Friday, September 21, 2012

Clockworks for your weekend

German clockhopper, ca 1895. A land exploration device. 

Clockwork Katydid, German, ca. 1895.

 Clockwasp, Dutch, ca. 1853, Defense clockwork.
 Dutch clockwasp, ca. 1845, guarding and defense. 
 Clockwork dragonfly, dutch, ca. 1830s. A service clockwork used for large and heavy jobs. 

 Clockwork wheel bug, German, ca. 1860s. Surveillance device. 




10 comments:

  1. I love your drawings. I can imagine these as beautiful hair pins or barrettes. All sparkly and colorful.

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    1. Thanks Eliza! I would love to see them as hair pins-- that would be amazing.

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  2. Ooo, pretty! (Which is not something I thought I'd EVER say about insects. :P) My favourites are the 'clockhopper' and the katydid. Very nice. :)

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  3. Ooo, how intricate and fascinating! Love the wheel bug.

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  4. Ooh, I am really liking this hairpin/clips idea. I would totally wear a beautiful bug in my hair.

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  5. Thank you for putting images with the words, especially the clockwasps. Before, they just scared me. Now, I think they're beautiful. Still deadly, but beautiful too. :)

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    1. LOL Mare-- I'm glad it helps reduce the creep factor!

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