I’m commissioning the amazing prawnlegs aka OpticAnomalies for a massive 4 cm-wide eyeball charm that will be part of Boogle’s official collar design! I can’t wait to make it a reality, it will go wonderfully with the OOAK bracelet I also commissioned from them a while back! :o)
Sword & Sorcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies
Love this music, found it a while back, reminds me of Labyrinth. Need moar 80’s fantasy movie-sounding stuff… <3
I’ve got a backstory for her HERE, but it’s still not quite what I want it to be. I’m super glad you like her! She’s my most personal character and the most like my real self. I should share more art of her here, but til then, you can find some of my favorite art of her HERE! :o)
Les Diableries, a series of stereoscopic photographs published in Paris during the 1860s
Artist Requirements (at least that I’ve noticed)
- mood lighting
- mood music
- shelf and/or wall of inspirational nick-nacks
- comfy, often art supply-stained pajamas
ONE COMMISSION AVAILABLE! Mixed traditional media drawing on 8.5x11” brown paper! Any subject/rating, up to two characters’, $50.
how to improve in art:
- get unhealthily obsessed with something
- draw it 43543452784 times
This is Monotropa hypopitys, also known as Dutchman’s pipe, yellow bird’s-nest or pinesap.
Image from swbiodiversity.org
"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant.
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees.
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”
I used to visit this haunted house (I have so many stories, you wouldn’t believe) in my home state of WV… it was so spooky and my friends and I found dead things there all the time, from mice to deer to cats, it always smelled like death around it. I’d seen a lot of indian pipe (-especially- of the pink/red variety) in my childhood but I’ve never seen so much as what grew on that property.
There is much folklore surrounding them. My grandparents used to tell stories about how they only grew over dead animals and that the plant was actually its spirit leaving its body (My grandfather was Cherokee so it was likely a story he’d heard from his family). It is said to heal the broken heart of those mourning the loss of a loved one, and one Cherokee legend tells the story of Indian Pipes being created due to the selfishness of people. It was formerly categorized as a “saprophyte,” indicating a plant that obtains its nutrients from decaying matter. They are beneficial funguses and should be regarded as symbiotic rather than parasitic since they help trees & shrubs produce essential sugars. Native American healers mixed the plant’s juices with water to use as a lotion to treat eye problems, which gives the plant yet another name; “eye bright”.
I remember trying to put them in pots and keep them in my closet as a kid. I’d put little dead bugs in the dirt thinking they might feed off of them like a carnivorous plant only through the dirt. P:
Samson and Delilah, great horned owls at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. I can’t wait to go back, they were in the middle of remodeling last we went. One of many little hidden-away places in the keys we stumbled upon just driving around.
While I was feeling afraid, confused and discarded, my wonderful Judas send this to me via Skype and it made me feel so appreciated and valued. The time she must have put into this… Boogle’s perfectly doll-like face, Gromble’s look of “oh, I went too far this time… let me fix you up”… the atmosphere is perfect… ugh, just… the idea that she took the time out of her life to make me this just came at just the right time to turn my tears into happy ones. Love you wolfie <3
(And this is only the cropped version! You’ll have to follow wingsofjudas to see the full thing once it’s scanned and posted!)
Toy aisle, 1980s.
lookit the pony plushes and ponywear aahhhh *dives in*