I recently discovered, by way of a dear friend, the term Scanner – it refers to a person who has many different interests, and that defines me entirely. Her article is here.

So in the spirit of Scanners everywhere, here are a few of my other creations and interests.

Bread Art

I’ve been making bread since my early 20s, and even had a business for a while. Bread Art is a fun thing, and I’ve experimented a bit.

In November 2017, a friend or two linked a Cornucopia bread art piece to my Facebook page, so I thought, why not try it? So for Thanksgiving 2017, I made this:

The Horn is over 16″ long and is made entirely of bread, as are the vegetables (the cluster of grapes is a good 7″ long). The colorful leaves are sugar cookies that I dyed with food coloring. The following pictures show the wrapping of the horn, tying of the pumpkin, and a closeup of the veggies.

In January 2018, we held a 30th year anniversary celebration for the organist at my Unitarian Universalist church. I decided to make a Bread Piano, but upon scanning the web, there was nothing. So here – now there’s something.

Here is some more Bread Art – a twisted 2-layer Cinnamon Shamrock (16″ wide), a Goddess, and a bunny for Ostara.

And for a bit of cake art, a guitar and a Cakerpillar. The guitar was made up of three round 9″ cakes and a sheet cake. I couldn’t find any instructions or a clear enough format by which to make the guitar, so I totally winged it.

The Cakerpillar was made in a bundt pan and then cut and rejoined to make his curves. The face is fondant (as are the frets and other bits on the guitar) with candies and Twizlers as the decorations. The leaf upon which it sits is an edible 16″ sugar cookie.

Playing with Clay

Ever since I got my paws on Sculpey, I’ve been intrigued with making tiny sculptures. I made some for a long while, but lost interest (see Scanner info). I got some air-dry clay and had a blast at Samhain (Halloween) and in January 2018.

I made a couple of sand castles, too.

Seasonal Crafts

Here are our Halloween tissue-box monsters. We brought them to a party and put the plastic spoons and forks inside.