We are having cool evenings now. It is the subtle way that Autumn approaches us here in Southern California. But it is very welcome.
I don’t have too much to share, but I wanted to join in on the insect theme at Mullerin Art. I came across this praying mantis in the rose bushes at my mom’s house.
Quite some time ago I made some hand carved stamps of butterflies and used them in a mixed media piece.
When I think of insects, my mind doesn’t include butterflies in with the crawly insect types. But in going through an old children’s dictionary, I came across this group under “insects.”
Today I got the stamps out and arranged them in more of a pattern, since they should be in such a format for the Mullerin Art blog theme. I stamped them onto a vintage garden magazine from 1949.
I am always so impressed by the pattern making of other creative participants at the blog site. I have not yet acquired those skills.
This beautiful stamp came on something I received in the mail recently.
Finally, I can’t ever think about insects without thinking of the story “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. It is about a man who wakes up one morning and finds that he has turned into an insect. I read it many years ago, but I might have to read it again after all this thinking about insects.
That’s all for now.