A face full of vegetables
What the heck is this you are probably asking? Well it's my very own artistic endeavour, and here's the kicker, it's made entirely from vegetables. You would never have guessed that now would you? LOL.
There is a reason for this creative outburst. It's all because of Charlotte and Freddie over at the The Great Big Veg Challenge. It's a great site. Freddie is a seven year old vegetable hater and his Mum (Charlotte) is trying to reform him by working through the vegetable alphabet. They are up to M for Mushrooms.
Anyway, Charlotte and Freddie have now launched a new project - a mass movement of vegetable faces. I was more than happy to join in.
I wandered around the farmer's market this morning totally oblivious to quality and price. Instead I was pondering whether this or that was the right shape for eyebrows or whether parsley was a vegetable and therefore useable.
My first effort, at the top of the page, comprises alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, red capsicum, yellow split peas, carrots, green beans, red onions, pink mushrooms (name unknown), white mushrooms, star anise (it was vegetation once) and pine nuts (hey, its from a plant).
It was too much fun to stop at one. So I went onto my second effort, using much the same ingredients. I am more than happy to admit that this creation is derivative, being heavily inspired by Celia in Suffolk's effort on Charlotte and Freddie's site. She is clearly a highly creative and talented person.
If you feel inspired yourself, the details of the Vegetable Face Mass Movement can be found here. There also lots of other great faces to check out.