Natalie's Art House
sashiem:

Continuing to work on the book and getting the pages done bit by bit. The next two weeks are going to be a frenzy and despite how the chemotherapy makes me feel I am just going to chain myself to the desk in my hospital room ( Thank goodness there is one!) and get this all done! Then I plan on resting over Christmas and doing simple character designs and some hand drawn illustrations as I am really missing it at the moment.This illustration represents the loneliness felt that she cannot run and jump like the others, as when she tries she falls or he mechanism runs out. More soon!

sashiem:

Continuing to work on the book and getting the pages done bit by bit. The next two weeks are going to be a frenzy and despite how the chemotherapy makes me feel I am just going to chain myself to the desk in my hospital room ( Thank goodness there is one!) and get this all done! Then I plan on resting over Christmas and doing simple character designs and some hand drawn illustrations as I am really missing it at the moment.

This illustration represents the loneliness felt that she cannot run and jump like the others, as when she tries she falls or he mechanism runs out. More soon!

archiemcphee:

These beautiful moths and butterflies look like they’re ready to flutter up and away, but they won’t be doing so because they’re wonderful textile sculptures painstakingly created by North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita. She sews, embroiders and stitches all sorts of multi-colored fabrics to create these oversized insects, which measure nearly a foot wide. She also adds painted details along with feathers and artificial fur. With great care Okita has achieved an awesome balance between astonishing realism and fanciful invention.

Click here to view more of Yumi Okita’s gorgeous textile insect sculptures.

[via Colossal and Demilked]

watership down ◆ prologue part III

"My friend," said Frith, "have you seen El-ahrairah? For I wish to give him a gift."

"No, I have not seen him."

So, Frith said, “Come out, and I will bless you instead.”

"No, I cannot. I am busy. The fox and weasel are coming. If you want to bless me, you will have to bless my bottom. "

"Very well. Be it so."

And El-ahrairah’s tail grew shining white, and it flashed like a star, and his back legs grew long and powerful. He tore across the hill faster than any creature in the world.

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies. And whenever they catch you, they will kill you…But first, they must catch you…digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warren. Be cunning and full of tricks…and your people will never be destroyed."