Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hopping Along

hopping along
"Hopping Along"


I've had this idea in my head for awhile now of a little grasshopper hopping along on a summery  day.  This little guy is much cuter than the ones in my garden and yard.  I'm not a huge fan of insects.  I don't mind them from a distance, but the thought of touching anything with 6 or more legs, just gives me the willies.  I will catch smaller insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, fireflies, ladybugs and of course caterpillars,  but there is no way I will touch a spider, earwig, centipede, tick, etc.   Of course Fischer loves to catch bugs, what boy doesn't?   Right now he has a pet grasshopper that he named "Target" and Amelia has a cricket named "Chirp", even though she will not touch it!  Amelia has a huge aversion to bugs of any type.  She will let out a high pitched screech when one comes near, even an ant!   I'm not that bad.  I don't want the kids to know that I get a little freaked out by bugs, so I try to stay as calm as possible when Fischer brings over spiders to show me.  
So even though bugs are not my favorite, they seem to be inspiring me at the moment.  I have 2 more bug paintings I'm working.   Hint, Hint, the next one I'm working on is the noisiest insect in the world.  Can you guess what it is?

 

14 comments:

Marie said...

Love this Tammy. You have managed to make an creepy insect look cute and fun!! Well done!!

Brenda said...

Love your art, is so whimsical! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I love making dolls, I dont have any tutorials on that yet, but I will soon! Good luck with your flying lessons! What an amazing journey happy to share it with you!!

Laney said...

Hi Tammy! I came over from Flying Lessons. I love your work!

Janet Ghio said...

Love your grasshopper! My guess is a cicada.

Monica Lee said...

Hi Tammy! I like your sweet art! Cute and fresh!

Carol said...

Tammy, I just love your art! Thank you for visiting my blog and the wonderful comment you left for me about my fish. I really had no idea what I was doing, but I just went for IT!

Tammy Olson said...

You guessed it Janet, a cicada! One of my favorite sounds of summer!

Carol said...

Hi Tammy! I'm going to try again and leave you a comment. It doesn't look like my other one made it. I just LOVE your artwork. I also want to say thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the comment about the fish I painted. I really had no idea what I was doing, so I really surprised myself.

Melanie said...

I love your blog and LOVE your artwork. So happy and vibrant and fun. I'm just hopping over from flying lessons :))))

111collagedesign said...

Love the grasshopper :) They are my favorite insect if I had to choose symbolically, but I know what you mean about bugs close up!

Lenore said...

Hi Tammy, found you through Kelly Rae's e-course. I love your artwork and Etsy Shop! The bird on your banner is gorgeous. =:0)

Skye and Starz said...

Hi Tammy,
Wow- i love your blog too. Gorgeous artwork. I absolutely love mixed media too and am totally swept up in texture!!!!! Thanks foir dropping in on me and love to keep in touch.
Skye

Jamie Burch said...

Hi, Tammy! Your artwork is so lovely. Great blog, too! :)

tara said...

Hi Tammy! So glad you stopped by for a visit. Love, love, love your blog and your artwork. Excited about the KRR ecourse and making new friends and connections. I have a lot to learn.
hugs,
tara

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