Sunday, December 9, 2012

December's Nibblefest Art Contest Theme: "Mushrooms"

Ah, mushrooms....

"The Mouse Picnic", by Nibblefest artist Patricia Ann Rizzo

With their shapely outlines and often eye-catching hues, not to mention their perplexing ability to seemingly sometimes spring up overnight, mushrooms have long traditionally held sway in human folklore and imagination.  So why is it we often find ourselves so fascinated with the fungus amongst us...?

Might it be because they can be just so delectably delicious....?   

"Mushroom" Still Life by Nibblefest artist Christine Streimer (of CES)

 Or..., because they can also be so disastrously deadly:

"Swirly Fungus", Nature Photography by Nibblefest artist Windi Rosson

(As the old saying goes: "ALL mushrooms are edible.  Once.")

"Mushroom Garden", Mini Sculpture by Nibblefest artist Anna Vanover

Is it because their voluptuous shapes can remind us of familiar everyday objects...?

Like, say... umbrellas?

Rat Art by Nibblefest artist Kathy Clemente

Or perhaps what calls to mind a comfy cushion, upon which to sit a spell...?

"Alice and the Caterpillar", Pyrography by Nibblefest artist, Lynn Dobbins (of Lynn D Art)

Commonly mistaken for 'plants', scientifically-speaking 'shrooms are NOT beings of the plant world.  In fact, on a molecular level, fungal DNA is in many ways more like the DNA of humans, than of plants:

"Mr. Mushy Makes a Friend", an ACEO by Nibblefest artist Patience (Art of Patience)

So, while the following quote by Tumerica may ring true:
"....Frustration is the compost from which the Mushrooms of Creativity grow...."

you may be rest assured that our intrepidly creative, hardworking Nibblefest Art Contest artists WONT find themselves frustrated by this month's 'Mushroom' theme...!

"Hi", by Nibblefest artist Vicky Knowles (of Wibbley World)

Wont you consider joining us for this month's Nibblefest Art Contest  
When, starting on December 20th, artists near and far will gather via Ebay to explore and present their own unique, one-of-a-kind interpretations of the theme,

(Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC), the fun and friendly, monthly-themed art competition that begins on the 20th of each month, and is open to all.  Hosted via Ebay, all Nibblefest art entries start at just .99 cents -- 
fun for artists AND collectors....!  

To view upcoming monthly themes, see this post.  For complete rules please visit our NFAC Facebook Page
or check out the information on the side of this blog....)

(*Please note: All art by Nibblefest artists featured in this blog post are past portfolio works, not current NFAC entries.)


  1. Amazing work, always look forward to following the competition.

  2. Pleasure to have you following, Joe -- we are so very appreciative of all our fans and supporters, and thanks so much your comment...! :-)