Monday, September 13, 2010

Mushrooms and Kittens

New things to share! Two are made of paper, and one is covered in fur.

First off- mushrooms. A few weeks back my husband picked a couple of mushrooms growing in my mom's yard and decided he needed to know whether or not he could eat them. Yup. After some online investigating he found that one method of identifying mushrooms is to create a spore print. Directions, if you're interested, are here. So he went about some fancy business with a cup and some other stuff, and what resulted was actually really, really awesome!

Unfortunately the mushroom in question was not a mushroom you'd want to eat, but I really loved the print it created and besides plans to frame it and hang it on a wall forever, I also thought it could make a supercute pattern. So now we have the Mushroom Print Note Set and Notebook.


Nice collaboratin' Johnny! And while I wish we could take credit for the cuteness of the following item, we cannot, because it's not art, it's a cat.


And his name is Ivan! Full name Ivanhoe Martin, actually. Let's hope he's more well-behaved than his namesake. Have you seen The Harder They Come? If not, do! Immediately.


We adopted the little one Thursday and we're in love. His mom was feral and left him and his siblings under a porch, but a local shelter scooped him up and then I scooped him up and now he's sleeping on my lap as I type this. All 1 1/2 pounds of him. Sigh.

8 comments:

Johnny said...

Ivan is the nicest outlaw in town!

The Art Cupboard said...

beautiful i love it!
and i love your kitten
sososo
cute!
xoxo

Angela said...

aw thanks!

herman and ivy said...

so glad i came across your blog - i love your work!
sara

Angela said...

thank you, sara!

Art Garden Diva said...

Pretty cute...almost makes me want another kitten! No No No..we don't want to be known as the 'crazy cat people' since we already have a few household felines. LOl Love the mushroon stationary too!

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