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Trained Zucchini

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One of the centerpieces of Miss Tansybaum's Circus of the Moderately Peculiar, Lydia and her Trained Zucchini thrilled and astounded crowds the world over (or at least the crowds on the circuit the Circus of the Moderately Peculiar traveled.) The zucchini, a veritable vegetable polymath, could accept commands in six languages* and while few of the other performers would describe Lydia as warm or friendly, even her worst detractors would admit that she could certainly train a vegetable.

Despite her apparent standoffishness, Lydia harbored a sensitive temperment. When Lord Maggothaunch's Carnival of the Un-ordinary headlined an act involving sequin-clad twins with performing eggplants, it threw both Lydia and the zucchini into a depression that lasted weeks, and it was only the intervention of her fellow performers that convinced them that the show must go on.

Um....right, then. Another bit of wall-jewelry, 8 x 4, mixed media like crazy--decoupage, ribbon, glass tile, acrylic, paper, clayboard, illustration board, a couple of skin cells from the artist who was maybe a little more enthusiastic with the crazy glue than she should have been...**

Since nearly a dozen people asked about the original on the last one (which my boyfriend promptly pounced on, rendering it moot) and since I also haven't a clue what to sell these for, I am putting this one straight to e-bay at [link]

Prints are also available for $10 plus shipping at: [link]

*Well, five and Pig Latin.

**Potentially useful for cloning!
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tzigany's avatar
Maggothaunch's eggplants were the murderous ones threatening Miss Radish the Pilot. I know they were. :iconiseewhatyoudidthere:
MonstersandMayhem's avatar
Um...What tricks would this...vegetable perform? "Sit! Stay! Play dead! Good boy!"
YyanaOni's avatar
Hmmmmm a trained zucchini? I want one.
LisaGorska's avatar
this ROCKS so steady, it could make a house stand up and shake it, shake it! :wow:

you're awesome. :)
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animefreak120's avatar
I really like how she trains a zucchini. xD
ayuICHI's avatar
Super awesome, again. :D
danielzklein's avatar
Sit! Siiiit! Good succhini. Now, play dead!
zyphryus's avatar
Hilarious, especially since thats my name too. :D
ingapinguin's avatar
"even her worst detractors would admit that she could certainly train a vegetable." your artwork is always so full of completely absurd ideas, but you always make them seem real :D I like it quite a lot and I want to learn pig latin.
patrx's avatar
As ever, I love your commentaries included with your works...:D They definitely bring a smile or more to my face..:D
wiccanlyawsomezombie's avatar
trained veggies??
:clap: :eyepopping:
wiccanlyawsomezombie's avatar
trained veggies??
:clap: :eyepopping:
Dama-Pikowa's avatar
This is just... I don't know myself... Interesting and strange. Great...
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LtlDevil's avatar
nice work!

Aubri's avatar
Somehow, this sounds like a footnote straight out of Girl Genius. Of course, in that world, a trained vegetable might not be even moderately peculiar...
Hymenomycotina's avatar
it's worth buying this just to clone you, for sure.
InnsmouthFishwife's avatar
This is endlessly awesome, love it. Sideshow craziness for the win, and this is excellently obscure in the very best of ways.
JeyZen's avatar
lol...awesome! :w00t:
sias43's avatar
I'm going to place me next statement in all caps to emphasize my point. YOU NEED A "COMBAT WOMBAT"!!!!
thantra's avatar
now i want to go out and buy a Zucchini
PixleRelish's avatar
Wonderful art, and very cute story to go along with it.

I love how you made the border on this. It makes me want to run to the craft store.
SurlyQueen's avatar
I always love the stories you have behind some of your more random works.

I thought the tiles were bits of "friendly plastic!"

Does anybody remember that stuff besides me?
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