Monday, December 18, 2006

HELP! The Mellow Men!

"HELP!" Word prompt for Illustration Friday December 15.
This one had so many possibilities. There are several archived pieces I could have used...yet, I chose these two to post. It's the first thing that came to mind. After sketching out the first one the hot chocolate just followed naturally! These marshmallow people started an organization called Help Eliminate Lasting Puffy Extinction or H.E.L.P.
OK...I am off to put together a combination pool, ping-pong and fooseball table! I wanna know who else has to "assemble" gifts this season? Last year it was a train table.

DID YOU KNOW?...
Marshmallow candy dates back to ancient Egypt where it was a honey-based candy flavored and thickened with the sap of the root of the Marsh-Mallow plant (althea officinalis). Marsh-Mallow grows in salt marshes and on banks near large bodies of water. It is common in the eastern United States. Until the mid 1800's, marshmallow candy was made using the sap of the Marsh-Mallow plant. Gelatin replaces the sap in the modern recipes. For more about MarshMallows go here: History of Marshmallows.

ARTIST notes:
In the first one I worked more with the paint programme on the computer (nothing fancy). I like bold colours and unfortunately pastels are the only ones I can use that fill the best. You can see this in the second piece.


14 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

heehhe.e..that's cute!!!

michael dailey said...

these are sooo funny and good making me hungery just lookin lol

Diane Duda said...

love them both!

emila yusof said...

So cute!

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AscenderRisesAbove said...

hilarious; s'mores and hot cocoa... just a couple of favorites

carla said...

What a really unique interpretation! I don't think I'll ever want to eat a marshmallow again...I'll hear it squeaking, "help!" in a tiny voice! On the other hand, the s'mores and hot chocolate sure do look good!

Ginger*:)* said...

This is fantastically funny. I really understand. Poor marshy, he's going to have a bit of a melt down.

Somebody HELP him!

Caroline said...

Poor little marshmallows!

But I would really like some hot chocolate in a mug like that... yum!

And would you believe it but word veri has milk within it!

ValGalArt said...

Wow this prompt really inspired you! I love that you tied it all in with a holiday theme! Clever you! Love both!

steve said...

Hey, great job! Now I'll think twice next time I eat a s'more, ha ha. Very original idea.

Joy Eliz said...

Finally! Some recognition for the Marshmallow:) Love your illos - and I had no idea about Marshmallows - I thought they were completely synthetic. Huh!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I am lovin the hot chocolate... I am getting up to boil water right now... alas, I have no marshmellows. This is terrific.

Pickledog said...

Cool history! I would like to help HELP, but I just can't give up me little marshmallows in me choco.
Good luck with the gift assembly.

Andrea said...

I love love love marshmallows, but this makes me feel bad for consuming them. Great illo!

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