"You'd be surprised what poison is often hidden
in the most beautiful camouflage."
-- Evelyn Klebert, Ghost Soldier
|Barbie disguised as a crone with a poison apple 10-29-13|
"I'm going to put death in all their food and watch them die."
-- Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
"The more hidden the venom, the more dangerous it is."
-- Marguerite de Valois
"Yes, but wait till you taste one, Dearie.
Like to try one, hmmm?
Go on. Go on, have a bite."
-- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Remember the shrunken apple head face from a few days ago?
*click here in case you forgot, or missed it http://afaceaday2013.blogspot.com/2013/10/do-ripe-thing.html
Well, I've been letting it shrink some more, and today re-purposed it -- I popped on a little tuft of white hair, and turned one of my Barbies into a fairy-tale crone complete with a poison apple.
As you may already know, my Barbies all came to me from the thrift store, naked as newborns. So I make all of their clothes myself. In today's case, I made a babushka, woolen cloak, and a little burlap dress.
I also made the poison apple, from polymer clay. (The stuff is supposed to be non-toxic, but I wouldn't want to eat it.)
So today's face is kind of "apples two ways." Like at a restaurant, where you'd get maybe a baked apple filled with apple chutney. Or perhaps apple-stuffed pork chops with a lovely applesauce gastrique.
Except here you get a shrunken apple head and a poison clay apple.
Because here at A Face A Day, we like you to get your money's worth.
It may not be as tantalizing as a pork chop, but still.