In previous blogs I’ve written about grandfather’s affinity for peanuts, I don’t think he ever knew a peanut he didn’t like or would pass one up.
I mentioned how grandfather will see shapes and faces in peanuts and that has become something of a pastime, a game involving grandfather and little ones, something they have fun with that also stirs and cultivates their imagination, creativity, and bonding.
With only the occasional exception the peanuts experience the same inevitable fate, they are consumed and the shells become residents of the mulch pile.
I happened to run across the below links featuring a man named Steve Casino who has taken this visualization a step farther and done an amazing and meticulous job of it as seen in the second photo and videos.
Couldn’t resist showing them to grandfather and the little ones, the amusement and fascination were universal.
I assume acrylic paints are being used, easy enough to obtain a small artists set, and there’s always wood putty, joint compound, and Spackle around due to the work I do.
Nobody is interested in peanut art as a commercial venture or a You Tube video, rather as a pastime, but it does bestow an added dimension to the pursuit of finding faces and forms in the not so humble peanut.
I never cease to be amazed by creativity, if it lends itself to the additional bonus of laughter how good is that?
Make way Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, there’s a new tuber in town.