I may be posting some new paintings on deviantART soon, but probably not. I spoke to the model, who I haven’t talked to in a long time, and told her what I was doing and what I wanted to do with them. I gave her the choice of whether or not I can post them, out of respect for her privacy. She will probably say no, and that means no one will ever see them. If she says yes, I will be pleased. But I’m not expecting that to happen, realistically. If there’s one thing I learned from the Lord of the Rings, it’s that Hope can make all the difference in the world, so here’s hoping.
Picture is unrelated. It’s a cluster of what I believe are inky caps growing in the yard. A lot of mushrooms grow on this property, and we had some awesome, huge ones earlier in the summer that I’m pretty sure were edible. They went uneaten, because I am not a mycologist and was pretty much just guessing. I researched them – compared pictures, got a spore print, cut the caps to see if the flesh turned different colors, etc. In the end, they were probably edible, but the type that they seemed to be can cause occasional gastric upset. So no eating.
These ones I’m almost certain are toxic. And not the fun kind of toxic where you see cool colours and shapes for a few hours. The kind of toxic where you have to go to the hospital and get your stomach pumped and shit. Apparently you can eat them safely if you don’t drink alcohol, which I don’t, but I’d rather not take the chance. Also, it contains a chemical that is “gonadotoxic” in rats and dogs, which means it kills your balls. No thanks.