Meet Dippy! A giant with a heart of gold, life is never boring when this big guy is around. Nothing is out of reach! He’ll stick his nose into everything until every mystery is solved.
Looks like he’s found a very, very big ball to play with. That ball is pretty much indestructible, and something that comes in handy when you have curious giants like Dippy around. He loves food just as much as your average sauropod, but Dippy is…how shall I say? Easily distracted. 😛
Click on the picture below to find out what happens to that ball. 😉
Something a bit different this month, because things have been…interesting. 😀
First I was like “I’m feeling great! Baby’s sleeping, we’re getting into a groove, I am on fire!” I had all sorts of plans to update Dippy’s picture, get another short story done, and get the ammonite pattern finished because it “just needs a little color” right?
You’d think I’d learned my lesson about getting all excited and making a bunch of plans by now. 😛
Let’s just say Babysaurus had some plans of her own. 😀 In many ways things are easier and more predictable…Baby girl can play on the floor and roll over, she’s discovered the joy of toys, and watching me do housework is great entertainment (so I’m getting all caught up there 🙂 ). But she is awake over my one window for artistic stuff, so I’ve been doing some creative juggling to make sure at least some progress is made.
Progress like a ninja tortoise is still progress 😀
I hope I don’t sound like I’m complaining, since I truly am loving this stage of my life at the moment, and I’m truly blessed to have all these little ones to nurture. I just wish I had more to share with you.
So without further ado, here’s what’s in the works! 🙂
I started out this month working on my ammonite pattern for Redbubble. Some of the ammonite shells remind me of various foods, so that inspired me to do a bit of a collection of food-inspired yummonites. 🙂 I have some of them colored already, but now I just need to figure out how to design it in a way I’d like to wear it on a t-shirt. 😀 I’ll be taking a look at Redbubble for inspiration on some designs that work, and go from there. 🙂
Do you prefer the black lines, like the cinnamon roll above? Or the colored lines like the ice cream swirls? And speaking of ice cream swirls, do you prefer chocolate or vanilla, or should I include both? 🙂
There’s one more food-based snail-squid, a really unusual one with a triangular coil, but I can’t find the species name, so that one will have to wait a bit. 😀 I know it’s a real thing, because I found the original photo from a museum website, and cross reference confirms that the critter actually had a triangle-shaped coil…weird huh?
These food inspired critters will be featured alone on their t-shirts. The pattern itself will have more natural colors, inspired by a few modern squid.
Because ammonites are basically squids with shells. 🙂 Their closest living relative is the nautilus, and they thrived for millions of years. They were so numerous and varied, that paleontologists can actually use them to help estimate the age of a layer of rock. Which really helps if you want to find certain fossils from a particular layer of rock. 😀
Thank you so much for joining me here today, I truly appreciate you, and I hope to have more to share with you soon. 🙂
Coming July 1st…
Why, oh why must everyone call her ugly? I really don’t know. She may not be winning any beauty contests, but she’s a real sweet heart with anyone she meets. 🙂