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Cora, victorian praying mantis

This is Cora and her pet rhino beetle, haven’t named him yet…. Got any suggestions?

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Ophelia, victorian praying mantis

This is Ophelia (I seem to want to name everything even remotely aquatic Ophelia). I suppose if praying mantises were aquatic in 1874 this might be what they’d look like.

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Pretty maids all in a row

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Lillian : Victorian Mantis Project

One of the completed Victorian Mantis paintings. Her name is Lillian and was painted for my husband who really loves his tiger lillies. I have submitted this image for inclusion in the “Antennae of Inspiration: The Insect Art Project” by … Continue reading

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Victorian Mantis Project : sketches and old frames

I’ve been playing with some different poses and styles and spending lots of time looking at old¬†daguerreotypes trying to figure out how those hairstyles were done! I have decided I really…. really like sausage curls. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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