My friend Mairin Baity lives in a sweet little cabin in the woods of Northern California and hand-molds and paints mushrooms that make you think they’re the real deal. She studies the intricacies of each variety of mushroom in her identifier book, and then aims to capture all the subtle details and color. She’s currently quite enamored with black morels. I’ve started a little collection and can’t wait to see which mushroom she picks next.