This accidental artwork doesn't come from painting lessons or artificial intelligence. It was made possible by the buoyancy of sour cream.
THIS will be your puzzle this week and it takes a bit of explaining, as is often the case with exceptional & innovative art made out of dairy products.
Above you see the final work. The second piece of art I created based on the first.
Here's how, on Monday night, I evolved from being a bump on the couch to the successful artist you see before you today.
Monday night I opened up my freezer, which is even more organized than it is here. I have a shelf devoted to flat packed homemade soups.
My choices for the evening were Szechuan Carrot Ginger Soup, Curried Cauliflower Soup, Fire Broth Soup, or Brazilian Black Bean Soup. I flip through them like a Rolodex.
For the kids around here, a Rolodex is like a black plastic round iPhone that does nothing other than sit on your desk beside the glass bird bobbing for water.
I was having a Quesadilla with for dinner (also from the organized freezer) so the logical option was to have the delicious but supremely unattractive black bean soup.
I always garnish my black bean soup with a dollop of sour cream and a squeeze of lime juice. When I sat down on the sofa to eat my dinner and watch television I spread my blob of sour cream a bit with the back of my spoon. So as to disperse it throughout the bean soup.
To my delight I inadvertently spooned a bird.
So I spooned into the sour cream again and swirled it around a bit to create my first sour cream art.
And then I ate it. Actually then I took a photo of it and sent it to my friend Jamieson. I'm already taking bookings for sour cream and soup art tutorials which I had tentatively titled: Soup-a-Doodles.
Latte art is so 2000. Soup art is where it's at now.
But I'm not really holding soup art classes so put the spoon down.
Since a bowl of brown soup in a white bowl with a white kind of recognizable bird doesn't make for a very attractive spring is coming puzzle, I tickled it a bit.
Made it more fun.
That involved importing the photo of the soup blob into Photoshop, adding a few layers to it and a making some adjustments. I think it's much more enticing as a puzzle now.
Here, are your weekend puzzles.
Table of Contents
The 20 Piece Puzzle
An easy accomplishment.
The 80 Piece Puzzle
A more fulfilling accomplishment.
And if you're curious or needing inspiration these are the things I'm probably be going to eating this week:
I have gotten REALLY into making bagels recently. Montreal type bagels specifically which are more dense and chewy than a New York style bagel. Also they're boiled in honey water.
And yeah, I'm gonna grow the alfalfa sprouts that I put on it. If it turns into a museum piece you'll be the first to know.
Have a good weekend,
I do believe you may well have created a new genre of edible art. The possibilities are endless....... and we'll all be able to say - "We knew her when it all began." It makes me stand in awe, even though I'm actually sitting at the moment.
It's hard to do any wrong with a bowl of black bean soup and sour cream. ~ karen!
Extra early morning for me so coffee and cool puzzle, thank you!
Excellent art though I liked the bird in its pristine beauty too. Not to be greedy but where’s a post on you making Montreal style bagels? That would be awesome! Really. Enjoy our (daytime) Spring weather!
Hi Terry! I won't be posting about then until I feel like I've mastered them. :) ~ karen!
Now we need the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to identify the species. And maybe different species for the different types of soup. Can't wait to see the next masterpiece!
I'm going with a Chickasparrow. ~ karen!
Another innate talent from you. Who could have guessed? I'm glad you captured it and used it in another artful endeavor. The colors are beautiful!
Thanks Deb. It was a sour cream fluke. ~ karen!
oh, a fluke? I thought it looks more like a bird.
Must say I’m impressed with the bird! That’s quite incredible!
10:10 for the 80 piece puzzle.
I also like the original in the brown soup but the edited one is really cool, too.
And the glass bird bobbing for water is one of the birthday gifts I sent to my 10 year old grandson! I should have bought one for myself while I was at it. 😀
I always ALWAYS wanted one of those plus the metal balls hanging on wires that click together. ~ karen!
10:24 for the 80 piece. While at work!
I'm kind of a big deal around here.
I work alone.
Maybe Souplantation or Sweet Tomatoes (former U.S. restaurant chains) would've survived if they'd have thought of hiring sour cream artists at their soup bar!
Undoubtedly. ~ karen!
haha! As always, an entertaining post. And puzzle! (Although I'll own that I've kept your blue plates open in one of my dozens of browser tabs, so I can waste time when I need to - with something pretty.)
BUT this post made me think about freezer organization. IIRC, you have an upright freezer. But what about tips for those of us with deep chest freezers? (Which are an absolute nightmare to organize.) Even if we add an upright freezer, we likely won't get rid of this one any time soon, because FREEZERS are great. Maybe I'll dig around your blog to see if I can find anything...
and since everyone's dropping their times for the 80-piecer, 6:47 for my first attempt. The 'Blue Flow' puzzle I've kept open, though....I've gotten the 99-piecer down to 9:12... but it's tricky. (Not sure if I'm the only one on the planet that likes doing puzzles approximately 13948 times, but I do.)
Hi Meg! I'd love to have a chest freezer. Apparently you can bury them in your yard/lawn and use them as cold storage in the winter. So if I were you, I'd do that and then get an upright. ;) When I had a chest freezer I did things the same way it just wasn't nearly as convenient. Fabric bags are too clunky and allow things to move around. Get dollar store tupperware bins. Make sure you measure the bottom of your freezer and buy ones that will best use the space. Also don't forget that most bins measure wider at the top than the bottom so take that into consideration. Label the top of every bin with what's inside. "Prepared Foods", "Chicken", "Beef", "Frozen Vegetables", "Spring Rolls, Frozen Fruit & Bacon" ... that sort of thing. And just stack them all inside. Phew. That was a longggg response, lol. ~ karen!