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Squash Blossom Tea by ursulav Squash Blossom Tea by ursulav
Another "Hello, what's this on my hard drive?" discovery, one of the Squash's Stash tea labels. (I have no idea what squash blossom tea would taste like. Probably vile.)

For those joining us late, this little figure is a chibi version of the Hopi Squash Kachina, which I have a weird and inexplicable sort of crush on.

Prints are available, for $10 and $20 plus shipping. Send a note or visit [link] for details.
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:iconjynxeddraca:
JynxedDraca Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I don't know how the tea would taste, but stuffed squash blossoms aren't too bad.
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witch13888 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
squash blossom tea is good :3 ~:heart:
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:iconmurasakirain:
murasakirain Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
It's cute what you did with the Arabic script.
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TheLadyEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
i don't know, man ... he is kinda hot.
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ariadne3 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
I dunno... have you ever had squash blossom soup? It's quite tasty. It involves squash, corn, tomatoes and spicy yumminess. The important ingredient (other than the blossoms, of course,) is epazote.
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BAMillustration Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
So are you going to put a set of Red Wombat Tea Co. prints out, perhaps at a discounted price? Because I would buy them and stash them away until I had my own place, and then I would hang them all in my kitchen.
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:iconicantthinkofanything:
Gah! Audrey II! I had some pretty disturbing dreams after the school production. My school has pretty good actors, imho, at least for the musicals.
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Reminds me of Audrey II. Next time, slice that marrow a big, man-devouring maw...
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sarloz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
i think this and some of your other labels would be killer to hang in a little cafe or restraunt
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MadeOfFire Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
cool picture
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:iconbrushtail-thegreat:
brushtail-thegreat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
you should make a label for Ed's Warior tea.
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saritta202 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
that's arabic?
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Irish-Gold Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
wait...wouldn't a "squash blossom" be a baby squash? so isn't that...like, cannibalism?! Aaaah! he's drinking baby-flavored tea!
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inshadowz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
A little like what I'd expect to find if Frank Cho ("Liberty Meadows" and "University") was left alone in a padded room to battle with the idea of an unlikely but fruity super hero of the greener persuation. Of course he, too, is barking mad. And I mean this as a sort of compliment in the most complimentary way :)
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toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Red Wombat? Now that's the coolest name ever for a tea company!
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kelalea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
ahhhhh!!! this is fantastic!!! i love it!
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fringeperson Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
My wonderful imagination allows me to put a damn cute expression on that melon, and it further puts forward that if it were a someone rather than a rather facinating something, I too, would quite happily have a crush on it.

It's a cute body, and a sweet looking head, for being faceless, and the lack of clothing has some strange appeal.

Just one question: your squash-boy has no apparent mouth, how does it drink tea?
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mermaiden Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
The way you draw him... I, er... rather think I'm developing my own crush. It's something to do with the line of his shoulders into his waist...(yes, yes I am attracted to strange things)
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lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
lol! He's SOOO cute!
I love squash . .. >.> .. . lol!
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JumbaliaPumba Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
I love how how you made it look Arabic!! I almost started to try to read it lol. I love it!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Put the pot on . . .
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ValerianStormcrow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Writer
Another tea label! Let's see, do I have room in my kitchen for this one?

I really should take a photo of the ones I have in my kitchen and send it to you. ;-}
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cardowl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007   Writer
That's so cute!
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InkTheEchidna Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Lil' Squash! I adore your Squash Kachina art. Oddly enough, I understand your "weird and inexplicable sort of crush" on him. :nod: He's cute.

Squash Blossom tea. Now there's an odd idea. I can't say I'm a huge fan of the fruit in general, and I doubt the flowers taste much better, so I have to agree that the tea would probably be awful. But then again, I suppose that's where honey and lemon come in. :D

On the art itself, I really love his pose, looking over his shoulder like that, and the overall design scheme on the label is sharp.

I do actually have a bit of critique, though, on Squash himself. The stripes on his head are individually outlined in black, but the stripes on his body aren't. The colors seem to be swapped out, too: whereas his head has thin light green stripes on a dark background, his body has thing dark green stripes on a light background. The two combined tend to make his body look a bit muddy in comparison to the sharpness of his head.

But dude. It's Squash. And I love Squash. And your wonderfully fun product labels. :+favlove:
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
I know you can fry pumpkin flowers in batter and egg and they are YUM. The only thing you have to be careful of is finding a fried bee in the base, which is surprisingly easy to do. Maybe squash blossom tea would taste like that: meaty and slightly bitter.

Oh, and I thought the joke in my signature would appeal to Digger... :D
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Inchie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007   Writer
That tea sounds good.
I think you did a great job!
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kitkatcathy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Your tea labels always end up being my favourite of your drawings. I really love the composition of them. =)
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SamiShahin-Art Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! i like the scrambled Arabic letters!
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frazeocity Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
*Gasp* Return of the Red Wombat Tea Company! It looks like it's released its next marketing campaign, featuring heartthrob Squash Kachina!
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lovelyloon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Student
Hey, that is one hot looking squash. i'd love him too, if i sort of created him...

But this one could also be a hunky sort of watermelon. Watermelon blossom tea might not be half bad...
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SirNaelyan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
mmmmm. Don't worry. I have a crush on...well. Not the squash kachina, maybe, but the semi-related Kosa/Koshare...

I don't know what tribe(s) they are from though...:\

I like the colors you chose. They would work well in a kitchen, and Squash is very cool looking in his little figural self, I must say...
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melito Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
I personally love the idea... it would be so awesome to have these kinda labels in your everyday kitchen.... for tea, flour, rice, pasta, butter, milk.. whatever!!! cooking would be so much more fun in a chibi kitchen decored like that ;)

but.. why are the stripe of his head outlined, and the ones of his body not??...
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apeman505 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Whoa... he looks like he'll eff you up if you mess wid 'im... but if you ask nicely he'll share wit you some of the good stuff.
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surskitty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Awww!
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littlesailboat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Ohohoho! I love his stripey lil body!
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devoted2avampyre Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
MORE TEA! I love tea, i think of your tea labels every time i see the pretty ones in Publix <3
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SS116 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
i want a wombat.
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Shadow-bombay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Pumkin blossom tea is rather tasty.. same with watermelon. dry the blossoms and mix them with white tea. It's Good!
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Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
They do? 0_o
Sorry but I only heard of green, black and crynsentinum teas. -_-
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional Writer
there are soooo many teas in this world. If u start with my pantry u would already be confused! ;) FYI white tea is made from the same plant as green and black tea. But the leaves are picked and harvested before the leaves open fully, when the buds are still covered by fine white hair. Hence the name. White tea is scarcer than the other traditional teas, and quite a bit more expensive. It is known to be extremely high in antioxidants, and it does not taste nearly as bitter as black or green tea
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Shadow-bombay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
I'm a big redneck, and grew up on a farm. I tried all sorts of herbal and flora teas.

Never heard of white tea? o_o
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional Writer
btw, sorry but i replied to the wrong person - oops! blonde moment ;p
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional Writer
FYI white tea is made from the same plant as green and black tea. But the leaves are picked and harvested before the leaves open fully, when the buds are still covered by fine white hair. Hence the name. White tea is scarcer than the other traditional teas, and quite a bit more expensive. It is known to be extremely high in antioxidants, and it does not taste nearly as bitter as black or green tea. :D
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Shadow-bombay Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
THANK YOU!

That's a far better description than I could have figured out. @_@
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Writer
probly coz i copied and pasted it from a website explaing white tea. teehee ;p ( i know, that's cheating )
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Shadow-bombay Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Alright!
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:iconraja-ulat:
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Nope. -_-
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:iconshadow-bombay:
Shadow-bombay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Look it up, Dearie.
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:iconraja-ulat:
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Okay... ;p
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Aisy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
hey, id drink it...
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