We have the ever present coyotes. There is a family of skunks, a mama and approximately 8 babies, living nearby. There are foxes and rabbits and even a fisher cat in my area. The other day I disturbed a garter snake with a half swallowed toad in its mouth. I have hawks for neighbors and crows that keep up a raucous chorus in the woods behind my house. Bald eagles nest Within 10 miles of my home. And salamanders live under the rocks next to the brook which runs next to my house. Toads and frogs can often be spotted hopping across my lawn, especially when I'm out mowing the grass.
I get to watch Nature's creatures on a daily basis, so it's no wonder that I picked some of these creatures as the topic for this week's Polymer Clay Smooshers blog roll topic.
The Smooshers are a guild of talented artists on Art Fire. Their works include jewelry, home decor and sculptures. I've chosen a few pieces from their shops to feature having to do with our current topic.
These Butterfly Focal Beads from Kimis-From-The-Heart are wonderfully intricate, and beautiful to boot.
The Worry Worms Desk Ornament by Creation In Clay will share the burden of your worries while, at the same time, making you smile.
This Graduate Owl Ornament from Amy Crawley would be the perfect gift in this graduation season.
The Bird Tile Earrings by Amazing Designs are a true work of art.
I had to add these Military Macaw Earrings from Wyvern Daesigns because they are one of my favorite creations in my shop.