Insects. Hmmm. Not a big fan of most creepy crawly things. Cockroaches and mosquitos are my least favorite. I just have to look at a mosquito and I immediately begin swelling up and itching. I once went camping in Utah with my husband, I can’t remember where exactly, but we spent the day hiking (at high altitudes) and for some reason I didn’t drink very much water. Later that night I ended up going a little crazy thinking that our bus (1973 Volkswagen campervan) was full of mosquitos trying to suck my blood!!!! My poor husband had to get some light on the subject to prove to me that there in fact, was not a single insect near me! I swear it was dehydration and the high altitude that made my freak out !! Ahhh. Good times! We had a pretty good laugh about it the next day. My husband still does a pretty good reenactment of the whole scenerio. It’s pretty funny.
I do love butterflies, ladybugs and dragonflies. Their beauty and colors are inspiring. Of course I’m thinking of all this now, post painting. The topic insect kind of had me stumped at first. Then I cam across this ring that my Grandpa gave me a long time ago ( He often collected interesting jewelry pieces from yard sales). After seeing it, I decided that I somehow had to put this ring into my art piece. The ring is a turquoise and silver beetle. Many of the stones are missing from it, but I still love it’s beautiful color and detail. I’m not able to wear it, the ring size is too large, but I love to look at it and all of the fun costume jewelry that he has given me through the years. I have quite a large collection that I will cherish forever.