The Alnwick Poison Garden is pretty much what you’d think it is: a garden full of plants that can kill you (among many other things). Some of the plants are so dangerous that they have to be kept behind bars. [x]
This is cool and creepy at the same time
Publication info London :Sampson Low, Son, and Marston,1868.
Notable Women in Natural History
This is a Scaly-foot Gastropod. They are the only animal on Earth known to incorporate iron sulfides into their bodies.
They actually build metal shields around their feet, that, along with the underlying organic layer, protect themselves from the extreme heat produced in their hydrothermic vent environment.
Read all about ‘em here: http://www.thefeaturedcreature.com/2013/11/scaly-foot-gastropod-the-snail-with-an-iron-fist-foot.html
Photo via http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/
the white house released this video on sexual assault that actually targets men, telling them not to rape, rather than telling women not to be raped. please watch this.
The Impossible Collection by ComiconCouture
When your teacher suggests group projects:
When your mom suggests visiting distant family:
When you have to get out of bed early:
When you have plans but then remember the effort you have to put in:
When your friend suggests a really ridiculous way to find a Horcrux consisting of camping, breaking into Gringott’s, and drinking Polyjuice potion:
Harry Potter books covers from around the world.
Artist & Illustrator:
Part of the "Stones & Bones" Series"I always varied pens but rarely drawing surfaces.
Out of paper for a short time, I turned to the two inert materials: stone and bone.
These inert materials seemed so ordinary!
This is not the case. They are still “living” materials: rough, bold, smooth, cracked, absorbent ….
Taming the variety of surfaces on a volume is a real adventure!
So I put aside the paper and canvas fabric to experiment with new drawing sensations.Hand fits. The fingers feel every bumps. The spirit leaves guided by reliefs. The tip of the pen folds and unfolds. I even had the feeling that this matter thank me for taking care of.
Today, I look differently. I understand them differently.
This experience has enriched my own drawing skills.
The “inert and dead” matter, gave me some lessons.
The following images are the result.”
I have skulls, I have pens, I love doing pen art….fuck it I’m trying this out!
Good lord, the detail!
Bone is an IMMENSELY gratifying surface to work on.
These are ahmazing!
Chose a mollusc to paint in acrylic for scientific illustration. This is called an Irish yellow slug. If you are grossed out, then my work is successful. :)
Irish Yellow Slug (Limax maculatus)
2.5 times actual size
9” x 12”
acrylic on bristol board
learn to dance with “Doctor Who”
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