Quills – from an unfortunate porky outside Hudson, WY
Yellow/Gold Dye – made from walnut husks from Hayfork, CA
Deer Sinew – from a yummy white tail deer from Northern CA
Pine Sap – from a park pine tree (Blue Spruce)in Cody, WY
Forrest’s body – spruce twig;
Forrest’s head – pine cone that I shaped and whittled, milkweed silk for hair and eyebrows, Indian Mallow seed for each eye, milkweed seed for nose, crystallized pine sap for teeth, Hat made from a tiny portion of buck skin smudged with Kansas dirt for brown color (didn’t use horse manure like Forrest, too bad I don’t have horses or I would have used it);
Fishing Waders – Hosta leaves tied on with their stems;
Fishing pole and fly – pole made of willow tree stem, fishing line made by stripping wild weed stem; fly made from REAL fly with little red fleck of Burning Bush seed skin;
Fishing Creel and Big Brown Trout– pine needles and maple leaf; and
Other materials – bindings made from wild weed strippings, grass from yard, water, and pine sap.
A) I found the small rock a while ago in my backyard. I kept it because it was so smooth and round. I thought it was neat. Now it reminds me of Forrest’s Spanish toy factory story.
B) A dried corn husk from our compost pile.
C) Some sort of ivy ground cover was used to tie off the ends.
Main Body: Dried Sunflower
Bottom of mouth: Piece of Bark
Bug-Eyes: Dried Roses left on our rose bushes
White dots on Frog: Seed Heads from wildflowers growing on our land
Tongue: Chili from our garden that we neglected to harvest
Legs of Frog: leftover greenery from the pots of flowers in my front yard
Stick Frog is sitting on: Dried up cactus stick from our land
“glue” – not too much glue was needed as the seed heads could be stuck into the sunflower, the sunflower was stuck into the bark, the chili stem was stuck through through the bark, etc. I did need “glue” for the eyes, which was made from dirt and snow from our yard. It was all that was needed to keep the eyes in place.
All items used are from my back yard;
Base is a piece of dried out tree branch
Trees are clippings from juniper bush
Partridge is cut from a dried leaf, the wing of bird is from the same leaf and attached with two drops of pine sap
Hanger is a blade of grass, tied on with two other blades of grass
Yearling whitetail buck skull
Jimson Weed (datura) pods
Eastern Red Cedar branches (botanically a juniper)
Wisteria vine for hanger
Binders: friction & gravity
Background – bark of an Eastern red Cedar
All items found on our farm near Warrensburg, MO.
Hand carved (Forrest Fenn type) frog out of disc cut from fallen tree limb
Green “paint” from rubbing Spinach
Green braided swimming shorts (Nobody wants to be embarrassed) from Liriope in yard (tied on)
Split hull of holly berry for eyes – adhesive
Rabbit hair for fly (on partial twig) – adhesive
Use of tree sap for adhesive
Flexible twigs from Pine tree to make porous ball.
Blanket Flower center, buds only use the petals removed.
Crabgrass = handle for hanging.
Pyracantha Berries, small pine cones, pine needles, piece of pine tree, blanket flower centers (no petals), crabgrass