When a mini garden is done right, the plants feel grown in, not stuffed in, as if they have adapted to each other’s shape. This feeling is partially an illusion based on the care given to the initial positioning, but there is so much more to it. These are time based sculptures, so we think ahead, drawing on deep experiential knowledge of the differing habits, light responses, and growth rates. Lastly, we prune, pull and adapt as needed. Nothing is ever finished, but rather meticulously “caretaken”. By attending to these details, you set up the garden to grow into a pleasing, symbiotic whole.
Mini garden by Jon Schwark
Pottery by Conrad Gendron
a fusion of my serpentine and @deer-head-xiris‘s black/red opal! i really just felt like drawing something, and fusions are my FAVORITE 8^y i’d like to think kambaba has an ABSURD ego and superiority complex. (sips voice) look out
A very energetic and fruit obsessed fusion, which contain a perfect balance of traits of both gems. Despite their friendly appeal, they’re highly toxic and won’t hesitate to bite anyone that pissed them off.
Newt Scamander: “What, you fought in the war?”
Jacob Kowalski: “Of course I fought in the war, everyone fought in the war – you didn’t fight in the war?”
Newt Scamander: “I worked mostly with dragons, Ukrainian Ironbellies – Eastern Front.”
Aka Newt secretly being a dragon tamer in the war is canon and you’ll have to pry that fact from my cold dead hands
Jay likes fusing cause he feels like he’s powerful and part of something
great. He doesn’t fuse very often though, so he’s sad.
Bonus couple of things in this picture. Serpentine and similar monsters are just corrupted gems. Also,
the ninja usually refer to the others as their gem names out of habit,
but try to use the human names as much as possible around Lloyd, like
how parents call each other mom and dad around kids. Jay tried to get
the nickname BT (Blue Topaz) picked up, but the only one who really uses
it is Lloyd.