I love Insects they fascinate me. I love to watch them in their miniature worlds doing what they do. I also enjoy sketching them.
BUT….. I don’t like spiders INSIDE and especially on my head!
It has happened. One time when I dozed off in front of the TV an eight legged hairy thing the size of a small dinner plate decided my head was a great place to hang out. Maybe it was plotting revenge for all the other spiders annihilated by humans in this world. UGH! My skin crawls when I think about it. I cannot for the life of me work out where the fear came from. My mother likes spiders and never panicked when I was a wee child, she just carried them outside on her broom.
I have a healthy respect for spiders and I adore their silk artwork. Yet I turn to mud when they creep across my floor. I am lucky I have a husband who is not bothered by them and will carry every little insect out to safety before the dreaded CAN is lifted down from the highest shelf. My children and my hubby frown upon the can and protect the innocent for the good of nature. I try not to use it, it is my last resort and I need some extra security living out in the wilds with nature.
Illustration Friday’s word theme for the week was REVENGE. There would be plenty of bugs plotting revenge on us humans for sure. In my story book Manny and Me about a praying mantis I might have a scene where he and his friend the snail go into the house and get revenge on a kid who does not treat them very well.
If you have praying mantis in your garden you have a very healthy garden or so I am told by my horticulturist man. They are awesome to see, their bulging bug eyes will follow you across the room. We get excited when we see one in our garden because I need photos for reference and they are just plain cool to watch.
What insect would be plotting revenge on you?