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?