Entomologists and farmers are currently my two favorite kinds of people. They both give me such interesting presents!
Last year was a good one for Painted Lady butterflies, and one of the spider webs in the greenhouse at the Northern Plains Botanic Garden managed to catch quite a selection. Since the spider apparently died before wrapping them, my entomologist friend saved them all for me.
With all the classes I am taking and attempts to learn things I don’t know how to do yet, I have apparently been giving people the idea that I don’t think I know how to do art. Or don’t think I am any good. Or something. In the midst of yet another class where I am pretty sure my brain cells are going to explode if I try to shove in any further information, I totally understand why I give that impression, however it isn’t true. I am trying to share my learning experiences, but other kinds of art I am pretty comfortable with.
To prove it, and to give my tired brain a rest, I reverted to painting in a way I already know how to do. My portrait of a painted lady.
I only have 20 more of them left to do something with. 😉