These beautiful creatures are the hand-crafted creations of Philomath, OR-based glass artist Scott Bisson, who’s been blowing and flame-working glass for the past 19 years. His favourite things to make are amazingly lifelike animals that appear alert and lively and as though they’re just about to swim, skitter, slither or hop away.

Scott has a very high intensity method of producing art. If he isn’t sweating and racing around like a madman he just isn’t doing his best. He believes energy and excitement always create the best work. Skill just isn’t enough. “I put a little bit of myself into every work of art I create. That is how I breath life into each piece”. Scott hates limitations and takes chances most artists wouldn’t dare. “If I don’t lose a piece a day from getting in over my head, then I am not pushing myself hard enough. Skill is the raw material of a great piece, and drive and energy make it take shape”.

Visit Bisson’s website, Quantum Creative Glass and the Symmetry Gallery website to check out more of his gorgeous glass critters.

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Longcat has finally been surpassed. Meet the Feline Centipede, aka the CATerpillar, aka The Long, Long Kitty. Redditor FallenCoffee used the panorama mode on his camera to take this photo of his cat strolling through the living room, resulting in the creation of an almost-but-not-quite-real-life Catbus.

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Black swallowtail and Spicebush Swallowtail”- submitted by Ansel

Lovely!  Look at those eye spots!  They evolved to make the caterpillar look bigger and scarier than it is to predators….and rather convincingly so. Isn’t evolution amazing? 


I made a friend <3 
A Great Leopard Moth caterpillar ^_^
These guys look super dangerous, but they actually quite harmless. The easiest way to identify them is the crimson rings between segments, which you can’t really see in these photos. These caterpillars turn into one of my favorite moths! They have beautiful spots, and gorgeous iridescent colors. I love these creatures from start to finish. <3 

A caterpillar of the Gypsy Moth, Lymantria dispar dispar. First described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758, the gypsy moth is found throughout Eurasia, where it is considered a pest. The species has also been introduced into North America. The larvae emerge from egg masses in the spring, and then are dispersed by the wind and begin feeding on leaves. They are initially diurnal, though they become nocturnal after their fourth molting.

Photograph: Didier Descouens                                         (via: Wikipedia)


SHOP FEATURE: Hand Painted ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Bottle

This hand painted bottle portrays the Alice on one face of the bottle, and the mysterious Caterpillar on the other. The words ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ are written at the top of the right lobe of the heart on both sides. This bottle is heart shaped with a triangular base. It is complete with a circular cork. It is done in Acrylic paint and covered with an acrylic sealer. This product is not dishwasher safe, and is not to be used for food products. Product is approximately five inches tall.
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