Category Archives: Art

Living With Cricket King Cake

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 and New Orleans prepared. The festival features parades with floats, music and exotic cuisine. A Mardi Gras favorite is king cake with its traditional purple, gold and green sprinkles. This year (2017) the … Continue reading

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Living With Nature Drawings

The printing press made images widely available to the public in the 17th century. Drawings of animals were popular, especially those that accurately captured details of insect life history. Drawings such as the one at left convey information about lifecycle, … Continue reading

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Living With Insect Art

Artist Aganetha Dyck has been working with honeybees for 20 years. Her honeybee art involves placing objects in bee hives where they are covered with wax by the bees. Unfortunately, her exposure to bees has led to an allergy to … Continue reading

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Living With Museum Gags

With a display featuring insect biodiversity, the effect of hundreds of pinned specimens of insects can be overwhelming. Dedicated fans spend hours delighting in the details of each specimen. Some people will pass on after a short glance. Museum curators … Continue reading

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Living With Insect Folk Art

John Hampson was an Englishman who immigrated to America in 1860. He worked at a variety of jobs in numerous locations eventually settling in Newark, NJ. During his lifetime, he developed a fascination with insects, collecting and preserving them. He … Continue reading

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Insect Calendars

2017 is a new year, which means fans of wall calendars will need a new one. The original wall calendars consisted of numbers: functional but boring. To differentiate their calendars, publishers began including photos and art work to appeal to … Continue reading

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Fleas Navidad

Santa and his reindeer had a meltdown this year due to the warmest arctic temperatures ever. While they patch things up, the Fleas are working as replacements. The sleigh is pulled by Cat Flea and driven by Flea, best known … Continue reading

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