Saturday, March 17, 2018

Those Irish Snakes and Evolution

I offered you snakes, they've taken rather a devious route and still haven't got where I expected, but maybe next year... in fact the more I pulled out to use, the more got left out.
Ireland being an island, how did the snakes get to other lands?  Browsing through my stamp collection, it struck me... they had to be able to swim.  And I got side-tracked, as I wondered what St Francis, Patron Saint of Animals, would have said to St Patrick about his evicting them from their home.  I saw them on a cloud, harps set aside for The Debate.  The Muse insisted I deal with that first:
A super-thick chippie cloud, some stencils, Pebeo black mica mortar, snake-skin-looking papers die-cut, the Lamb of God refereeing.  St Francis was a line drawing image google found for me.
  Stampamania snake coiled at the bottom.  Like the wobbly eyes?

It occurred to me these guys were behind the Pearly Gates, and the right gate stamp had just come up from Artfull Crafts in Timaru (one of the few shops maintaining a street presence in NZ and a well-stocked online store just changing ownership this month).  And for pearliness, some bubble acetate to stamp on:
Typical of this whole project, great idea, didn't fit the cloud!  Ah well, it'll turn up somewhere some day.
But at last, The Muse let me get back to snakes, swimming away.
You'll never look at an octopus the same way again - all those snakes sharing a brain cavity, no wonder they're so smart - there are 8 brains co-operating in there!



Butter Side Down portuguese man o war, moray eel
Chocolate Baroque August undersea, steampunk funky fish set
Stencil Girl Jly/2014 Lets Get Cellular, L186 Coral, Jan'17 Club
Teesha Moore for the tiny tentacled beings
Heartfelt Creations Festive Gate
Cheery Lynn Lucy the Lamb
The only theme this month is Anything Goes Except Cute!!  And we really mean it - sweet, cute is, as always, OUT
Keep sharing your weird, your dark, your off-beat, 
your non-PC with us every month, with the linky for thIs month HERE:

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