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A modern illuminated manuscript based on one of the most important books in history.
Created by

Kelly Houle

172 backers pledged $16,423 to help bring this project to life.

Less than 30 hours to go!

With the fundraising deadline closing in, I'm getting into "a beetle-a-day" mode. Here's one I painted yesterday, start to finish. This beetle is available as a miniature print, and will also be in the miniature book. There's still time to participate in Adopt-a-Beetle for the opportunity to suggest a beetle for me to include in the actual Illuminated Origin manuscript and receive an original painting. The cards are being finalized at the printer, and will be ready to mail early next week. I'm so happy to be doing this work. Thank you to all who have donated. Because of you, this will be a magnificent book. I'm ready to get started!

Leptinotarsa lineolata, Kelly M. Houle, 2011


    1. Creator Michael Scullin on November 16, 2011

      I doubled my pledge -- got to have a beetle. Mike Scullin.

      Studied (Intro to Entomology) insects at Cornell decades ago. Just ordered a copy of Eisener's book.

      God must have loved beetles because he made so many of them." J.B.S. Haldane