'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Pumpkin Art



Invite a number of people for a roast meal.  Put meat and potatoes in oven to roast.  Put large white pumpkin on chopping block.  Cut a wedge out of the pumpkin.  Commence to cut the skin off.  Get side-tracked by the interesting combination of colours on the pieces of skin.  Arrange pieces in a pleasant arrangement.  Photograph.  Transfer image to computer. Open image in Photoshop and apply 'posterise' filter.

Luckily pumpkins don't take long to roast.

Here's the original:


4 comments:

  1. I must try that posterise option; very artistic.

    I have the Moon film on DVD but haven't watched it yet. A treat in store, I hope.

    That's a nasty looking critter in your blogpost yesterday. My children hate spiders and don't want to go to Australia for that reason!

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  2. Could you be a dear and pop over and my lawn while I re-arrange the clippings?

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  3. On to your list you should have perhaps added...
    Listen to guests bashing cutlery in unison on dining table. Overhear phone call to local institution. Hear van from institution screeching to a halt outside. Struggle futilely as straps are tightened on straitjacket.

    Seriously though a fascinating natural "abstract". Well noticed.

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  4. I actually prefer the original. In fact I like the combination of shapes and, particularly colours, very much.

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