16 Dec 2014

Ooak sugar trail snail

The sugar trail snail leaves a trail of sugar wherever he goes. 
Made from spinning cotton over a wire armature, the snail body was then 
 inserted into a real snail shell that is painted and glossed. Sara Duarte, who 
made this sweet guy, then sprinkled a bit of clear glass 'sugar' to the 
bottom of the snail. He's a little guy making him perfect 
for a tall tree or a feather tree

Purchase the Christmas snail ornament here:

11 Dec 2014

'Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature'

 'Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature'
by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes

Purchase the book here

9 Dec 2014

'Memória' by Luis Filipe Gomes

The artist Luis Filipe Gomes writes: 

Two snails in an assemblage made by me. 'The piece is on display until 24 January 
Pirescouxe near Lisbon. The exhibition has pieces of my wife, Beatriz Cunha, 
who is a sculptor of merit while I'm just an amateur'. 

No, not an amateur - but an artist, Luis!

Thanks, Luis Filipe Gomes for the link to your art and blog!

30 Nov 2014

...see you...

 Fritz Baumgarten illustration

 I have to go away for a while -
I don't know when I'll be back...but soon I hope!

27 Nov 2014

25 Nov 2014


Illustration from Lectura super Institutionibus, 
by Baldus de Ubaldis, 1480-1481 (BM of Beaune - BM, inc. 003, t. III)

21 Nov 2014

Three guinea pigs and a snail...

venture out at night, dramatically silhouetted by a huge moon,
 to chase moths and other night creature