I found a great chunk of fossil coral in my back yard here in Las Vegas! Since my neighborhood sits on an alluvial fan I’m sure it didn’t come from my yard, but it’s cool anyways! The elderly woman that lived in the house before us used all sorts of rocks (mostly boring) to landscape the yard. I found this one when I was pulling weeds
A customer appreciation photo with one of my Dunkleosteus plush! She is a very talented paleo-artist!
Made a school of Ammonites! Kind of starting to look like my tattoo in my sewing room, but a lot more colorful. Also, my tumblr just turned 2 today! :D
Made this for my friend Emmi! It is an unusual shrimp larva that just recently was linked to its adult counterpart. She was on an expedition that actually scooped one of these guys up in their nets! This is not an extinct creature like my usual plush creations, but it is an awesome sea creature!! And sea creatures make me happy.
I just turned 30 on November 4th and decided to celebrate by getting one of the nerdiest tattoos ever! As you can see I now have an awesomely permanent tribute to my love of invertebrate paleontology on my shoulder/neck. I love everything about it from the crinoid itself to the little trilobite on its stem AND of course the school of ammonites that are being tossed around in the current.
Made another squishy version of a cool prehistoric shark! Stethacanthus. Couldn’t exactly make it have prickles with basic fleece as my material, but it works.
I have donated two plush to Princeton University’s event ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. Fittingly it is the Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur that have their epic battle in the book. My name (PaleoGirl Crafts) is even on the bottom of the poster in the tiny font!
This should be a great event so anyone in the area should check it out!
Stained glass triolobite window panel by trilobiteglassworks
Check out a friend of mine’s beautifully nerdy stained glass work!!
Made myself a nerdy infinity scarf. I made some stencils and hand painted each individual fossil onto the fabric. There are two different versions of gastropods, 2 different kinds of brachiopods and an archimedes bryozoan :D A bit of a stretch to find them all in one fossil bed, but it was just one of those ideas I got in my head that wouldn’t go away until I made it.
Lystrosaurus plush! After the Xmas rush I was finally able to take a little breather from custom orders and make something that I’ve wanted to make for a little while now. I remember being in my Evolution of the Earth class once upon a time and learning about Lystrosaurus fossil distribution helping confirm the existence of Pangea. I also love when the Lystrosaurus knocks into the camera in the BBC’s Walking with Monsters. I’m a sucker for a clumsy mammal-like reptile.