It’s funny how your mind works. This week I’ve been taking a lot of long walks just before sunset and one evening I ran back home to grab my camera so I could snap some pics of these strange flowers. Later that night, I was doing some random sketches trying to decide what this week’s strip would be. In my doodles, was the large flower above and that led to the haiku idea, etc. The thing is I never made the connection that the carnivorous flowers were coming from the strange flowers I had photographed earlier. If I had half a brain I might have used them as reference shots. 😛
Anyway, I throught I’d post them here. The ones that grow in groupings are really odd. They only open up briefly and when they’re closed they look like flaccid monster bits, dozens of them hanging limp from this cactus that grows very tall and wraps itself around the trees. The other flower is stolen from my neighbor’s cactus and it blooms for about one day each year. It’s freaking enormous. I took a shot of it with my kitty for scale. That flower could easily bite my cat’s head off. O.o
In other news, I updated the GingerDead store with a new t-shirt design from the Death Play haiku strip. So, if you feel like buying stuff, go here. I’ve had a fair amount of sales over the last few weeks. If would love to see some pics of people posing in t-shirts and even post them on the site. If you’re camera shy you can chop your head off I suppose or carve a pumpkin head and wear that. That would be sweet!
(calan-@-GingerDead-dotcom is where to send stuff like photos or fan art or crazy stalker-like love letters.)
I know a lot of you have no clue what I’m talking about when I mention Second Life, but I’m going to mention it anyway. I wanted to be able to offer the t-design in SL as well, so I made a racing jacket, t-shirt and fingerless gloves using the same artwork. So if you are part of the metaverse your pixelated self can wear GingerDead threads too. SL is a pretty awesome creative outlet for me. Here’s the ad I did to give you an idea of what I’m talking about:
That’s all for now. Have a great week!
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