The most important thing I learned is how long and difficult it is to create a fine work of taxidermy. It is not for the squeamish either. There were a few times in my tiny piece where I had to disassociate for a minute to take the next step.
If you've been interested in taxidermy, but can't quite get past the notion of having a dead animal in your house I've got a solution for you. Beth Hart makes faux taxidermy pieces that are delightful. Her shop is called Floozey and it's filled with organs and bones made of felt. Yep, pretty cool.
|Half Mouse- Half Skeleton|
|Two-headed Pug Skeleton|
|Be Antisocial With Me Anatomical Heart|
And now for a service announcement:
In case you haven't noticed, tomorrow is the beginning of what I call the Thirteen Days of Halloween. It's time to get serious, put down your scissors, and start enjoying our favorite holiday. As part of my celebration, I'll be posting everyday- that means Saturdays and Sundays too- till Halloween with the things that inspire me. You'll also gets lots of photos of my collection and decor.
Here we go!!