Hi! I'm Olivia, and I'm excited to be swapping ATCs again! I'm from California (USA). I love Nature and all it's creatures, and I am particularly drawn to those which are traditionally considered to be creepy. I love books, especially hardcover ones, and my favorite genres are horror, dark romanticism, gothic literature, and fantasy. I'm not too fond of bright colors or pastels, although they are occasionally appropriate. I adore scientific illustration style art, but I am open to all styles. Please no religion or politics.
carnivorous plants memento mori toads fungi scarab beetles ravens Princess Mononoke moths cabinet of curiosities museum specimens black cats rare or odd plants Nevermore Medusa Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind surrealism mummies wolfmen movie monsters bibliophilia/bibliomania John Muir
Well, I was hoping to get in a couple of claims back to back, but it seems that I've stalled the thread! Sorry folks! Shall I add more stuff? Not sure what else I like that'll be all that much different than what's already listed, but I'm also a literature fan and could go for an Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, or Ralph Waldo Emerson theme. John Muir too, although he was much more than just a writer.
Okay, fixed the picture! I went to great trouble to catch him so I could take a picture for you guys! Just about the hardest bug to catch, especially since I didn't want to just cup it in my hand. My husband swears one of these bit him once, although I seriously doubt it. 7 posts back!