Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Rootababies. . .

Dear Friends,
I hope this finds you all well, enjoying cups of tea and formulating your plans for the arrival of spring!

Recently,  I have been researching which plants I would like to plant in my container garden on the porch this summer and I started thinking again about an idea I had had a while ago.  I was thinking about how kind of funny and creepy some root vegetables look.  So, you know me, as soon as I spot them, I feel compelled to follow those breadcrumb trails of creativity!  After finding some public domain illustrations of root veggies, I added some butterfly and insect wings and some images of doll faces (and even one from a spirit photograph!) and soon, I had discovered some new friends!!

And so, in celebration of my newest collage sheet set at my Etsy shop Velvet Revived, these are The Rootababies and this is their story:

(As always, please click on the images to see them larger.)

Somewhere near here (or perhaps, far away)
there is an ancient abbey in ruin.

Covered in vines and overgrowth,
a mysterious group of creepycute creatures lives within.

There, behind the crumbling wall of the ruin,
there is a patch of bare ground,
frequented by a variety of insects and butterflies...

During the day,
these creatures lie in slumber underground.
But at night,
they come up from out of the Earth...

They are so curious about you!
I hope you won't mind if they flutter close to your face!

Here they are, 
emerging from their hideaway in the ruin,
fluttering happily away into the moonlight!

If you find these little creatures interesting,
they would be happy to come and live with you
and make your projects more creepycute!

Click here to be taken to my Etsy shop
Velvet Revived
in order to find The Rootababies!


  1. Check out my blog, Betty! :-)

    1. I'm so glad to see that The Rootababies have made their way to your world, to flutter about on ancient wings, to make your world brighter!


    2. I forgot to say how much I enjoyed your pictures! They put a smile on my face. :-)

    3. I am so glad, Bill! I've had fun making them, but wasn't sure if I would be the only one to love them! I'm glad that wasn't the case! Thanks again!



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