This big fella is on the postcard, and I showed some progress shots way back when I was painting him, but I figured maybe this would be a good time for some more detailed views of him. I’ve gotten kind of fond of my little buddy here.
No surprise, he’s heading for the Dubious Beasts: Symbiosis show in Cannon Beach next weekend.
(If you want to get a peek at what’s up with the other half of the DB:S show, here’s a nice piece about Shing at WonderCon!)
Godzilla - Our best looks so far
So I went back to the abandoned duck warehouse today
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
every night she rubs cream on my scars and tells me how handsome i am… i couldn’t ask for a better partner in life. you make me feel like the luckiest boi alive.
"Don’t take a good woman for granted. Someday, Someone will come along and appreciate what you didn’t"
NEW SNAKE DAY! Gotta love new snake day. This little boy is our new western hognose snake. He’s 100% het anery/axanthic and he’s the first step towards producing some gorgeous anery/axanthic hognose snakes. My husband loves monochromatic snakes, so we decided this would be one of our first hoggie projects. I like the way axanthic hogs look more than axanthic ball pythons. These guys stay truly grayscale, where I feel that the balls turn kind of brownish as they grow. Now I just need to find a 100% het anery/axanthic female and I’ll be all set. Haven’t found one yet that’s not sold only as a pair. But hoggies will be hatching soon and I have no doubt I’ll find what I’m looking for. I’ll also be keeping my eyes peeled for extreme red albinos in hopes of starting a pair of those this year for future breeding.
But this guy has been named Raiju (we’re naming all the normal hogs after Pacific Rim kaiju) and he’s a nice healthy looking snake. He showed up in blue (I mean in shed, not his blue carefresh), so I didn’t take too many pics today. I’ll get more once he sheds. He’s a cute little patoot and I can’t wait to get to know him. Welcome to the family, Raiju!