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Cat in the Hat Bento by mindfire3927 Cat in the Hat Bento by mindfire3927
It's Dr. Seuss's birthday! My daughter's school had a big celebration for it and she came home wearing a giant striped paper hat so of course I had to indulge her for her dinner :D

Left: steamed asparagus, spam, homemade mac 'n cheese.

Right: Cat in the Hat (nori/color), rice.


Ughhhh Seuss's sketchy-style is so hard to do in nori. Lost most of the fun details but ah wellll.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Hi there. I've featured your work as an example of food art at its finest in an article over at #ArtHistoryProject. [link] :hug:
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Oh my! Thank you so so much! I'm so very flattered that you included me with such great works! Thank you!!
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thank you :D
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconmisspiggyplz::iconsaysplz:hi!your noms have been featured here [link] in the :iconsomnambulist-aisle:omnom feature:iconhungryplz::burp::)

[p.s.if you want to see more awesome noms you could also look here:iconmidnight-diner::iconfeelingfullplz:]
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thank you very much!!
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yusei-luver02 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that.... is awesome T.T
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thank you :D
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yusei-luver02 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
haha no problem. I love the cat in the hat, as well as creative bento boxes.
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QueenIchigoHatsune Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Writer
I think it looks wonderful.
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:iconmindfire3927:
mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thank you very much :3
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QueenIchigoHatsune Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Writer
You are most welcome.
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flangeez Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: nice job!
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:iconmindfire3927:
mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thanks very much! :D
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flangeez Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
u r welcome =)
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Nightcrawler2010 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
holy crud thats cool!
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks very much!
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Nightcrawler2010 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
np :D
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DivineDil Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
You should publish a book - "How to make (people happy with) creative bentos"

AND I HAVEN'T EVEN LOOKED AT ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Aw, thank you so much!
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DivineDil Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
You're very welcome!
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TumultOfTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG simply mindblowing, how on earth did u cut that out of nori?????????????????? lol just amazin hope your daughter enjoyed it!!
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thank you so very much!

I printed up the image from the book cover and layered it on top of a sheet of nori, then just went to work with my (food-only) x-acto knife!

I normally just freehand cut or sketch the picture myself so it was actually kinda nice to have a guide this time :D

And my daughter loved it a lot <3
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TumultOfTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awww wow,lol thats so cool a specail bento knife lol thats lovely.
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Lol, it's a regular x-acto knife you get at craft stores--I just make sure not to use this on anything but food :D Definitely don't use any specialty stuff (haha I'm too cheap).
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TumultOfTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lol i noo most of its just like overpriced lol its a pretty good idea but i just use scissors half the time!
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kittyfan228 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
how did you close this? lol
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I stacked the right side on top of the left side and closed the lid, same as always :P

It's my same old regular box, I just find that setting the top tier inside the lid for pictures is much easier than wrestling with camera angles and such.
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kittyfan228 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
so when you open it up again the rice on the right side doesn't stick with the left side? D:
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
No, they stack right on top of each other like a normal two-tiered box (each side facing up), I just have the top tier positioned strangely for the picture :P
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kittyfan228 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh it looks like the two boxes are connected :XD:
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VioletYurii Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I love cat in the hat :D This looks so cool :) I bet your daughter was very pleased with it ^-^
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you! She liked it a lot :D
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:):) sweet
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thanks :D
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SilverPassion Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! May I ask what tools you use to cut the nori? Just scissors or do you have a special blade of some sort?
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thanks! I have an x-acto (craft) knife that I bought and use only on food/nori. I'm not very stellar at scissors :P
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SilverPassion Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! You've inspire me so much, especially with the Koi Bento! I want to try making one one soon. Keep it up!
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Wow, I appreciate that so much! You should definitely jump on in, it only gets easier the more you do it :D
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SilverPassion Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
alright, cool, thanks! =D
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KajaCamorra Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
O.M.G O_o this looks really amazing >_< *gets jealous on your daughter*
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Hehehe, I wish there was a way to teleport bentos!
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Vi-terni Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
whoa nice! that must have taken a while to do. your daughter is very lucky~ what a cute lunch
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thanks! It didn't take nearly as long as you'd think (since I cheated and used a picture as a guide) but definitely not something I'd like to do every day :P
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princesspuffpupp5153 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Amazing way on how you made the Cat in the Hat! And very cute you made it for your daughter!
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Lol, she always has great suggestions for bentos (in the summer I let her pick every day) and sometimes draws me a diagram for how she wants them to look :P
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Pixelated-Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just too cute.
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thanks!
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks amazing! I really love it.
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mindfire3927 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you :D
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