The Flying Trilobite is Now Eight

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The Flying Trilobite blog has been live for 8 years now! For the next week, expect re-posts of some classics, as well as sneak peeks of new posts. Something new every day! 

It may seem like I post less often than is used to - typically once a month instead of once a week. but I also post 4 times a month on Symbiartic, contribute about once a month on INVIVO and post a lot of conversation and art on Twitter and Instagram. I am more active than ever, with more art commissions and projects than I have ever had before. 

Thank you to everyone who has commissioned me, commented and encouraged me and supported my sciart work these past eight years. I never could have imagined that starting an art blog about mythical trilobite hybrids could have led to tattoo design, museum exhibits, scientific illustration in a published book, writing for Scientific American, and community-driven events like the ScienceOnline digital galleries and the recent #SciArt Tweet Storm.

Expect a major announcement on how you can help shape one of my big projects soon.  

For now, a look back at Flying Trilobites of the past:  

This is the first image to ever appear on my blog, way back in 2007. 

This is the first image to ever appear on my blog, way back in 2007. 

One of my first oil paintings on stone.

One of my first oil paintings on stone.

Still one of my favourites, it currently greets people in our front hall.  

Still one of my favourites, it currently greets people in our front hall.  

Variations of this image, painted on stone, incorporating pencil and digital elements, graced the header of the blog for over half its existence. 

Variations of this image, painted on stone, incorporating pencil and digital elements, graced the header of the blog for over half its existence. 

Sooner or later the theme becomes an obsession that needs to be permanently marked on your life. A close up of part of the flying trilobite inked on my left arm.

Sooner or later the theme becomes an obsession that needs to be permanently marked on your life. A close up of part of the flying trilobite inked on my left arm.

Divided down the middle. How I feel much of the time. 

Divided down the middle. How I feel much of the time. 

Created originally for the Scumble series that used to appear here and on Symbiartic, this was mostly an excuse to attempt a real paint feel with the digital program ArtRage.

Created originally for the Scumble series that used to appear here and on Symbiartic, this was mostly an excuse to attempt a real paint feel with the digital program ArtRage.

Come back and celebrate my blogiversary with me every day this week!