Like my new brooch? Actually, it's not quite what you think, but close: It is a real tarantula... shell. Matt K's Mexican redknee tarantula molted over the weekend. (Yes, he keeps a spider at work. Locked up, thankfully, because I sit only steps away.) The shell is completely intact, like a duplicate spider. Even the fangs' casings remain on the shell. And while I find it beautiful & fascinating, my reaction to the real spider on me would be an authentic scream (vs the staged one here)
Tia is a very big spider. Mexican redknee tarantula to be exact. The shell she shed is huge... Imagine how big the newly-molted Tia is now! That's good, old-fashioned nightmare material.
I love drawing, telling stories, good friends, good food, traveling, animals, and discovering inspiration and adventure wherever I may be. I hike, run, Scuba dive, rock climb, snowboard... and take a lot of photos. Insatiable curiosity. Never miss an opportunity for fun. And I capture it all with my camera and my sketchbook, 'cause I'm a ninja like that.