Death and Taxidermy
Today was a good day.
The boys went to church this morning so I got three lovely hours to myself. I cleaned the house and worked on my accordion book. By the time they arrived home, I felt restored.
After lunch, we drove downtown to the science museum. We spent most of our time in the basement, looking at taxidermy.
I harbor secret fantasies of taking a sketchbook there and drawing the specimens all afternoon, the way a naturalist would. It's an aged collection with a ton of animals, and many are looking a tad worse for wear.
Take this bald eagle, for example. A good summation of the current shape of our nation:
No? Surely this one, then:
I put the finishing touches on the accordion book after the boys went to bed. I ran out of daylight before I could take a photo, but hopefully I'll get a chance tomorrow. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.