Friday, September 26, 2014

eagles, art and fungus

These aren't the best photos of eagles, but - EAGLES! Wah! We spotted them over the Hocking River as we headed out for a family hike, yesterday morning. It was a great way to spend my birthday.

poison ivy

Our Thursdays are busy, so some of it was spent doing the things we usually do - Hip Hop for Eliza, and art class for Ani.  My friend Molly is leading some "art principles" classes for a handful of friends, and I got to participate in this one. It was so much fun - good therapy for a Thursday night.

is this my kid?
They were working on replacement collages, focusing on faces and figures, and talking about taking objects out of context: spoons for hair, petals for clothing, plate of spaghetti for an eye...

...and then, a party! Molly's son, N. and husband spent the week researching and planning and making a mushroom cake for me! I felt so special and honored. Not only did it look amazing, but it was gluten-free and tasted so good!

I asked them for some more photos that might better convey the work that went into this piece of art...It rested on a bed of moss (chocolate and dried greens) and it even had gills. I am so impressed, grateful and LUCKY to have friends who love me like this.

photo by J. Weber
Gills. photo by J. Weber
Loved. I feel loved.


alissa said...

That cake is perfect!!!

merry said...

I can't help but giggle at the pic of the kids looking at the cake!! They looked horrified, as if it's going to explode any minute!! But yipes! What an undertaking - and a sweet gesture to a special friend. Wish I had been there to celebrate - and to have a taste of the cake!

Stacy @ Sweet Sky said...

What is that cake made out of? Is it fungus or just the imitation of one?!

slim pickins said...

Great question!!! It was a gluten-free yellow cake, with butter cream frosting (the bottom part) and sweet-potato cocoa frosting (the browns). I am usually a bit skeptical of gluten free desserts and just skip them, but this was moist and delicious!! (and HI!!!)