Hi, friends! As soon as I’ve seen your amazing works of art, I immediately was inspired to join this exciting challenge! Last weekend we visited the forest on one of the Volga islands and my purpose was to collect some natural things to make my work of art. But as soon as we entered the forest, we saw a huge number of mushrooms growing there peacefully. So we rushed to pick them up and then to fry them (just in the forest as we had with us some facilities for it in our motorboat). We were so busy that I practically didn’t have time to create something ( originally I decided to make some work right in the forest). As a result I had only 5 min. to create this “masterpiece”. And I used a stump, some mushrooms, some bulrush and the berries of some bush (don’t know the name of it).It’s one of the supernatural beings of Russian folklore. His name is Leshy or Lesovik. He is a male woodland spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests. He has hair made from living grass and vines. If a person befriends Leshy, the latter will teach them the secrets of magic. Leshy is a terribly mischievous being: he has horrible cry, and can imitate voices of people familiar to wanderers and lure them back to their caves, where the leshies will tickle them to death. However, Leshies aren't always evil: though they enjoy misguiding humans & kidnapping young women, they are also known to keep grazing cattle from wandering too far into his forests and getting lost.To be honest, I completely forgot about the beard, but maybe it’s a baby- leshy, so logically he doesn’t have any beard.Personally I imagine Leshy as a cute being who can teach me magic! Just love people and other creatures and they’ll love you back!Grace, thanks for such exciting photo challenge!