Someone donated a box of small turnips to the thrift store. Their roots look like mouse tails, and some of them had eye-like holes.
Big Boss was gone for the afternoon, so...
We have a Turnip of Gloucester!
I've now made three versions of the Tailor mouse and really, it is sweet but not very interesting. You have to read the book. (And there's a difference between art and illustration.)
A turnip is not normally counted a toy, but in this case... In it goes, to #Toys Recreate Paintings.
The ears are rubber-coated baby spoons.
Ass't Man volunteered to make eyeglasses out of a paper clip. He's been a pal lately.
I could only find a cheap plastic frame, but any frame is better than putting it out rolled up.
I kind of want the poster for myself--or for it to stay in BOOK's forever. I could make it NFS--or just raise the price a lot, from the current $5.99 to 15.99. It'd stay longer that way. Though you never know--sometimes people snatch up things I like, even at high prices.
Speaking of snatching---I read that turnips are called "snadgers" in northern England--and "neeps" in Scotland. Can anyone confirm that?
I heard that when I was painting four Vegetables & Spaceships Flash Cards in 2013 (all four, here).
This is the turnip one:
This set of watercolors (gouache) is one of the best things I've ever made--or, anyway, I love it almost best.
I sent the set to Krista years ago, for her kitchen.
Before Big Boss left yesterday, I'd asked him which cake he wanted me to make for his birthday.
Without hesitation he said yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
I might have chosen the same, rather plain cake. I don't like cake that is too goopy or candy-like. (I don't mind that he chose the cheapest one, either--though I'd certainly have spent the money with no complaint if he'd chosen the Black Forest.)
"What shape should it be?" I asked.
That is correct. Proper birthday cakes are round, with a layer of frosting in the center.
P.S. We put the box of turnips on the bench in the exit hallway, where free stuff goes. No takers so far.