When I was a kid, (about 10 years old) my dad paid me a penny for each potato bug I collected from the potato plants growing in the garden. I put them in an old jar with a lid. If you knew me, you’d know that I’m not one who likes bugs but give me an incentive to earn a dollar or two and I’m in! More money for penny candy which I loved as a child! 🍭
So it doesn’t surprise me when this imaginary SPUD bug appeared in my art today:
I decided to google this “bug” to learn that it is really a BEETLE! Ha! The “Colorado Potato Beetle” is .39 inches (10mm) long and a major pest of potato crops. According to Wikipedia, many chemicals are unsuccessful in killing this beetle because of the beetle’s ability to develop resistance to insecticides.
Apparently, this is where I come in – cheap child labor! Lol! I was able to afford lots of penny candy as I collected probably 300 of this stripped beetle!
This potato bug, uhm, beetle looks like he is doing the “Mash Potato Dance” which sounds an awful like the “Monster Mash” on YouTube. Hehe!
I bet you never look at your mashed potatoes in quite the same way! 😜
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Tagged Art, art classes, Bugs, childhood memories, color pencils, Colorful, Copic markers, creative, drawing, fun, humor, imaginary, mixed media, pan pastels, playful, Potato Beetle, story, watercolor, whimsical
According to Wikipedia, Courgette is French for Zucchini!
A friend recently gave me a large Zucc – 11 inches in length:
I hope to make Gluten-Free Zucchini bread with it. 🙂
It got me thinking about how versatile this vegetable is – so I created a poem to go with some Zucchini inspired art:
Zucchini Bread Cookies and cake Is there anything – This veggie cannot make?
Pizza and noodles Omelets galore This vegetable is never Ever a bore!
A stir fry perhaps? Maybe a Quiche? It’s versatile uses – Are very unique!
It shreds, it fries – Chops and it blends It seems to me, It’s bounty never ends!
Happy Cooking Creatively! 🙂
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Tagged Art, birds, cats, color pencils, cooking, Copic markers, creative, drawing, humor, imaginary, inspiration, playful, poetry, rodents, Tombow markers, weird bugs, Zucchini
Harold is ready for summer, are you?
I thought you might enjoy seeing my steps for creating Harold.
First I drew Harold in pencil and then I outlined him with a black micron pen:
Next, I decided what parts of him I wanted to use my gelli-printed papers on:
I outlined his shorts, hat brim and towel with tissue paper to use as my pattern and then cut them out (I will glue them down later):
Using Copic markers, I colored a base coat:
I added color pencils for more color, shading and feathers:
Then I glued down my paper cut-outs with a glue stick and added details with my black pen:
I wasn’t liking my beach ball, so I decided to cut-out a new one from a gelli-print. I added some pan pastels to soften the background:
And Harold is ready to enjoy the beach!
If you would like to see more of Harold, he is categorized under “Weird Birds.”
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Tagged Art, beach, birds, black micron pen, color pencils, Copic markers, creative, Gelli-Prints, Harold, humor, imaginary, pan pastels, paper collage, playful, silliness, summer