S E V E N

This marks seventh blogiversary of The Flying Trilobite
Thank you to everyone for their support, commissions and camaraderie over the past 7 years of my evopunk sciart blog!
You're all a bunch of peaches, all a'ya.

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S I X

One. 


Two. 

Three. 

Four. 

Five. 

And now, 
Six. 



The Flying Trilobite blog is six years old today. 

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A Big Bee



When my son was just over a year old, we'd argue about the flying trilobite tattoo on my arm.

"Can you say, 'tri-lo-bite'?"


"Bee," pointing at my arm.

"It looks like a bee, yes. But it's a trilobite."

"Try clapping out the syllables for him," Michelle, the educator, suggested.

"Okay, Calvin,"(clapping each syllable)"Tri-lo-bite," I enunciated.

Random clapping. "Bee."

Again, clapping each syllable. "Tri-lo-bite". 

An exasperated look for his father, the toddler touched my winged trilobite tattoo, looked me in the eye and said:

"A big bee."






Now he's two, and can say it just fine. After saying it clearly for the first time, holding the fossil above (minus the wings: I found the wings in the years once years ago and snapped the pic - birds had eaten the rest of the poor monarch).

After saying "Trilobite", he laughed, refused to give back the fossil, and a chase scene ensued. 


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High Five

High Five - Flying Trilobite and Tiktaalik © Glendon Mellow
This high five goes out to my bloggy buddy-cop policing science-art, Kalliopi Monoyios. Kalliopi and I co-blog on Symbiartic, the art + science blog on the Scientific American blog network.

For the month of September 2012, we set out to post 30 pieces of science-art, in a SciArt of the Day feature - and we made it. At times it was a bit of a marathon, but the wealth of art out there and the graciousness of the many fine artists, illustrators and creators we tapped on the shoulder was amazing. Thanks everyone!

We showed art by a viking blacksmith, horror illustrator, abstract expressionist, trompe l'oiel, superhero comic artist, cartoonists, fermented bacteria clothing, steampunk Renaissance rhinos, polarized micro-thin rocks, concept art and much more. The attempt was in part to challenge perceptions on what effective science communication can look like.

What does the future hold? We have more plans, lots of long and short posts on the go, and we'll continue to showcase creators and their images relating to science communication, education and entertainment.

You can see them all at the SciArt of the Day label on Symbiartic. We also have the whole first year's worth of science+art posts indexed here.

And Kalliopi: props



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TEST PATTERN

**TEST PATTERN**


  • If there had actually been a plague of flying trilobites in your area, you would be alerted to report to your nearest government relocation camp for decontamination and flamethrower duty. 
  • Please report possible sightings to black-uniformed visor-wearing authorities in your area. Follow instructions. Then head to nearest government camp for re-education. 
  • Do not attempt to capture specimens from what may be a flying trilobite swarm.
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  • The government will requisition you a flamethrower and futuristic silver thermal protection jumpsuit with nifty yellow stripes. It will cost the taxpayers 
  • ₤ 150 000. 

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**Thanks to Lucy Jain for the writing prompts on Facebook!

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Flying Trilobite Etsy

There's a lot of new original art and signed prints in my Etsy store


Encrinurus trilobite






Eremotherium (extinct sloth) and Glyptodon skulls


Mythical Flying Trilobite Fossil IV


Young Darwin Discovers Glyptodon sketch

 Admittedly, freelancing has been pretty rough and I'm in some immediate need, so I've put a few originals in here I haven't attempted to sell before. Consider buying one of these on Etsy and help me keep the lights on. Or you can contact me at theflyingtrilobite@gmail.com about them.

I also continue to sell prints, calendars, stickers, posters, postcards and greeting cards through my RedBubble Print Shop. As usual, my work appears online under Creative Commons and can be enjoyed digitally for free minus the cost of the weirdness inflicted.

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