Also called puffers, blowfish, bubble fish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, toadies, honey toads, sugar toads and sea squab, this is quite possibly the animal with the largest amount of names. They are also the 2nd most poisonous vertebrates in the world. These fish inflate when frightened. Hence the multiple names referencing their bulbous nature.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Rolling Stone (ˈrōliNG stōn)
A number of years ago my oldest daughter was asking for a pet. I do not remember what she wanted at that time. I do remember my answer. “the best pet is a pet rock. You should get a pet rock.”
That year for Christmas she got me a pet rock. She had painted a bow tie on it and adhered some pipe cleaning glasses to it. I loved it!
She now has a cat.
I also like what Joseph Smith said about himself in relation to a rolling stone: “I am like a huge, rough stone rolling down from a high mountain; and the only polishing I get is when some corner gets rubbed off by coming in contact with something else, striking with accelerated force against religious bigotry, priest-craft, lawyer-craft, doctor-craft, lying editors, suborned judges and jurors, and the authority of perjured executives, backed by mobs, blasphemers, licentious and corrupt men and women—all hell knocking off a corner here and a corner there. Thus I will become a smooth and polished shaft in the quiver of the Almighty.”
Although, I have not gone through nearly as much as he has, I still feel this way.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Probllama (präb ˈlämə)
I love chimeras. This is one I came up with during a discussion in class last year. The Probllama has the head, neck and four hooves of a llama and the wings and back end of a duck. In the initial conception the duck legs were in the front. After working on it for a while I realized it would be more humorous to have them on the back end.
I am working on a back story for this mismatch.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Unillama (ˈyo͞onə ˈlämə)
In researching the unillama, I discovered that most people refer to this creature as the llamacorn. This was a term i just couldn't agree with. It sounds like something to do with a foot problem, so I renamed it the unillama. This is a rare magical llama that exists only in the high Andes. It is highly sought after for its colorful fur which changes color based on your mood and naturally adapts to any temperature.
in reality, if you stick a unicorn horn on anything it can make it cool. Of course, llamas were already cool.
Friday, January 29, 2016
This domesticated animal originates from the Andes. It is a member of the camel family. They are known to spit at each other to solve misunderstandings within the heard.
Llamas are just fun to draw.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
The kakapo is a large flightless parrot found in New Zealand. It is also called the owl parrot. They are on the critically endangered list with only 124 known left to alive today. There is a strong push to save this bird which is threatened mostly by non native predators in New Zealand. New Zealand's department of Conservation has been relocating the Kakapo to refuge islands.