Sunday, June 30, 2013

181: Nilgai


I've never heard of Nilgai before! So majestic-looking...

365 Days of Animals
181: Nilgai
Pen/Ink/Digital

180: Newt


The regenerating thing is bananas.

365 Days of Animals
180: Newt
Pen/Ink/Digital

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

178: Nautilus


These dudes are cool. Also, their shells are amazing

365 Days of Animals
178: Nautilus
Pen/Ink/Digital

New Plushies!



New plushies are up in the shop!  It's been a few years since I have made plush, but I have been meaning to bring a new line of them into the shop. I'm pretty excited about these and it's hard for me to pick my favorite. I like that they are kinda sad-faced; it makes them all the more huggable! 

They are printed digitally, via Spoonflower, and are stuffed/sewn with love here in Brooklyn. 




Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

176: Musk-ox


Hee, it looks like these guys are wearing hairpieces.

365 Days of Animals
176: Musk-ox
Pen/Ink/Digital

Monday, June 24, 2013

175: Kiang


Love the stripe down their back and their coloring. 

365 Days of Animals
175: Kiang
Pen/Ink/Digital

174: Muntjac


Their little teeth kill me; so cute! Also, I've never heard of these deer before. 

365 Days of Animals
174: Muntjac
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173: Mouse


Eeep!

365 Days of Animals
173: Mouse
Pen/Ink/Digital

Friday, June 21, 2013

Renegade Brooklyn!

Renegade Brooklyn is this weekend! I will be there with bells on (okay, I won't be wearing any bells, that would be annoying!)  Booth #79!

And a little sneak peek of some new things that will be debuting... (and that will be in my Etsy shop next week!)





172: Mourning Cloak Butterfly


So dramatic!

365 Days of Animals
172: Mourning Cloak Butterfly
Pen/Ink/Digital

171: Moose


I drove to Alaska once, from NY, and seeing Moose further up north totally boggled my mind. They are HUGE.

365 Days of Animals
171: Moose
Pen/Ink/Digital

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

169: Monarch Butterfly


That's a crazy long journey for such a 'lil guy!

365 Days of Animals
169: Monarch Butterfly
Pen/Ink/Digital

Thursday, June 13, 2013

164: Praying Mantis


These dude are pretty scary...ripping heads and limbs off their prey and mates!

365 Days of Animals
164: Praying Mantis
Pen/Ink/Digital

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

163: Mandrill Monkey



They look like they are wearing masks! And their butts make me laugh.

365 Days of Animals
163: Mandrill Monkey
Pen/Ink/Digital

Monday, June 10, 2013

161: Manatee


Didn't mean to make him look so grumpy...

365 Days of Animals
161: Manatee
Pen/Ink/Digital

Mushrooms Out of a Box


So I recently acquired one of these fun "Grow Mushrooms Right Out of this Box" kits and I decided to chronicle the daily growth of the Oyster Mushrooms. Holy cow, they grow so fast! Seriously, nothing for the first 3ish days and BAM, there such a change from the morning to the evening in size. Once they started growing, I harvested them five days later! So much fun and they were super-delicious. After I harvested this batch, I soaked it again in water and turned it around and more are sprouting out from the backside.


First day of growth

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 4

Day 4

Day 5

Harvest

Turned into stirfry! 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

158: Lovebirds


Some Lovebirds for your end of the week! Happy Friday!
xoxo,
Michelle

365 Days of Animals
158: Lovebirds
Pen/Ink/Digital

Thursday, June 6, 2013

157: Lorikeet



Rainbow birds are my kinda birds!

**edit** WHOA. Look at their tongues! 

365 Days of Animals
157: Lorikeet
Pen/Ink/Digital

Homemade Pasta!



Nik and I received a KitchenAid Stand Mixer with the pasta-making attachments as a very super-generous wedding gift (I do have some posts about my wedding last month coming up in the next week or so! Waiting for official photos!)  recently, so you can imagine my excitement to dig in and play around with them. I went simple for the first time, using Vegan Dad's recipe for homemade pasta, and it worked wonderfully. Seriously, this was so easy. I thought it would be this time-consuming thing that should only be reserved for Sunday dinners or special occasions, but no, this was way easy. I took my time and it was still under 45 minutes, prolly half hour now that I know what I'm doing. Woo! I don't have a pasta drying rack, so I just laid them out on a tea towel and that worked fine. So pretty! I made a simple lemon-garlic-butter sauce and lightly sautéed some asparagus and scallions to mix in. Delicious.

I can't wait to try some flavored pastas, like spinach or sun-dried tomato. And lasagna!




Wednesday, June 5, 2013

156: Longhorn Cowfish



What funny little alien-fish. I mean, big fish! They seem like they would be little...

365 Days of Animals
156: Longhorn Cowfish
Pen/Ink/Digital

Father's Day Cards!

DRAGONS!

YETI! 

Father's Day is coming up (June 16th!) and I have a few new designs in the shop this year.  If you are within the U.S., order by the 8th to comfortably receive it in time.  (Last year's are in there too, if you fancy them more!)

xoxo,
Michelle

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

155: Lobster



Lobsters freak me out. It's the bite-y claws. In 4th grade science class, we each were assigned live crawfish, from the local lake, to observe or something, and mine always pinched me! I tended to let my partner do all the handling...

365 Days of Animals
155: Lobster
Pen/Ink/Digital