An Unnatural Union

The art of Kelly Gamache

I repainted a bookcase today and moved it into my room so all my books finally have homes again!

…there’s room for more books now.

crazycritterlife:

Sitting in the vet’s office with Ollie yesterday morning.

crazycritterlife:

Sitting in the vet’s office with Ollie yesterday morning.

(via raptorwing)

condenasttraveler:

The Great East African Safari Experience
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Origami Brachiosaurus Skeleton

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Origami Brachiosaurus Skeleton

(via dinodinokins)

Today’s question: how wide is a Utahraptor’s skull??

Anonymous said: Kelly--sorry I can't help with the cadual vertebrae, but I have a quick note on the position of the hands. They should be oriented palms facing--clapping, rather than bunny-hands, to use a simplification. Last I checked, dromaeosaurs couldn't pronate their hands. Good work, though!

Thank you anon!

I actually remember considering this when I first started and I don’t know why I ultimately decided to use the bunny-hands. Probably something to do with my fondness for Jurassic Park and its lies…but you’re right, I will have to rethink that positioning.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that your comment led me to a brief article called Theropods are Clappers, not Slappers. Which made me laugh more than it probably should have.

If anyone else has sciency anatomical knowledge of theropods, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I want to be as scientifically accurate as I can and would appreciate any crit or expertise. Bird knowledge also helpful.

Utahraptor sculpture update! Haven’t had any time to work on this in months but I want to work on it every day.

If anyone has anatomical research on theropod breastbones or raptor caudal vertebrae PLEASE HELP.

dailybirdbeast:

New Caledonia Kagu.
(Suggested by radiantglyph)

dailybirdbeast:

New Caledonia Kagu.

(Suggested by radiantglyph)

This is weird but I finally upgraded from a flip phone to a smart phone…photographer gets lost in filtered selfies.

So I came up with 30 fun book related questions. Feel free to send in some numbers. :)

1) If you could travel to one place you’ve read about in a book, what place would you visit and what book was it from?

2) If you could be best friends with an author, who would you choose and why?

3) Is there a quote from a book that has inspired you/changed the way you view things? If so, what is the quote?

4) If you could marry a fictional character, which would it be?

5) If you could take out a character from a book, who would you want to get rid of? Keep in mind getting rid of a character could change the story completely.

6) Have you ever read a book where you needed more answers and wanted to kill the author for leaving it so open ended? Or do you like that kind of book? What book was it?

7) If you could make sweet sweet love to a fictional character, with who would it be? Okay, that sounds really messed up, but whatever.

8) What’s the coolest name you have ever seen in a book? Would you name your offspring after said fictional character?

9) Who would you cast as the main characters of a movie adaptation of your favourite book?

10) What’s your favourite classic novel?

11) Can you anagram your favourite author’s name/the title of your favourite book?

12) What was your favorite picture book as a kid?

13) Do you buy your own books, borrow books from your friends or get them from the library?

14) Have you ever stolen insults from books and used them in real life situations? If so, how did that work out for you?

15) What’s your favourite insult from a book?

16) Have you ever tried writing a letter/ emailing an author? Did they reply?

17) Do you have a stack of books you need to read? How many are there?

18) How many books (approximately) do you own?

19) Are there any songs that make you think of certain books or scenes from books? If so, which songs/books?

20) Can you name 5 characters whose names start with the letter H off the top of your head? If so, prove it.

21) Do you like the idea of e-readers/kobos/whatever they’re called or would you rather have the physical book in your hand?

22) Do you like new book smell? Old book smell? All book smell?

23) Do you sticky note passages/quotes?

24) Have you ever accidentally destroyed a book (Example:

Ran over it with your car) How about purposefully?

25) Which would you rather live without? Books or chocolate. Just kidding, that’s an impossible question.

26) Do you use actual bookmarks to mark your place? Receipts? Sticky notes? Or do you, heaven forbid, dog ear the pages?

27) What was the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone who lost/destroyed/got spaghetti on the pages of one of your books?

28) Have you ever used a book as a coster? How do you even spell that? You guys probably know what I’m talking about anyway.

29) What's your favourite book turned movie?

30) Have you ever finished a book that rendered you so emotionally unstable you couldn’t start another one for a few days?