Soft Words Butter No Parsnips.

They say soft words butter no parsnips.

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Nevertheless this gem from Kenny Be, whose work I have raved about before – check him out here   is ‘tender and true”.

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But back to my own stuff and the never ending tortures. It’s the turn of the parsnip, a vegetable I had never tried until quite recently, even though my diet is mainly vegetarian. As a child they never featured with the Sunday roast but now I’m fond of them baked with butter (!) and rosemary, and modified with ponies.

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You will recognise the ponies from Zebra Crossing – that’s the beauty of slip casting – there are so many possibilities.

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I make a lot of false starts with my work. Originally I wanted centipedes on my parsnips and made a reasonable beginning.

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There’s the work in progress but there was a little ‘mishap’ in the kiln. I had also been toying with scorpions and praying mantids and I still want to do something with them but in the short term I just gave in and used pound shop scorpions.

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I suppose you could call it a budget torture: I was running out of time (and also out of patience) so I settled for a photo opportunity with plastic arthropods. The parsnip will endure.

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I will do better. Meanwhile I will finish with another Kenny Be. I know it’s horse radish, not parsnips but the possibilities are endless.

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About pennimania

Artist, entomologist, grumbler.
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