This is a mushroom. I got it as a Christmas present from a friend.
(A work in progress)
It has various colors of paper inside a clear box. The paper has three parts that you need to pull off in order to help the mushroom grow. There is a bar in the center of the paper that holds it all together.
The colors of the paper vary. It stared with red and a variety of other colors as you remove them. Each piece of paper has two dates on it, along with the month. So far, the majority of the top papers are in red.
If you put the batteries in – it glows!
Here is a top-down look at the mushroom box. It glows and sparkles!
I started writing haiku on the pages that I needed to pull off in order to “grow” the mushroom. It sort of functions like a calendar, but the main point appears to be waiting to slowly make the mushroom appear.
Start of a new year / Anything could happen now / Hoping for good days
One of my goals is / To learn how to stream online / Need to find the time
The rain keeps falling / Washing away debris and dirt / Making me sleepy
Allergy Season / Pollen in the air today / Not even spring yet
Acupuncture Day! / A tune-up for my body / Feeling better now
I always enjoy / Playing as a vampire / Maybe I am one
Painting walls again / Mostly window frames this time / Needs a touch up now
Wasn’t expecting / A dramatic color change / And yet, here it is
Here’s a top down look / Of what’s beneath this paper / Looks like abstract art
Red piece of paper / Has an oddly shaped hole in it / Now in better light
Another look at / Beneath this calendar page / Abstract art layers
Geometric shape / Punched through a bright white paper / Bland abstract art
The more I remove / the more that is revealed / Of what’s underneath
Removing the page / reveals strange shaped cut out / That looks like a fish
White piece of paper / with more revealed beneath / Shows strange structures
White piece of paper / Shows the structure in the cut / Holding things intact
January 25 and 26 exposes some of the what is underneath this cut out.
This is what the cutout looks like when removed from the calendar and placed on a black box
January 27 and 28 show more of the structures beneath it. When will the white structures fall out?
Here is what the January 27 and 28 calendar piece looks like when placed on the black box.
Here is what the January 29 and 30 page looks like.
This one is a little blurry, but you can still see the shape that this page has.
Last page of January 2024!
This is the cut out for January 31, 2024!
Glowing calendar box at the start of February 2024.