24 November 2013

Stamford Gardens Mural Project - Progress!

The weather has been quite kind to me, so I was able to paint quite a lot of the wall at Stamford Gardens, Leamington Spa.

From the other day

And this is today's work. The texture of the wall is really horrible, and I have to dab the paint on. Oh my arms!!!!!!!!! 

17 November 2013

What a weekend!

I had a brilliant time at Butterfly Conservation AGM on Saturday! It's always nice to see & talk to people who share the same interest.  I just love seeing people's faces when they see their favourite moths (or trying to decide!) at my stall. 

Today, I went to a small park in Leamington Spa, and started on another mural project. It's a commission from Warwick District Council. The preparation work for the wall was completed last week, just in time for yet more cold & wet days.  As the weather was going to be ok today, I decided to just do it! 

It's a proper blank canvas and SO MUCH TALLER than I remembered.......!! 

This is as much as I could do - my arms are officially shut down. 

This is what it'll look like...roughly. 

It's going to rain tomorrow, so I hope that the paint will dry super quickly.................!





12 November 2013

New product - Monarch!

"Development of Monarch Butterfly" brooch!

Caterpillar Cuff Links

And some micro moth badges.

04 November 2013

New species

I have been busy making more species for Butterfly Conservation AGM. 
Now I have over 70 species in total. 

Framed "Fake" Camberwell Beauty

New species: Beautiful snout, Old lady, Chimney sweeper, Mother Shipton, Dotted chestnut, Puss moth, Fisher's estuarine moth, Clouded buff, Maiden's blush, Purple cloud, Beautiful marbled, Pease blossom, White prominent and White Plume moth! 


27 September 2013

Framed Kentish Glory, and other moth!

"Fake Moth Collection" part 2!!
Kentish Glory

And I've been busy making MORE species of moth. Hopefully I'll have a good range by November, when Butterfly Conservation's AGM is held! (Yes, I'll have a stall there!).

New species: Pebble hook-tip, Black arches, Dusky scalloped oak, Swallow-tailed moth, Jersey tiger, Wood tiger, The Lappet, Peach blossom, Oleander Hawkmoth, Bird's wing, Blotched emerald, Alder Kitten, Pinion-spotted pug, and Acleris emargana (micro!!!)

蛾の標本 第二弾、ケンティッシュグローリー。日本にはいない蛾のようです。


30 August 2013

Cats, dinosaur, wedding, etc.

I've been busy working on some commissions, as well as making things for pure enjoyment.

1. I made new cat badges for Bengal Cat World who's been selling my stuff at their online shop. 

2. Another friends of mine got married, so I made them a "Wedding Miniature". 
I do a lot of research & thinking when I make those miniatures, so I can highlight the most memorable items on their special day. I love making them though.

3. An exciting commission - dinosaur's foot replicate!!
It's supposed to be a foot of Utahraptor ostrommaysorum (I can't even pronounce this). 
I've never done dinosaur's foot, but I made quite a lot of clay figures in the past, so I had no problem. It was in fact, very enjoyable. 

Hmm, I can never get bored with my work!!! 



31 July 2013

Oleander Hawk moth

Maybe a little bigger than the real moth, but this one is only a trial.

This is my new project - fake moth collection! 

Please see Insects for sale page.