Tuesday, September 20, 2011


This is my new hairless rat, Lottie. I love her so so so so sooooo much!

Lottie helping Alex with his homework.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

only quiet

My second attempt at mouse taxidermy...this one turned out sort of acceptable, but some of the fur fell out, hence, the repose stance. She wasn't supposed to look so sad...though, maybe it works.

Friday, August 26, 2011

crow and platter

This crow was a victim of a car crash. This one was definitely a challenge; a very messy job, but I'm happy at the way the end result turned out.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

tricky pelican



Alex and I found these pelican bones on a beach in Ventura, CA. We had to dig a bit, but the end result's made me thus far very happy! Although, I'm pretty near sure that the order of vertebrae/positioning is off...but, for a first try, I am trying to convince myself that this is acceptable.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Started taking photos (techniques via Cosette) with my crappy old digital camera, although, I like the faked quality. I am pleased.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Working on some new ideas and such for the summer - and I've got a long one ahead of me. Being that it's so hot outside lately, I'll be forced to stay in doors, therefore, being forced to indulge and frolic in paint, taxidermy, and crafts! I think I'll retire early.

This isn't near being completed yet...and this is only about half of the canvas so far.

A little idea about a little rabbit being buried.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

this crow

Completed taxidermy crow. Many, many, many aspects that need improving on...looking forward to smaller birds after this feat.

Friday, May 27, 2011


The above and following are works I have finished during my first quarter at CSUSB. The first is Dove, rendered on canvas with acrylic paint.

Rabbits: painted in acrylic on the lining of a rabbit fur stole. It was difficult getting used to the texture, but for me, it paid off. I'll be submitting this to the student show - wish me luck!

Just a close up...

Swarm: I don't know the exact measurements of the canvas used here, but the horse head is right about life-sized. The gestural lines were made with Black India Ink. This was also (and I should mention) a performance piece. I played Flight of the Bumblebee while wearing bug-vision goggles to start this off...the horse head and the little flies came later.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

lucky day

Found this crow who was victim to a car crash in Yucaipa. I already taxidermied him or her and that was a challenge of sorts. I wasn't expecting so much work after working on parakeets! I'll post pictures soon of the completed crow. I can't wait.

Polyvore: I luv it.

my museum

This little guy is one of the newest additions to my collection. It's a deer skull found in the woods with some dried skin still attached! What a birthday present...