Sunday, 1 February 2015


At the garden centre this afternoon and looking at the pets. Piles of tragic plastic boxes with live food for snakes and lizards, discounted as beyond their sell-by-date. It appeared that one box of 'live' food contained only dead food and for £1.15 I purchased seven dead locusts to the bemusement of the person at the till, 'I'm an artist' I offered as after that people just nod. When I got home I found one locust was still alive and after some water and new bramble leaves he perked up and has joined the other rescue locusts in my locust house. I then spent a productive hour pinning the others out to dry,  as the children ate tea, these are destined for a piece of artwork but the details aren't yet fully formed, watch this space.

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