Ever since my kids got the book Humongous Fungus, we (as a family) have all been fascinated by these incredible creatures and we love spotting them in nature. So this month, I thought we'd celebrate the weird and wonderful, fantastical and magical world of mushrooms!
If you're new to the newsletter, how you interpret the prompts is entirely up to you – the goal is to simply to spark your creativity on those days when you feel stuck. Here are a few loose suggestions to get you started if you're not sure where to begin.
Mushroom Forest: Remember the movie A Bug's Life? (a classic, in my opinion). Think of how everything was viewed from a bug's perspective. I imagine a cluster of mushrooms might look like the Redwood Forest from that point of view.
Shrooms In Bloom: Mushrooms and flowers are the first thing that come to mind for me… what comes to mind for you?
Fantastic Fungi: From plastic-eating Oyster mushrooms to glow-in-the-dark bioluminescent Jack-O-Lantern mushrooms - fungi really are pretty fantastic. Create something to celebrate all the weird and wonderful fungi out there.
Mushroom Magic: From sweet, magical fairytale toadstools to trippy, psychedelic 'magic mushrooms'… there are a wide range of options for this one.