Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Batty Labor of Love

LTC Spoiler Alert!!!
Our 9 yo daughter is crazy about bats. The foot of her bed is covered with stuffed bats and she knows more about them than anyone else I've ever met. And I'm pretty crazy about her. Moms have been known to do some crazy things for their kids. I figure that spending more than 12 hours carving stamps of bats ranks right up there. So without further ado, I give you Order Chiroptera: The Queensland Tube Nosed Fruit Bat
The Egyptian Fruit Bat on a Baobab flower

The Variegated Butterfly Bat

And the Old World (or Madagascar) Sucker-footed Bat
A couple of these were some pretty intense carves, but over all, I am pleased with how they turned out. The Egyptian Fruit bat is my favorite and the Variegated Butterfly bat is DoodlePaws' favorite.