Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Delicious Designs


To illustrate the folktales I adapt for Crackle Mountain I use pictures from my own book collection or I trawl through innumerable Google pages seeking "something special". Luckily, I usually find a few gems, many of which are tucked away for future use.

This is how I came across the folk art of watermelon carving. The Japanese have taken their knives to them with exquisite effect. I thought I'd share one of them with you here, and I recommend the quick slide show at this site.

12 comments:

Merlyn Gabriel said...

wow! just wow.

MoB Workspace said...

melonelian- The cameo of the fruit world

Florence said...

What's even more interesting is that this one is 3D, and it only looks this way when viewed from above.

Merlyn Gabriel said...

I thought it was an italian pottery plate at first. :)

and then that reminded me of a book by Alan Garner called owl Service. just how my mind works I guess...

I love what peopel do with food though. Just go to any Thai restaraubnt and the decorations on the plate are fab.
oo marcus is home gotta blaze

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That looks gorgeous, Florence. I can see the 3D effect, not that you mention it.

Liana said...

That would make a lovely brooch.

Florence said...

Merly, it would indeed make a beautiful plate design. I like the way your mind works:)

JL, I had to think about it to realise. Its quite overwelming, I am very impressed with the skill and the beauty of them.

Lani, it would!!

shannon said...

I love food carving and also fake food made out of strange things like knitting- Have you seen the recent station promotion on the ABC? these lovely ols ladies have knitted a whole room, teacups, radios everything.
Bird week prize is on it's way
Shannon

Florence said...

Shannon, no I haven't seen it yet, but I have seen that there is a lot of knitted or chocheted food, rooms, and stuff in general out there.
Looking forward to Bird week prize:D!!

susie said...

Wow, that is very cool! Michele sent me. Feel free to drop by for a slice. :)

Professor Xavier said...

That's a watermelon? Pretty cool.

Florence said...

Hi Susie, I will drop by for a slice:)

Professor, did you go and see the others? very nifty!