One creative soul named Cat Woody didn’t just drink the green fairy, she made her.
Step 1 was making the outfit.
Step 2 was making the green fairy’s legs.
Step 3 was making the green fairy’s face.
Here is the green fairy, nearly complete. Can you guess what’s missing?
Let’s not forget the green fairy’s wings…
You can buy this green fairy at http://www.etsy.com/listing/150625490/ooak-art-doll-absinthe-a-green-fairy
“At Gennelle, Absinthe Drinker” is a famous 1886 painting by French painter and absintheur Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
In 19th century France, ladies at the cafe sometimes drank through straws, so as to maintain an elegant demeanor. This painting is “Moulin De La Galette, Paris” ca 1904, by Dutch painter Isaac Lazarus Israels.
Absinthe tattoo in progress. Do you recognize the famous absinthe poster?
When the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889, many absinthe spoons were made to commemorate the occasion. Here are two of the most popular:
Can you see the Eiffel Tower in this absinthe spoon? Hint: this spoon is called Les Tours Eiffel #6 “Silhouette”.
This absinthe spoon is considered one of the rarest of the Eiffel Tower spoons:
This absinthe spoon was made during World War I, from brass shell casings. If you look carefully, you can see two remarkable things: firstly, the soldier who owned this spoon inscribed his initials, “P.B.”, on the handle, and secondly, the holes form the date, “1914”.
One of the most expensive pre-ban absinthe spoons ever made, “Les Feuilles #20”. It was most likely used at high-end French hotels and restaurants.
The beautiful “Les Feuilles d’Absinthe #4 Absinthe Joanne”
Want to educate yourself about absinthe? Next Thursday, May 30, The Savoy in Chicago is hosting “Exploring Absinthe: Oscar Wilde to Marilyn Manson.” Absinthe expert Deidre Darling (The Savoy’s bar manager) will focus on absinthe cocktails and the difference between types of absinthe. Tickets @ http://chicagoabsinthe-es2.eventbrite.com/
Tumblr users have taken some great absinthe art and, in the spirit of creativity, altered it…