This is a macro shot of part of a painting that was painted by my great-aunt (I think). I grew up with it. It's an old-fashioned realist painting of magnolias and doesn't really fit in with my style overall, but I have a sentimental attachment to it.
I am a teacher, grad student, writer, voracious reader, photographer, singer, feminist, and thriftstore fashionista. In no particular order.
I am Squirlaraptor. This name was originally created for my kitty to reflect her squirrel-like fur and her raptor attack skills and has recently been adopted by me to reflect my own curious nature and tendency to hoard as well as my (sometime) fierceness and my love of the hunt (at least, in terms of shopping and research--not so much in terms of killing and maiming, vegetarian that I am).