See—I’m still doin stuff! These bones are all in various stages of clean-ness. Other than messing with bones I’ve been puttering around doing prep work for the kid’s workshop at an xmas event. Been doing the kid’s workshop with my mom for 8? 9? years. Thinking this will be the last year.
A closeup of my mounted raccoon. You can see the rough bits on his eyelids and the rebuilt parts of his nose—I made several mistakes while prepping his skin.
Fun thing to draw: yourself beating up one of your demons. That one’s my fear of being judged. It’s a persistent fucking douche.
Bobcat! He was huge! He weighed 27 pounds. Haven’t named him yet.
The importance of grooming a taxidermy mount. The first picture shows Stinker after he’s been petted by a couple of people. The second picture is after I fixed his hair for the pictures. He looks really silly with his fur all smoothed out.
Hi I met you at Bubonicon :) I have 2 rooster heads in my freezer that I want to get the skulls from I dont really want anything else off of it I just want to bones. What would be the best way of going about that? thank you so much!
I threw this together real quick so I hope it helps! You can find some information on maceration here.
Thaw out the heads.
About bug/nature cleaning—if you wait until spring/summer for bug cleaning you can just keep the heads frozen or dry them out (remove the brains if drying). DO NOT PUT THEM IN BORAX. Borax kills bugs.
The first coyote I ever mounted (and the second I ever skinned)! I like his pale face even though a lot of people seem to find it weird. I wish I’d groomed his fur a bit better before taking the pictures but all I had was a little comb. Named him Stinker 10.
I’d like to take a minute to gush over my new buddy! Been wanting one of Miss Monster’s dolls for a while and when I saw Ydwallo I thought to myself “That’s the one! That’s him!” I felt bad (past tense HAHA) about spending all that money but oh man I’m so in love with this doll. He’s so adorable and pretty and mischievous looking. He was extremely well packaged and came with a fancy wood tag and a cute drawing on a paper tag (and of course his scarf). ♥♥ I just hope I’m pronouncing his name correctly. Pfft.