first of, apologises if there are x3 different versions of this message sent out on the forum to you? Each time I have tried to send a reply post my server had gone down on me - bad connection/bad weather, and I'm not sure if they have been sent?
Can I just say that I am in awe, i am not worthy!
I have just had a nosy at your blog (PaleoIllustrata), what wonderful work you do! So exciting!
I myself truly regret not persuing a vocation in my childhood passion of dinosaurs or utilising my natural talent within fine art, some say I have a wasted talent ( excuse the lack of modesty .) But my question is, why does an artist never recognise their own talent but others do? I have always been very good at being self critical! Anyway my itch for fossil hunting has come back with a vengeance. I hope to someday contribute to the world of paleontology, albeit it at an amateur level.
I have also checked your forum posts and can see that you have mentioned PM. As a self confessed technophobe and obviously not up to scratch with computer lingo, what do you mean by the term, check my PMs? I love dinosaurs but technology wise I AM one! I'm having to force myself to embrace modtech for the lust of learning dino facts.
Anyway, like yourself, I am fascinated with the Ankylosaur ( having just purchased a vertebra top from aa seller but unfortunately not finding my own, or any dino bone for that matter) one of my childhood favourites, along with the obligatory T Rex, Steg and Triceratops. But not to forget the beautifully formed Dimetrodon (there is a fabulous exhibit at the New York NHM.) I nearly peed myself when I saw it. I yelled out pretty loudly with excitement in front of many stony faced tourists. What great, fun memories. :)
Be rest a shored that I will keep you updated on the 4 toed footprint following my next visit to Hastings. Hopefully I will be able to locate its exact position again and measure it accurately.