Red Cap Mushrooms :: Cogumelos de Chapéu Vermelho

This week lots of red mushrooms started sprouting on my work table. Despite the constant showers outside the motive for this sprouting had more to do with some fungi I saw near Loch Lomond when I was in the Highlands. I tried to identify it and although I am not sure, it resembles an amanita muscaria also known as a toadstool. Either way, I found it charming and it was the perfect excuse to create some specimens out of polymer clay… they came out as beads, post earrings, brooches, pendants and magnets and I think they will match perfectly with the woodland creatures. I hope you enjoy them!

Esta semana começou a crescer uma imensidão de cogumelos na minha mesa de trabalho. Apesar dos contantes aguaceiros lá fora, a razão desta erupção teve mais a ver com um tipo de fungo que encontrei perto do Loch Lomond quando estive nas Highlands. Tentei identificá-lo e, apesar de não ter a certeza, é semelhante a um amanita muscaria também conhecido como mata-moscas. De qualquer forma, achei-o encantador e foi a desculpa perfeita para criar alguns espécimes com massa polimérica… cresceram em forma de contas, brincos, pregadeiras, imanes e pendentes e acho que vão combinar muito bem com as criaturas do bosque. Espero que gostem!

Red Cap Mushrooms: a. The specimen that originated the story; b. Playing with image edition; c. Mushrooms in my hand

Polymer clay mushrooms that came alive in my work space

 

2 thoughts on “Red Cap Mushrooms :: Cogumelos de Chapéu Vermelho

  1. I love art that is inspired by mushrooms. These would defiantly look adorable alongside a few woodland creatures. Fantastic stuff! I think I’m going to go lurk on your other posts. ;)

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