Thursday, September 27, 2012


Triton fell in love with a fairy snail and moved with her into the forest. To keep him from getting homesick she made him a lighthouse.

Triton. Snail #98

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Work in progress

This will be a Snailgonfly. Yesterday I made 4 inch dragonfly wings for her but decided to remake them. I am trying out different wing techniques. Some of you will know how it is..... you do something and see how you would do it differently in the process. That is what happened. So until I make new ones she will remain a work in progress.


The 100th snail will be completed soon. I decided to start the celebration giveaway on my birthday. Wednesday, October 24th and let it run until Sunday the 28th. Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

the doctors (snails)

With these 3 doctor snails I have now completed 96 snails since August 2011. The 100th snail made will be the one I give away right here on my blog. It will not be too much longer.

the doctors

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012



This Mersnail is the 91st snail that I have made in the past 13 months. I was asked not to show the next 5 because they were ordered to be given away as Christmas presents. When I reach 100 snails made I am planning to celebrate by having a giveaway right here on my blog.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dirt Tank still going

I have not posted an aquarium update since March. If you click the "aquarium" label on the post or in the side column of this blog you will see I originally set up this 29 gallon dirt tank as an experiment in November of last year.

DT update September 2012

DT update March 2012
March 2012

As you can see some of the plants did better than others. I think this is because some needed higher light. My plans are to replace the top of the tank with a glass one so I can add a 2nd T-5 strip light. I know that if I do that I will need to add more plants because I am starting to get algae now. I did order some Amano shrimp for this tank and another one today. They will take care of the algae. I had not added any foreground plants because I intended to put corydoras in this tank but have not had the time to get around to it. I do not have a local fish store, at least not one I will buy from, so I have to either make the time to drive down to Alabama or order some online. I used to raise and breed albino corydoras but I want to try a different cory.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

evolution of technique and style

If you watch any artist or crafter over time you will see their work change and evolve. I hope that mine has changed for the better. I think we all wish for that when it comes to our work.

blue eyes
August 2011

September 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

87 snails completed

This was the 87th snail that I have made since I began making them in August of last year.

Snail Law Enforcement

Monday I had to stop taking custom orders for them because they started coming in like crazy. I'm still not sure what happened. Got a lot of orders all at once totaling 17 snails. I am half way through that list now.
I am planning to have a giveaway once I reach 100 snails made. That will be happening very soon right here on my blog.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Arlen the snaelf

Arlen is a sweet and friendly little elf snail. The faux stone planter is permanently attached and contains a live air plant. I do not have any heat packs so he will only be available until it gets too cold to ship. He is available in my etsy shop.


Monday, September 3, 2012


It is hard to capture a photograph of a ninja. Even a ninja that is a snail. They are very fast and tend to stay out of sight.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

the dochtúir

He was not there and then he was. Who is he? He claims he is the dochtúir.