This bento lunch is humble fare -- some roasted turkey, salted edamame pods, tomato soup, and greek yogurt. But, the whimsical little face which greeted me was a chocolate soot sprite. I love all things Studio Ghibli -- especially the soot sprites. Cute, but how does it look when you get to work, you may ask? Surprisingly, not much changed. He faded just a tad, but was otherwise completely intact. Greek yogurt is sturdy enough to hold up to decorations. The method for making the perfect soot sprite is to dot the eyes, first. Soot sprites are cross-eyed for the most part, so I used a squeeze bottle of chocolate sauce and dotted the pupils close together. Then, drew two circles around those, to make the whites of his eyes. From there, it's just a matter of quick jagged lines to make the body, and I was all set.
I took him to work, admired him, and then I ate him.
(Originally posted in my Flickr set)