Sunday, July 29, 2012

Plaid Chameleon

I'm incorporating scrapbook paper and card stock into my paper sculptures.  I hope you like this chameleon and his little friend.  Or is that lunch?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Spotted Longhorn Beetle

This impressive longhorn beetle is around 2 1/2 inches (60 mm) long and that's just the body, not including the antennae.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I don't know for sure if this is some type of bluebell.  But after much research, I can say with some certainty, that it is some type of wildflower.  :o)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mountain Laurel

We always called these little wildflowers "star flowers" until I looked them up on a flower data base.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Another Spike

Before the paper sculpture Spike Lee, I did one using inks on illustration board.
Spike Lee, June 1991

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Spike Lee

My caricature of Spike Lee is made of paper, except for the pins in the voodoo doll.  Those are real hat pins.

Spike Lee, December 1995

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Beyers Scarab Beetle

I'm finally getting around to photographing some of my beetles.  Plusiotis beyeri, or Beyer's Scarab Beetle, are plentiful in parts of Arizona.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


An Arisaema triphyllum, or Jack-in-the-Pulpit, is the perfect Sunday plant.  When I stumbled upon this, I thought it was some kind of pitcher plant.  Very unique, for sure.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Rogue Vine

This little extension of a larger vine was lit by the sun on a wooded trail.  I just have the kit lens with my camera and it's auto focus only.  So with no manual focus, it was tough to get this delicate vine because the lens wanted to focus on the background and not the vine.  I know I complicated that explanation.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Steampunk Hatchetfish

There are two types of hatchetfish.  One is a tropical freshwater species and the other lives in the deepest and darkest depths of the ocean.  My hatchetfish is the second version, where some of the strangest and most fantastic creatures live.
This deep sea hatchet fish is made of exotic cocobolo wood, polymer clay, and lots of old watch gears and brass rods.