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Today the Department of Beguiling Book Art is delighted to share the marvelous creations of Latvian artist Aniko Kolesnikova, aka Mandarin Duck, who uses polymer clay to sculpt fantastic journal covers featuring bird, animal, fantasy and nature-based themes. Each one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted cover is highly detailed with vibrant paint, as well as metal, crystal and resin accents.

Kolesnikova also enjoys teaching others how to make their own decorative book covers, so she started a YouTube channel where she shares video tutorials.

“On my Youtube channel I really try to teach people how to make their own beautiful things, so that they don’t spend a lot of money, develop their skills, gain new abilities and discover new hobbies and materials. I honestly think that a handmade gift is worth a million since it contains that precious energy of love of a person that made it. So basically I teach people to gift love to other people and I think it’s great!”

In addition to her beautiful book covers, Kolesnikova also makes jewelry, small cases, decorative sculptures, and vases. Visit the My Mandarin Ducky Etsy shop to check out more of her exquisite creations. She also takes custom orders via her website.

[via Beautiful/Decay and Bored Panda]

Pliny the Elder [1st century CE] (Natural History, Book 8, 81): The fertility of rabbits is enormous. By eating all the crops, rabbits brought famine to the Balearic Islands, to such extent that the people there petitioned Augustus to send troops to fight the beasts. Rabbits are hunted with ferrets.

Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 1:24): Rabbits (cuniculi) are rural animals, named from caniculi (small dogs) because they are taken when tracked by dogs.

Was in the shed with the bunnies today and giving out a couple treats, caught Nirvana walking towards me amongst the group. Brought him in and he’s now learning the word walk cute little guy 
I guess when there’s thirteen cuties to compete with you need a trick or two don’t you for they extra treats haha
Enjoy!
Chelsea’s Rabbit Warren

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THE BUNS ON THE LEFT ARE NOT THE BUNS ON THE RIGHT

I FOUND THEM WHILE BROWSING PETFINDER AND NOW I’M ADOPTING THEM!!!

THEIR NAMES ARE MAX AND DANDELION AND I LOVE THEM. 

suki and jasper are like their kids!!!! :’)