Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm not usually too shocked by celebrity deaths, but Heath Ledger's really surprised me. It's a sad loss.

It seems pretty morbid to go into spooky links right after that, so we'll ease into it with some friendly cryptozoology news: if you're tall, live near Vancouver, and want to play the part of Quatchi the Sasquatch mascot during the Olympics, here's your chance! If you are short and live nowhere near Vancouver, like me, you may have to settle for making a cute little yeti out of paper.

If birds are more your things than sasquatches (sasquatchi?), you can now craft the birds seen in Hieronymous Bosch's paintings. I love the letter bird. There are also instructions on how to make a skull, which looks terribly difficult.

And speaking of bones and the like (see, I told you this was going to be a little morbid), I give you two women who are amazingly talented artisans. Polly Van Der Glas makes jewelry from hair, teeth and bones; Sarina Brewer does custom taxidermy and looks gorgeous while doing it, judging from her website.

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