So I have to credit this little nugget of beauty to Amelie, my 4-year old possum.
We both weren’t feeling too well today and in a sort of self-indulgent unwell mood I took us in the morning to an expensive cafe for a hot drink (hers chocolate, mine coffee) and then we headed to one of our favourite bookstores for a read of a few good stories and a cuddle. (Energetic first world parenting 😉
Images all from pomeranz-collection.com
Anyhow, I was reading her one of the stories she’d chosen which was a Lonely Planet book all about the homes that animals build for themselves and within its pages they referenced the caddisfly larvae who intricately gather materials nearby to weave into little homes to house their bodies.
It also mentioned the work of a french artist, Hubert Duprat who actually “keeps caddisfly larvae in an aquarium with gold flakes, mini pearls, opals and beads. The larvae build tiny gold and jewelled cases” that are then displayed in art galleries all over the world.
This idea has me completely mesmerised. The genius of it! Nature with a hand selected palette… I immediately looked up his work and discovered these wondrous little treasures that sort of remind me of the beautiful ancient jewellery we see in archeology museums… hand crafted treasures of the past… only somehow more mystical having been created by such tiny forms…
Hope you’re having a beautiful day out there. May all your anxiety be at an end and you live together in ‘imperfect’ happiness.