I was doing a little research on bugs that live on your skin and hair follicles and came across this really amusing article originally published in National Geographic by Richard Conniff entitled ‘Body Beasts. No Man is an Island. He is an eco-system.’ The article is not only witty and engaging but creepy and fascinating too. Anyway, it got me thinking about how to these microscopic insects, we are like an entire planet or a universe and for the most part we are unaware of these inhabitants who rely on us for food, shelter, life and the critters are equally unaware of us. Them biting us is sort of like us plucking a flower. Imperceptible to something as large as the universe. Insignificant too. I’m not really going anywhere with this. It was just kind of fun to think about.
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I’m about to be really busy and am considering putting a call out there for guest comics or just simply taking a few weeks off. It’s hard to take time off though without feeling like I’m failing you guys in some way but I just might have to. I’ll let you know.
I want to share with you the work of one of my local crafty art pals. Her name is Coralette and she goes by ‘ the Crafty Hag’ and well, I think she is pretty awesome. There’s a few of us weirdo artists here in St. Pete that seem to have a similar sense of humor in conjuring up little characters and art subjects. I was looking at the Crafty Hag website and found myself giggling at pieces like ‘ Mythical Beet Man – original ink wash drawing’. Not only is her work fun and original but her prices are totally affordable. Where else are you going to get a one-of-a-kind handmade painted plushie entitled ‘The Broccoli Tri-Clops Monster That Ate Brooklyn’ for under 30 bucks or a ‘Mr. Pumpkin Man Chases Naughty Black Cat’ original linocut for ten? Nowhere! Check out the Crafty Hag on Etsy for more amusing art goodness!
So long as my head doesn’t explode, I’ll see you all next week! Haiku away 🙂