Is there a way to get my own ichimoth? I need one in my room at night to protect me (I'm usually scared of moths but ichimoth is too adorable to be scared of and I bet he can fight away the darkness for me :3c)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA UR A MOTH. THATS FUCKING ADORABLE. God. I bet your soft. Can I pet you? Or pat your head? Is that weird?? I like soft things. You should meet Felix. He's soft. You'd like him.
I love pets! Wow aren’t you excitable! You can pet my head and my cheek.
I painted this cecropia moth for my mom, because she has always loved them. I don’t remember when she first told me the story behind her affection for them, but it has always been one of my favourite stories of hers so I asked her if I could share it. (and she said yes of course, so here it is)
“The moths. I was 9 years old. I was looking at a beautiful copper cocoon at the back of the yard. The neighbor boy came up with a creepy grin on his face and ripped the cocoon off the branch and threw it on the ground and stomped on it. I was so angry. I wanted to hurt him, but he was much older than I was…and a lot bigger. I went home with my red tear stained face determined to do something.
That weekend I talked my little sisters and a couple of neighbor girls into walking to the grocery store and collecting as many cardboard boxes from behind the store as we could carry.
We took them home and started collecting cocoons. We canvassed the entire neighborhood and filled some of the smaller boxes with as many cocoons as we could find. The others tired after a couple of days but I kept going. I was determined to save as many of them as I could. I filled the boxes with the leaves and twigs that each cocoon was attached to…I reasoned that that must be what they preferred. I stacked the boxes in a shed in our backyard and put old screens on top. The shed was really only used in the summer, so they were safe.
I checked the boxes every day when the weather warmed. I remember so well
the day that I opened the door and the light from the doorway landed on a bright blue spot of color…It was like magic! I carefully took that small butterfly out of the shed on my finger and held him up so he could dry his wings in the sun. I waited. He finally flew off of my finger and up into the sky…pure joy!!
It happened again and again…more and more butterflies and moths that I took out into the sun and watched fly away.
My mother finally noticed that I was in and out of the shed every day and asked me what I was doing…so I told her. She just smiled at me and shook her head…"I have never heard of such a thing!"”
Hey everyone! I’m at Anthro New England this weekend! I happen to be seated right across from this fabulous felting duo known as @smallflock responsible for these amazing and adorable moth hairpins! The lunas are the largest, about 4-5 inches long, with many beautifully made smaller species which are all recognizable and expertly crafted. They make many other lovely things as well of all sizes and even do commission work! Please check out their wonderful art. I’m planning to get a rosy maple myself before the con is out. 😄