I turned around this morning and was struck with how wonderful my studio is. I’ve worked to make it into a place of inspiration and wonder for the natural world…even when it’s kinda messy, like it is right now haha.
The first two photos are candid shots from this morning. I have books, specimens, and art supplies strewn about right now, and could certainly use some straightening up.
The second photo is an artsy arrangement from when I got my nautilus shell from @tylerthrasherart. What a stunning work of art, thank you so much. The hummingbird is an antique study (or cabinet) skin of a sapphire vented puffleg hummingbird. The skeleton sketch is of a pacific moonfish from digimorph.org.
Final shot is from last week as I worked on drawing birds and dinosaurs, which turned into a hybrid creature for an assignment. I’ll post that and more art soon, I’m so behind!! The study skin is a magnificent bird of paradise, not in the best shape, but not bad for being almost 150 years old!