Living in a small mountain village just outside of Tokyo, I grow a crop of indigo every year and process the leaves into dye using traditional methods. I also breed silk moths, raise the silkworms and then reel/spin the silk from the cocoons. The silk is then dyed with natural dyes and finally woven on traditional Japanese looms. I run several ten-day live-in workshops a year at the old farmhouse here in Japan focusing on the Japanese use of indigo. Contact me for information.

Living in a small mountain village just outside of Tokyo, I grow a crop of indigo every year and process the leaves into dye using traditional methods. I also breed silk moths, raise the silkworms and then reel/spin the silk from the cocoons. The silk is then dyed with natural dyes and finally woven on traditional Japanese looms. I run several ten-day live-in workshops a year at the old farmhouse here in Japan focusing on the Japanese use of indigo. Contact me for information.

My 26 Best Books of the Year Here they are: out of 150 books read in 2017 here are my top 26! Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Wild Beauty by Anna Marie McLemore A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing Song of Solomon by Toni…

My 26 Best Books of the Year Here they are: out of 150 books read in 2017 here are my top 26! Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Wild Beauty by Anna Marie McLemore A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing Song of Solomon by Toni…

A 22-year-old Tweets as he commits suicide. He was an aspiring Rapper and seems to have been overworked and been Drugged. Autopsy report is awaited. In the process of becoming famous people seem to...

Man Tweets Live as He Commits Suicide!

One last piece of artwork before the end of the year (uploading both versions because I can't decide which one I like better). I've had this one in the works for a few weeks now but finally got it done now, group shots are hard. xD After drawing Zander I felt compelled to draw the rest of the Z-Squadron. They're all siblings, so it was interesting to design them as such. A good moth fam. :D  From left to right: Zanth, Zereth, Zeria, Zonk (the one getting hugged), Zander and Zeke.

One last piece of artwork before the end of the year (uploading both versions because I can't decide which one I like better). I've had this one in the works for a few weeks now but finally got it done now, group shots are hard. xD After drawing Zander I felt compelled to draw the rest of the Z-Squadron. They're all siblings, so it was interesting to design them as such. A good moth fam. :D From left to right: Zanth, Zereth, Zeria, Zonk (the one getting hugged), Zander and Zeke.

2018 Lunar Calendar, image drawn and hand screen printed by me! Phases of the moon for the year of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere adorned with a raccoon skull, crescent moon, moths, moon flower, and lavender. A great way to stay in touch with the moon cycles! 11 by 17 on a medium weight

2018 Lunar Calendar, image drawn and hand screen printed by me! Phases of the moon for the year of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere adorned with a raccoon skull, crescent moon, moths, moon flower, and lavender. A great way to stay in touch with the moon cycles! 11 by 17 on a medium weight

🚹NWOT CALVIN KLEIN Slim Fit Blazer NWOT. Never worn.  A closet staple EVERY man should have, a black 💯% wool blazer. Basic black makes the styling options endless. Make it part of your career wardrobe. Pair with slacks for a formal/business event or dress it down with your favorite jeans for a night on the town.  Proper care will ensure many years of good use.Dry clean only & store in a hanging bag with cedar to guard against hungry moths.   No flaws detected.  Questions & reasonable…

🚹NWOT CALVIN KLEIN Slim Fit Blazer

🚹NWOT CALVIN KLEIN Slim Fit Blazer NWOT. Never worn. A closet staple EVERY man should have, a black 💯% wool blazer. Basic black makes the styling options endless. Make it part of your career wardrobe. Pair with slacks for a formal/business event or dress it down with your favorite jeans for a night on the town. Proper care will ensure many years of good use.Dry clean only & store in a hanging bag with cedar to guard against hungry moths. No flaws detected. Questions & reasonable…

Anthropologie Moth Van Wrinkle Sweater By Moth. Anthropologie's "Van Wrinkle" sweater.  Cozy up for 100 years in a hearty wool vest topped by a sleep- mused Cardigan. Mustard yellow. 91% Wool, 8% Nylon, 1% Spandex. Hand wash cold. For reference, my model is 5 feet 8.5" tall and weighs 120 pounds. This sweater is in very good condition EXCEPT there are several small holes along the back, some of which can be seen in the last photo. Price is reduced accordingly. U Anthropologie Sweaters…

Anthropologie Moth Van Wrinkle Sweater

Anthropologie Moth Van Wrinkle Sweater By Moth. Anthropologie's "Van Wrinkle" sweater. Cozy up for 100 years in a hearty wool vest topped by a sleep- mused Cardigan. Mustard yellow. 91% Wool, 8% Nylon, 1% Spandex. Hand wash cold. For reference, my model is 5 feet 8.5" tall and weighs 120 pounds. This sweater is in very good condition EXCEPT there are several small holes along the back, some of which can be seen in the last photo. Price is reduced accordingly. U Anthropologie Sweaters…

Months of the Year Coloured Polka Dot

Months of the Year Coloured Polka Dot

Print and laminate the 12 moths of the year. These are perfect for displaying students' birthdays on a time line! Each label has been colour coded, to match with the Australian seasons. Your feedback and ratings are most appreciated.

Supplementary video of publication: Skowron Volponi MA & Volponi P (2017) A 130-year-old specimen brought back to life: a lost species of bee-mimicking clearwing moth, Heterosphecia tawonoides (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae: Osminiini), rediscovered in Peninsular Malaysia’s primary rainforest" http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1940082917739774  Abstract Heterosphecia tawonoides Kallies (2003), a “lost” species of clearwing moth known only from a single specimen from 1887 (the holotype, w

Supplementary video of publication: Skowron Volponi MA & Volponi P A specimen brought back to life: a lost species of bee-mimicking clearwing…

This is an amazing new study on the development of butterflies (specifically Monarchs) inside the chrysalis!  Including a trailer for a new movie about it!

So those who go to cyber school also have a real graduation ceremony as well. I covered the PA Leadership charter school graduation on Saturday.

Lost species of bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years  ||  The rare oriental blue clearwing, that disguises itself as a bee, was spotted in the Malaysian rainforest https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/15/lost-species-of-bee-mimicking-moth-rediscovered-after-130-years?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

Lost species of bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years

Lost species of bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years || The rare oriental blue clearwing, that disguises itself as a bee, was spotted in the Malaysian rainforest https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/15/lost-species-of-bee-mimicking-moth-rediscovered-after-130-years?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

The declutter guide you NEED! This post talks you through clearing out your closet, how to declutter your wardrobe any time of the year, and the steps you need to take to build a capsule wardrobe. #declutter #capsulewardrobe #minimalist

How to Declutter Your Wardrobe: A Total Guide to a Minimal Closet

The declutter guide you NEED! This post talks you through clearing out your closet, how to declutter your wardrobe any time of the year, and the steps you need to take to build a capsule wardrobe.

Crewel Intent / Modern day crewel designs inspired by nature.  At Crewel Intent we have taken the same stitches used for the last 400 years and applied them to modern designs. This blend of old world technique and modern design produces artwork that will become treasured heirlooms.   Jacobs' Silk Moth Crewel Embroidery Kit  Learn the basics of crewel embroidery with Crewel Intent!  Crewel Embroidery Kit designed for the bold beginner. No experience needed, just a desire to create.   ...

Crewel Intent / Modern day crewel designs inspired by nature. At Crewel Intent we have taken the same stitches used for the last 400 years and applied them to modern designs. This blend of old world technique and modern design produces artwork that will become treasured heirlooms. Jacobs' Silk Moth Crewel Embroidery Kit Learn the basics of crewel embroidery with Crewel Intent! Crewel Embroidery Kit designed for the bold beginner. No experience needed, just a desire to create. ...

WhatsThatBug.com - Are we experts yet?

Bug identification website -- can upload a picture and they will try and identify it for you

Newly discovered fossils in Germany shed light on the emergence of butterflies and moths.

Butterfly origins pushed back in time

Newly discovered fossils in Germany shed light on the emergence of butterflies and moths.

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