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Life-like Paintings of Imaginary Insects Camouflaged As Japanese Currency and Comic Books

Japanese painter Takumi Kama imagines what would happen if natural habitats were destroyed to the point where insects were forced to adapt to entirely urban environments. The “Hide-mushi” is a leaf insect Kama imagines would feed on and hide amongst Japanese currency. The “Comi-mushi” is similarly imagined as taking on the patterns of comic strips in bookstores and convenience stores. #Love it!

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Buttons from Liam Vella: Artist
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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

- J.R.R Tolkien

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Mwahahahahahahahahahahahah It’s finished! All I need is Bonnie and Chica to top it all off!~

I’m planning look for some more cardboard in the garage, and if I find any good pieces, I may make Pirates’ Cove

Kyungah Ham aka 함경아 (Korean, b. 1966, South Korea) - Chandeliers for Five Cities, 2016.  A work of meticulous embroidery by proxy, Chandeliers represents 1,800 hours of weaving work on the part of North Korean women with whom Ham corresponded via a middleman. North Korean Hand Embroidery, Silk Threads on Cotton, Wooden Frame.

Summertime and the knitting is easy…

Hello!

The sun is shining here (however temporarily) and I have a holiday on the horizon which means I need to sort out my holiday knitting!

I have a few ideas, and perhaps you are making similar plans right now. There are a few requirements for my holiday knitting: portability, large sections of easily memorised pattern or stocking stitch, and I like ’em relatively small and accessory sized.

If you are in need of a little inspiration, here are a few I make earlier:

Lakelet

Veil of Leithen

Desert Blooms

Naloa

Little Wing

Angelus Novus shawl

I would love to hear what you will be be knitting! What makes a good holiday knit for you?

Happy knitting,

Rx