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Collection: Snake Fashion
30 years I've worked as a fine artist, scenic artist and prop master and have enjoyed working for many major theme parks and movie studios. Now retired, I've always wanted to work with my own cloth designs. Now I will
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No snakes were harmed in the making of this fabric. In fact this snake skin fabric wasn't even made from snakes but from tire tracks. They just look snakey to me.
No snakes were harmed in the making of this fabric. In fact this snake skin fabric wasn't even made from snakes but from tire tracks. They just look snakey to me. That looks like a rattler. As far as I know (the poison snakes I have personally met) in Missouri we have Rattlers, copperheads and water moccasins. All three I have had close encounters with. Did you know that if you are out in nature and you start to smell a strong smell of pumpkin that you are very close to a copperhead? This is true. I have heard most healthy people can survive a rattler or a copperhead bite but if a water moccasin gets you you can kiss you ass good bye. I actually had one swim by me in a river and brush my legs. It was a big one too. I'd say about 6 foot. Big for me to have swim next to me but I have seen much bigger. I have also had the pleasure of a rattler rare up and hiss at me while picking black berries in the woods. I slowly backed up and took my berries to grandma and she made cobbler. yum. Also when my daughter was young we were at the river and she flipped a big rock that had two baby copperheads under it. Did you know that the babies are more deadly than the adults? True again. They have to learn to deliver their venom in small doses. When they are babies they have no control and all their venom comes out in one bite. Now that I have totally freaked you all out, please buy my fabric. lol It's tire tracks.
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Thanks Su but this isn't my contest entry. My Contest entry has real snakes. Photos I took of a friends poison snake collection. A guy who many years ago asked me to marry him but his snakes were not in my future. We are still friends and he got rid of his snakes when one of his fellow poison snake collectors, a good friend of his, got bit and died. The photos however are beautiful. I have several fabrics using them.
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A very handsome design! And more info than I really needed on snakes - reading your notes and all the comments! Good luck in the Contest!
fantastic design....I was just reading below in regards to your granny...what a fine lady.....admirable; how lucky for you to have someone like that in your life!
Deb granny was a tiny woman that didn't mess around. I saw her scare off a pack of wild dogs just with a stick and her voice. They ran with their wild tails between their legs. Shot gun at the door just incase. lol She only spelt phonetically but she made some great land investments and with a lot of hard work she did OK for herself and her family. I remember my mom thinking she was crazy to buy the land she bought in the middle of nowhere. When she retired she moved to the land and sold the wood off it, done sustainably with no clear cutting. She lived 20 years off her % of the wood cutting from one man and his son who were contracted to take the wood the old fashioned way and leave the land and environment intact. She even managed to save several hundred thousands of dollars in the process that she left to her adult children. Worked hard till the day she died. She taught me so much. We reused, repurposed and recycled long before the trend ever started or anyone had ever heard of global warming. Well I should have never got started on granny. I could go on and on and on about that woman and what she meant to me. I am here today because of her love.
Janiece, your Granny had a lot of good sense. We only deal with predators if they are preying on our chickens or lambs. Otherwise, we enjoy watching all the wildlife.
Once when I lived on my grannies farm a big black snake got greedy. He had eaten something then poked his head through the chicken wire and got a baby chick. He was caught between his two undigested bumps. Granny being the hard lived country girl she was beat the snake to death and threw it on the fire. Don't get me wrong. Granny never messed with nature until nature messed with her and her animals. If you were a rattler where you belonged in the woods she would say howdy and move on but if you came for a visit you were going to get shot gutted, nailed to a board and dried. She was raised picking cotton in the boot heel of Missouri. It was the way things were done.
Ooooh! Just saw this, Janiece. Love the design and all the info too. That's interesting about a strong smell of pumpkin being a sign that you are close to a copperhead. We have bull snakes that love to get into the chicken coop and swallow our hens' eggs. They are a constrictor type of snake, rather than a venomous one. The only good thing about the bull snake is that once it swallows an egg, it just lies there, digesting, and we can pick it up and take it down to the lake, away from the coop. (I say "we,"; my husband does the picking up, I take the pic!) Great design, love the texture and colors.
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