February weather didn’t put a damper on the fun that was had at Live Animal Study this past Saturday! A group of local children's book illustrators joined humane educator Laurelin Sitterly to study both live and taxidermy animals at RISD's famous Nature Lab. This was the second year Laurelin and I have collaborated on this workshop, and thanks to our generous attendees we’ve raised several hundred dollars in donations for the RISPCA!
My favorite highlight of the day: having Shelldon, the baby sulcata tortoise I fostered, as a model this year! He has probably tripled in size since he was adopted last fall and is quite the handsome and hefty boy! I’m so grateful to his adopted family for taking such wonderful care of him.
Laurelin is not only a rockstar in educating people on animal behavior, anatomy, and husbandry, but she’s also a super-talented illustrator. You can check out her amazing animal-themed artwork over at Blockhead Craftwerks.