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Art by Allison Julien

Jellyfish are beautiful. Scary. But beautiful. Natural works of art. No one I know appreciates this more than the artist Allison Julien. She captures their delicate, beautiful forms and adds a touch of whimsy.

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“Jellyfish Dreams” 

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“Jellyfish Salesman” (This is my favorite)

She also captures other, less appreciated natural wonders and presents a sense of mythology and mystery.

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“Scarab”

Prints of Allison’s works can be found and purchased at https://society6.com/ajulieninks

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Book of the Month: Frog Alphabet Book

*Featured Image: Frog Alphabet by Fruitful Designs

This month’s book of the month falls under the category of both art and book- it is one of Jerry Pallota’s Alphabet book series , illustrated by Ralph Masiello: “The Frog Alphabet Book.” This book is impressive, not only in artistic design, but in educational value. It uses specific species to represent letters of he alphabet and gives fun facts about each one. While it should be called the amphibian alphabet book (it uses newts, salamanders, and even caecilians), I like that it uses more than just frogs. As an aspiring herpetologist when I was a child, I would have LOVED this book. As an adult, and a herpetologist, I LOVE this book. Truly something all ages can enjoy.

 

Bottom line… “The Frog Alphabet Book” is awesome, for adults and kids  (this is coming from an adult who has no children, so take that as you will). I recommend it.

 

 

 

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Joanna the Goanna getup

Let’s talk about Joanna the Goanna. Maybe some of you have never seen The Rescuers Down Under (laughable, but possible). Maybe it’s been a while since you saw it and you forgot the best character’s name. Because, really, the character that matters most in that movie… is Joanna the Goanna. Joanna is the side kick who is really rather abused by her evil poacher owner, Percival C. McLeach. I always felt pretty bad for her, honestly. He is super mean to her. I always wanted her to switch sides in the end. But, whatever, she steals the show and totally makes that movie.

Apparently people who like fashion agree. It’s been a thing for a while to make modern outfits on polyvore that represent Disney characters. Of course it started with the princesses, but then went to villains. Side kicks have made it into the mix. Joanna has not one, but FOUR, awesome outfits. And they are amazing. Three of them even feature eggs, which cracks me up (watch the movie, you’ll get it).

 

 

Outfits can all be found at polyvore:

Blue Dress set Here

Green dress set Here

T-shirt set Here

Pink shirt set Here

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Guys… guys… These.

The bad news is I have been out of commission for a while, and I apologize. The good news is, I am one month away from FINISHING MY PHD! YAY! So I should be able to post things more regularly again. Hooray for all caudate, art, and weird animal fans.

As an apology, enjoy these amazing Toothless/ Night Fury sculptures.

If you feel the need to own one of these amazing works of art (as I do…), they can be found here: Demiurgus Dreams Etsy Shop

 

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Creepy Anthropomorphic Ads….

Anthropomorphic animals can be adorable and Disney-like. They can also be super awesome like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They can also be kinda creepy.

These ads are … awesome. And a bit creepy. It’s clear they are going for creepy. And that’s awesome. I am going to stop before I just start saying awesome creepy, creepy awesome over and over again. Enjoy these creep-awesome ads for Uranium Denim.

 

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Unken pose art!

I found this SUPER AMAZING print of a firebelly newt doing an unken pose:

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Unken reflex!!

and it led me to the Etsy shop Oni Oni Oni Art by SAG. Go check it out for art like these adorable works below!! I want them all… OOO, I think I have a frame that will fit all of them…