Cabinet of Natural CuriositiesInspiration was right under my nose! I received this colossal book (it weights over six pounds!) as a present several years ago and every time I open it, I am amazed at the drawings! Albertus Seba’s “Cabinet of Natural Curiosities” is a natural history book filled with fantastic illustrations of every specimen that Albertus Seba (1665-1736), an Amsterdam-based pharmacist,  collected; strange and exotic plants and flowers, insects, seashells and coral, fungi, birds, and a multitude of other incredible specimens grace these pages! For one working with polymer clay, it is the perfect companion!  Below are several pages showing illustrations of various types of coral and seashells.

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities - Corals

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities - Shells