Last weekend, Rich and I went to a friend's house in London Ontario. This friend has known Rich since before High School, and he is now an emergency room doctor AND a coroner. We had dinner and went swimming and had a great visit. During that visit, the subject of skulls came up......and to make a long story short, he ended up GIVING me this moose skull he and his sons had found on a hunting trip a couple of years back! After searching the internet on how to clean skulls properly, I started to work on the jaws. I haven't done the actual skull yet, but that's next on my list.
I soaked the jaws (and cervical vertebrae) in a warm solution of "Amaze" because I couldn't find a product called "Biz" here in Canada. It actually DID clean the bones quite well, although it smells like you're giving a very smelly, wet dog a bath. It was kind of disgusting when a large mass of white, spongy-looking material came out of the main canal in the jawbone. I figured it was the remainder of the vein or nerve that runs through to the teeth.
Anyway, here are the jaws drying in the sun. I didn't want to leave them outside because they were attracting flies!
I'm also working on another mosaic. This time it's a whole coffee table that I picked up at Goodwill for $10. Ironically, the tiles cost more than that!
I've also been trying to complete a little mural for my son's bedroom wall. He chose these particular Dr. Suess characters, but now he wants me to add some Pokemon. I don't really want to. And, of course my daughter is asking the same thing. Kids just don't understand what a unifying theme is.
How does she do it all, you may ask? Well, we don't own a television! That's the key. If you want to spend more time being creative, don't watch T.V. It eats up a huge chunk of your time.