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Calligraphy and Surprising Snails

Well, it’s been a rough week around here, but things are getting better day by day. I’ll spare you the details about that, and instead give you some fun details–about snails!

My most recent whimseybox kit was a calligraphy how-to, and I spent hours working on my stroke. When it came to my final project, I didn’t care for the suggested phrases (one of which was “Ain’t nobody got time for that”). I decided to use part of a Langston Hughes poem instead, and then I added a pretty watercolor snail in the corner.

IMG_0546I hung up my new artwork in place of the Easter Egg I had made before 🙂

Here’s the full poem:

Little Snail

                                               Langston Hughes

Little snail,

                Dreaming as you go.

            Weather and rose

         Is all you know.

             Weather and rose

     Is all you see,

Drinking

        The dewdrop’s

Mystery.

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Isn’t that a lovely poem? It reminded me of the name of my blog, for one! 😉 Here are some other cool snail-related things:

1. There is a type of snail in Japan that can survive being eaten by birds!

2. Click here to look at some neat snail pictures on National Geographic’s website.

3. Watch the link below to see an odd “Green Porno” that explains the interesting mating habits of snails (if you dare!)

Well, that’s all for now! See you soon with some coffee-related fun 🙂
xx

3 thoughts on “Calligraphy and Surprising Snails

  1. i’m glad you went with the quote you did. it looks wonderful! I’ve always liked Langston Hughes. I’m not big on poetry but something about his always got to me. I hope you won’t be offended if I don’t watch the green porno video. 🙂

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