Using the words "ferret" and "photography" in the same instance should be treated the same as "matter" and "antimatter". It's a big deal when the two are associated. Not because ferret shots are the Holy Grail of photography or anything, but because it's nigh impossible to pull of half-decent shots of the wiggly bastards. I still attempt the impossible, though.

But hey, at least the antler and springbok pelt held still. 
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Zaphod wonders why the heck there's an antler and springbok pelt on the couch. Humans are weird.
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Oh, Lucy's coming to say hello.
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H-hi Lucy, that's close enough...
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Strike a pose.
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Man, check out that sweet antler. Oh I guess a ferret is in the shot too, huh, would'ja look at that.
 
 
Channeling my nature hippie today. Went for a photo-shoot with a good friend. These aren't what the main shoot was about, however, but let's just say that the main shoot isn't fitting for a PG-13 blog... ;) In the meantime, here's some shots I took in between. 
 
 
I won't bore you with the story of how my boyfriend and I* drove 14 hours down to Northern California and how I was still awfully sick after my 21st birthday's two crazy parties. And by crazy parties I mean "drinking everything put in front of me and getting a Toy Story sippy cup and going to see the new Studio Ghibli film". Still, it was enough to make me sick with something that should have been a 24-hour-bug but was drawn out into a 96-hour-fuck-you due to constant activity and crippling car rides. 
You know how I said I would't bore you with this story? Me, too. 

To sum things up, here's some photos. 
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Who's a pretty mountain? You are! Yoouuu aaaare! ♥
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My boyfriend's mom owns a pub in CA and I have to say, it's a very nice pub. I was completely baffled to find a nice lounge chair in the woman's bathroom. Opposite the chair was a huge dresser. My boyfriend's response to the chair was, "well yeah, it's a bar, hon. The chair is for your friend to hold your hair while you barf."
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The Mexican food was great, too. Very sculptable. The waitress really enjoyed my leftover angler fish.
That ex-burrito fish was the closest thing to art as I got on the trip. 
Okay well that's a lie, I also painted this. 
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I shall call you... Mantis Puppy.
I should also mention that I painted this to break in my brand new tablet! It's a Wacom Bamboo and generally fabulous. I've named him after my first painting, Mantis Puppy. My old tablet's name was Turtle Monster, so I'm just keeping with tradition, here. I mean of weird names for electronics, not naming them after the first painting I did with them. I don't think I've ever painted a turtle monster. 
My amazing friend Jennise bought it for me, because she's fabulous and also now lives in Michigan. Michigan better know how lucky it is. Else I'm gonna walk over and backhand that ungrateful oven-mitt-shaped state, mmm. No one sasses me. Or Mantis Puppy. (A back-hand from a mantis would be awful, come to think of it.)

What was I talking about again? Oh right, California. 
My boyfriend's mom's car almost got totaled by a tumble weed. 
A mother fucking tumble weed, you guys. I'm freaking out. 

I guess that just about wraps it up. Mantis Puppy is almost finished (needs more shading and maybe a T-bone steak) so you have that to look forward to, I guess. 



* My boyfriend and I = 90% my boyfriend
 
 
Attention readers. Today, your homework is to take a walk in the woods. Take photos of beautiful things. Try to imagine what birdsong would look like as a painting. Pretend you are an insect exploring a huge world. Absorb some much-needed Vitamin Sun. Attempt to describe the color green with only words. 
Here is an example of the assignment. 
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Class is now in session. ;) 
I just wanted to share some random beauty with you guys. These photos were taken in the greenbelt in my neighborhood. On either side is an elementary school and suburb, but I tried to not show them. I wanted to catch the ephemeral, simple beauty that this tiny stretch of woods has to offer. 
Next update will hopefully have some more art. Thanks for reading. ♥
 
 
I often take photos of weird or interesting things and keep a few on the memory card and upload them all at once. Here's some. :) 
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This watermelon is BEAUTIFUL! Look at those weird swirlies! My mom was cutting it up and took it in to show me. It's not altered at all, just pure, natural beauty. =D I love nature!
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These photos are a series taken once every day of the same pinecone. I picked it up one day on a walk in my neighborhood and since then it's expanded. I think it was the change in temperature from the colder outside to my room. I want to animate these images somehow, if anyone can, I'd love that! :D
Anyway, there's my little contribution to Earth Day. I love this day of the year because it sort of reminds everyone to be more friendly towards our planet. It's hard to keep up being environmentally conscious, but Earth Day reminds us to stay vigilant. At least it does for me.  
Heck, the way I see it, our planet is the only one we've got. At the rate we're consuming and growing, all of the usable materials will be gone soon. I'd like to preserve the planet so that future generations can enjoy the beauty it has to offer. Like the watermelon, or the pine cone. Simple things are beautiful, and the Earth excels at beauty.