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starlawill
« on: March 20, 2008 11:15:44 AM »

so i got this idea one night when i couldn't sleep and i was finally able to get it together and make it.
i wanted to make something where it looks like a bird is hatching. but all you see is the legs coming out of the shell, not the bird itself. the idea is that you see the shell, and imagine what the bird might look like based on the design on the shell. so here's my first in hopefully a series:



i'm also giving each one it's own scientific latin name. that's what's in the label on the block. i found a scientific name generator so i have it generate a name, then i take some descriptive words about the particular hatchling and translate them to latin and change up the generated name with that.
i'm having loads of fun with this!!
hope you like!  Grin

UPDATE:
here's the latest one finished

Orbiselanguis Longirutilus



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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008 11:30:43 AM »

I really like this idea.  I would be interesting to see what you could do with other animals hatching out of eggs with only their legs showing, eg, dog, cow, elephant, etc.  Very neat.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008 11:31:19 AM »

Very cool!  Are those painted eyelets on the second one?  Especially love that you're assigning them scientific names and "mounting" them for display.  Hope you'll continue to post as the collection grows.
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shelleibean
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008 11:31:31 AM »

i really like this! i want one to look over my desk.  where is ther scientific name generator?
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starlawill
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008 11:35:27 AM »

thanks guys!
i LOVE the idea of using other animals too! hmmm...
the second one is actually perler beads i baked in the oven to flatten. then i glued them on and painted them.

here's the name generator i use:

http://www.geocities.com/tailspropro/sciname.html
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kcartwright856
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008 11:39:24 AM »

OMIGOSH! I love this idea!  Shocked
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FairyWings
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008 11:39:42 AM »

too cute!
 it actually reminds me of soemthing but i just can't put my finger on it.  maybe it was from an old cartoon or something.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008 11:41:37 AM »

I like who zany/creative/fun/offbeat these are.

I second the good idea to think of other bizzare hatchlings - maybe since they have made-up names and made-up shells, they could have made-up legs!

Very cool!
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starlawill
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008 11:49:05 AM »

I like who zany/creative/fun/offbeat these are.

I second the good idea to think of other bizzare hatchlings - maybe since they have made-up names and made-up shells, they could have made-up legs!

Very cool!

 Cheesy yeah that is funny! i'm seriously loving that idea!
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moxie_d
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008 12:26:14 PM »

These are so great!
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