Tis the season for all things pinecone! Just ask Pinterest.
So to keep up with the trend, I had my (incredible) Art II students do close study graphite drawings of pinecones I picked up from under the massive pine tree in my front yard. Below are some of my favorites:
I can't help but be reminded of that great book club scene in The Stepford Wives where the ladies/robots are engaged in an animated discussion about all the lovely holiday decorations one could make with pinecones. Bette Midler's suggestions are hilarious. My contributions here are decidedly tamer, but I'm obsessed all the same :)
My mom has always been a collector of strange objects. I once found a jar full of tiny golden bulls in her house along with a small figurine of Tupac Shakur. My favorite of mom's careful acquisitions has to be her impressively vast array of cereal boxes from the late 80s and early 90s:
There's no way these cereals could have had any nutritional value whatsoever, and I'm left thinking, Good God, did we actually eat all of that? Not to mention the 90s design aesthetic targeted at children - it makes me cringe and leaves me strangely comforted at the same time. Weird how that works.
Do you remember eating any of these? Do you collect anything? What drives you to collect it? Let me know in the comments below!