and we had some lovely cakes. Two little men were there too......so Rotty let Calvin have the last bit of shortbread....
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Awww....wasn't that sweet? ;)
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Take care all....