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« on: May 01, 2006 12:03:10 PM »

I went into oxfam the other day and saw this hanging on the wall. It was so hideous i coudln't resist - AND it was only 49 pence! Bargain!

I had no idea at all what on earth I'd do with it, but I went along and bought it anyway.

Here's the before shot (my camera's really bad so I'm sorry of you can't make it out)



It's one of those sort of metallic scratch away image things, of a squirrel sitting on a tree stump in a random forest place.



I had no idea what to do, but I felt the need to take him away from the dull forest to new, exciting places ... to experience new things .... also, he looked like he was holding something, so I decided to give him an intruemt.

Oh and I left some mushrooms in (i'm not sure why).

Here's the finsished product. (again, my cameras bad so I scanned the image - but my scanners not too good either so you have to imagine the glitter's all glittery ann the quirrel + mushroom's all shiny  Smiley)





The stuff coming out of his trumpet is rainbows and sturdust  - his magical tune is creating the world! (And that's the metalic squirrel creation theory)

My sister suggested the squirrel had eaten the mushrooms which contained some sort of drug, and he thinks he's creating the world but really he's hallucinating.

She thinks I should call it "The Narcotic Squirrel's Vision", but I question the message this would send to young children.

Anyway, I'm really pleased how it turned out and it's gonna ba hanging somewhere in my house where everybody who comes in will be able to see it  Grin

Any comments much appreciated!

(ps sorry if my pictures take a long time to load - any suggestion on how to prevent this delay also will be appreciated!)
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chiliayo
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2006 12:43:10 PM »

I'm pretty sure the mushrooms are an integral part of this story.

You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006 12:53:11 PM »

yeah, i am gonna go with it wouldnt be quite right without the mushrooms.

great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006 03:07:09 PM »

That's awesome! Way better than the original!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006 09:57:20 AM »

Thanks for the comments!  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006 10:35:47 AM »

How beautiful!  You took a truly hideous piece of ... art, and turned it into an amazing picture!  I love it! (Especially his little trumpet! hehe)
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006 10:47:36 AM »

hmmm rainbows, glitter, mushrooms - i think your sister's title wins out.
nice one
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2006 10:47:44 AM »

Yep.. the mushrooms are essential... with out them.. it just wouldn't work.

Thats really crazy and fun.  I like it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2006 05:51:23 PM »

this is just wonderful. I would totally hang that on my wall with the story next to it... hehe... so much fun.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2006 08:29:46 AM »

If you take the time to look at my piece, please take the time to reply too as I'd really love to hear your opinions!!!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2006 12:45:08 PM »

I really like this... It keeps a lot of the original elements, but you also added a lot. I like how his wings and his ears (highlighted more by the black background) really make him look both like he's flying and like he's a little... high strung, which seems appropriate.
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2006 09:10:56 AM »

Thanks  Cheesy

I'm really pleased with how the wings turned out actually. I used some metalic silver paint, and they looked a bit dull, but as soon as I added the glitter they became all sparkly and fairy-like.

I'm hanging it in pride of place on my upstairs landing, underneath a light so it's all sparkly ... once i've repaired it (it got stuck in the scanner - partly because my sister dumped a big 'ole book on top of it while it was still in there. that shows me why you shouldn't put pictures with still-tacky gold outliner on in squashed, confined places) Oh well, just a little dab of paint and it's as good as new!

Thanks for the comments - Happy Wesak!


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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2006 06:45:14 PM »

Wow, I was searching mushrooms today and this popped up. I love it, it's so cool!!!!!!!!! Grin
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