Myths & Metal: A Trip to see The Kelpies

“…When thowes dissolve the snawy hoord An’ float the jinglin’ icy boord Then, water-kelpies haunt the foord By your direction And ‘nighted trav’llers are allur’d To their destruction…” – Robert Burns “The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits), standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in…

My Pets: Praying Mantis Enclosure Build for Nebula

Gamora‘s empty enclosure has been sat on my shelf looking sad and empty for the past few weeks. I upgraded her to an Exo Terra because I wanted to constantly have life flourishing within this little enclosure… so… it’s time for a new enclosure upgrade!! This time round, I have decided to make the enclosure…

My Art: Puff the Magic Ratto

Puff the Magic Ratto sadly passed over the rainbow bridge, and I wanted to honour my sweet fluffball in an illustrated portrait to heal the broken pawprints in my heart. You can read more about Puff in this blog post: Over the Rainbow Bridge: Puff the Magic Ratto Rats, and most rodents, have such short…

My Art: Gamora

  Gamora is my pet Praying Mantis. She is a Giant Rainforest Mantis – Hierodula majuscula. If you have not already seen it, pop back to my post all about the Midland Entomological Fayre and discover how Gamora came to be a part of the Fluffy Jellyfish family, and you can also check out here…