Animals Everywhere!

I thought I’d share a few friends I’ve met this year. I’ve interacted with far more species than I had anticipated. But as I’ve always said…everyone is welcome in my booth as long as you have 4 legs or less!

This Cicada posed for a mugshot.

This Cicada posed for a mugshot.

We think his name is Gary the cicada. The thumb in the picture belongs to a 6’2” guy named Paul. So if you have never seen a cicada up close before, they are the size of a grown mans thumb & make weird noises. Yup….nature.

We think his name is Gary the cicada. The thumb in the picture belongs to a 6’2” guy named Paul. So if you have never seen a cicada up close before, they are the size of a grown mans thumb & make weird noises. Yup….nature.

This was very exciting for me. This is a sugar glider. Another artist had 4 in her super awesome star wars pouch. She said they can live for 20 years.

This was very exciting for me. This is a sugar glider. Another artist had 4 in her super awesome star wars pouch. She said they can live for 20 years.

This is the wildest of all the forest creatures. He was such a sweetheart. I can’t remember his name because his fantastic EWOK look was too much to compete with.

This is the wildest of all the forest creatures. He was such a sweetheart. I can’t remember his name because his fantastic EWOK look was too much to compete with.

TOO MANY LEGS!!!! This guy was about 3-4 inches long. Luckily he was outside of my tent, and after I told him he probably would be happier far faaaaaaaaar away from me, he left. Did I mention…..TOO MANY LEGS!!

TOO MANY LEGS!!!! This guy was about 3-4 inches long. Luckily he was outside of my tent, and after I told him he probably would be happier far faaaaaaaaar away from me, he left. Did I mention…..TOO MANY LEGS!!

Well this is what happens when you feed wild animals regularly…they get close & steal your Wheat Thins. I had to use 10 more wheat thins to progressively get him further & further away from the tent…he was wandering in & out of artist tents in the morning looking for food!!! I look at it like this: I paid him 11 Wheat thins for his amazing modelling fee!

Well this is what happens when you feed wild animals regularly…they get close & steal your Wheat Thins. I had to use 10 more wheat thins to progressively get him further & further away from the tent…he was wandering in & out of artist tents in the morning looking for food!!! I look at it like this: I paid him 11 Wheat thins for his amazing modelling fee!