Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Goddesses, bat caves, and crabs, oh my!

hand-drawn border

This envelope only begins to hint at the glories this letter holds. I warn you, this is going to be a seriously photo-heavy post.

Possibly my favorite part:

bat cave

The bat cave! Ah, a pen pal after my own heart... You gotta view this one large, folks. You have to see full size to appreciate the detail. The one in the bottom left corner is even going after an insect! Fabulous!

delicate tail

Then we have some wonderful illustrations to descriptions of hermit crabs.


I love that the crab is sighing.

horseshoe crab loves me!

Horseshoe crab loves me!

faint ghost bat

... a ghostly corner bat ...

She also sent an awesome bonus sketch of Kali, in response to the Sanjay Patel stationery representing the Hindu goddess Kali that I sent her. Her Kali is the KICKASS Kali! I'd want her on my side, folks. Since it is a signed piece of artwork, though, I don't want to mess with it by blurring out her signature, so I'll let you link over to her own great blog and read about it/see it there.

The sender also blogged about this letter she sent me, but I wanted to show off even more of her awesome little doodles, which she probably takes totally for granted.