Sunday, September 1, 2013

Adorable Art With Dead Things




IT'S BEAUTIFUL
We've often described our decorational scheme as Serial Killer Chique, largely because as paleontologists we are both inclined to think of bones as beautiful rather than icky. To make animal innards palatable decorational choices for our friends and guests, we've started to experiment with different craft techniques.


MOOSE TOOTH GLAMOR
What happens when a premolar makes sweet, elegant love to a bedazzler? To find out if Heaven truly does exist, Amy took two moose premolars and decorated them with rhinestones and golden paint, which as we all know is the equivalent of dunking them in a bucket labelled Luxury and then drying them off with a fan called Majesty. Here is the truly inspiring result:





ANTLER ARTISTRY
Meanwhile Meaghan channeled her creative energies and produced two gorgeous, color-drizzled lawn ornaments out of mule deer antlers. If you'd like to see the antler Lady Gaga would claim had fallen off of her own post-Art Pop head, or what happens when you condense all of Cher's formal dresses and pluck out the feathers, scroll down.

All antlers painted with Acrylics and Love.


GLITTER PAINTED SEA LIFE
Glitter paint is magical. It can take any regular object from Shitty to Holy Shit with just a dab of colorful sparkles. For Amy's going-away party, she decorated the backyard with Celebratory Colorful Crustaceans, Splendorous Sand Dollars, and Sensationally Sparkly Shells. Meaghan tried to help, dolloping some glitter on a non-marine animal's skull; good effort, though it didn't really fit the theme at the time. 

Adapted theme: Sparkle-tacular Sea Life (and Wonderful Weasels?)
 
In fact, these shells were so beautiful that we're considering wearing them on the blog. If only the templates on blogger were as rational as science we would put this beauty up, a seashell header Mary Anning would have undoubtedly loved (as we assume that she, like any rational human, probably was appreciative of sparkles).

A blog of science and sparkles.
Worry not, though, fair readers: no (seemingly endless, holy shit) amount of failure will discourage the Vengeance Team from true aesthetic realization, in reality OR on the internets. Though Blogger Templates may have the upper hand now, our determination will win out in the end - WE WILL NOT BE DEFEATED BY YOUR INCOMPREHENSIBLE ABILITY TO KEEP THE EDITS WE PUT INTO PLACE, BLOGGER! WE DIDN'T WATCH 8 MILE BUT WE ILLEGALLY DOWNLOADED IT AND FOUND IT VERY UPLIFTING, SO WE WILL PERSEVERE UNTIL OUR VICTORY! YOU MAY TAKE OUR LIVES* BUT YOU WILL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM+!



*this is really unlikely.
+yeah, that also wasn't really on the table.