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In AP Environmental we were given an organism to look up to decide if it was a specialist or a generalist and I got the Orchid-Mantis and it is by far the most beautiful insect I have ever seen. It basically looks like an orchid and it thrives in orchids. Plus the shade of pink is gorgeous! Even though I HATE INSECTS I would definitely not mind seeing this one everyday! (Also it is a Specialist because it only lives in like tropical areas.)

“Plant These to Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants” by Hannah Rosengren, 2013.

Hello tumblr! I’m re-posting this now since originally posting it last fall because while it’s been so exciting to see this illustration shared so many times on tumblr, twitter, facebook, instagram, etc- the credit has more often than not been lost along the way or removed. It’s great to see people advocating for the bees but frustrating to see a post with thousands of shares and no credit. Always, always credit the artist when posting images online- and if you’re not sure who it is, take one minute to look it up. It makes a huge difference.

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Even when the world is filled with sorrow
I will keep painting for that better tomorrow

A repaint of my 2009 drawing, Hope and Despair. Some people have mentioned how this new version feels more hopeful than the original. I feel that way too. I’ve been very happy these days, and it feels like everything will be alright again :)

Thank you again to everyone who reached out and supported me when I was feeling down during the beginning of this year. I’ve been working on a lot of different projects, and I’m excited to share with everyone when things are ready!

I’ll also be posting a video tutorial of how this was created by integrating 3D backgrounds in a few days. Stay tuned!