Friday, October 31

October 31: Happy Halloween


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Happy Halloween!!
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So, just for fun, I thought I'd share a few of my more colorful friends, and this guy seemed appropriate to the season.  I've always been a huge fan of insects, bugs, exoskeletons...!  My first pet was a beetle I named Goliath, and my first, and only, encyclopedia was an insect encyclopedia, given to me by my grandmother.  



I made these with paper mache, using cereal and cracker boxes for the wings, and newspaper for the bodies.  The spider legs are wire, as well as the hairs coming out of his body and the praying mantis' head, and the winged guy's body.




6 comments:

  1. Scottie Magro10/31/08, 5:04 PM

    Hi there. I love your art and your blog. I really do not have time to read blogs and just like to skim through them, but when I saw your bugs I just had to let you know they are very cool!!!

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  2. Thanks Scottie - I appreciate your taking the time to let me know! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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  3. I love these Insect sculptures!

    My best friends run Project Insect and are going to love these when I show them your blog.

    Project Insect is an art and science traveling museum.

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  4. Thanks Robert,
    Project Insect sounds amazingly cool!!

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  5. I love dragonflies and praying mantis - these insects have been a passion of mine and so it was a delight to see your rendition of them.

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  6. These lil guys are so beautiful, colourful and wonderful! I've just discovered your blog and I'll be back :)

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