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Saturday, 21 March 2015

A study of Mushrooms and fungi.

I got the idea for this piece of work while out walking my dog and came across some wonderful fungi that was growing in a bank of moss after some careful thought i decided to have a bash at making some but wasn't sure what material to use.


After looking through my bits and bobs i decided to carve them from all the tiny bits i keep when making other miniatures in this case Whitby jet, Ivory and Tortoise shell it didn't really matter if i broke the pieces as they were starting to take shape as i have plenty of offcuts and tiny broken bits with which i could start again but i was very happy how they turned out, i've always struggled to find a use for these tiny bits of material but it turned out so well i don't think this will be the last you see! Next up to make a cabinet in which to display it. ☺
Have a great weekend everyone.  Tony.

11 comments:

  1. These are marvelous! The shading and colors are spot on! :D

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  2. Wow, I love these. I never would have thought of those materials to make fungi but they look fabulous.

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  3. This is such a lovely little piece.

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  4. Hi Tony! You have nailed the colors and the textures perfectly! I am delighted to hear that you are going to make a cabinet to showcase them in. They certainly deserve it! :)

    elizabeth

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  5. The colours of the fungi are perfect and the display is beautiful. It will look fantastic in a cabinet.
    Geneviève

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  6. They are absolutely beautiful, Tony, I'm curious to see how the display/cabinet will look like.
    Have a nice Sunday evening and week.
    Ilona

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  7. That is a very unique idea! At first I thought that you had gotten into clay modeling, but I am glad that you haven't. No offense to any clay modelers out there! How did you manage to make the mossy grass at the bottom? I am very curious to see what kind of cabinet you are envisioning. After all, these morsels are still growing. So interesting!

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  8. Hello Tony,
    They are just beautiful. the materials you used create wonderful detail. Great work!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  9. Beautiful piece, I love the shapes and colours. That sounds like a lovely walk you went on with the dog too, would love to see some photos of your walk, I remember your photos from the place where you sat down to make miniature pipes.

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