Look at this slithery snake! Doesn’t he give you shivers of delight? I knew when I first saw him that all he needed to complete his existence was a tree branch and someone to drop in on!
The creator in this instance is a friendly artist by the name of Marion Nichols, who inhabits one of the creative spaces of the City Museum in downtown Saint Louis. Deep in the process of putting together another of her “how-to” books, she brought me a menagerie of amusing and fearful creatures (some rather fanciful) to photograph and craft into a cover for her book.