I finally finished the ceramic sculpture I've been working on for over two months! He's made of calico stonewear, exploded in the kiln and had to be painstakingly repaired, was raku fired with a white crackle glaze, and finally embellished with individually applied pyrite crystals (smashing pyrite with a hammer is VERY fun). I have named him Steven. He initially came into this world as two pinch pots, and I'm proud of the young man he's become! [more inside]
I posted my comic strip here a couple years ago when I began it—now that it's finished, I've compiled the strips into a book anthology. [more inside]
Meet Toby the lion, Herman the penguin, Frank the zookeeper, Dr. Sara the vet, Misha the bear, Mr. and Mrs. Flamingo, and more... Fun for all ages. [more inside]
The story of Jackie, a baboon who went to war with the South African army, is the latest instalment in my series on Animals in World War I. [more inside]
A photo blog of adoptable animals at the Louisiana SPCA shelter, and what I imagine they might have been thinking or doing at the moment I took their picture. [more inside]
In anticipation of the season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey, I've begun a series of portraits based upon the memorable characters from the show. Depicted as dogs and cats, naturally. I am selling them as prints in my Etsy shop.
Feedipedia is an open access information system on animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use of nearly 1300 worldwide livestock feeds. It is managed jointly by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. [more inside]
A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters off of San Francisco. Is this an example of inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke? This true story, originally reported by RadioLab is retold in paint on a 16 foot high wall with the help of the passing public in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park.
Two girls in Central Texas. Chickens, garden, rabbits; doing our best to work toward self-sufficiency and learning a lot along the way. Local food, local love. [more inside]
A community calendar to help people coordinate pet-events (dog shows, pet fairs, coral frag-swaps, etc) in their area. [more inside]