Alas, I will be unable to post much until after Wednesday. That is the deadline I set for one of my current projects, and I never miss my own deadlines. But I will tell you about an interesting little thing.
Last week my father brushed against a spider that was sitting on the edge of his chair. I happened to be sitting with him in his outdoor workshop. Inspecting the little lady, I saw that she was a Southern Black Widow, Latrodectus mactans. Oh ye little black haunters of privies and sheds, will you leave a few areas safe for old men and their visiting sons? Well I am glad she didn't bite anyone.
So I put this little lady in a jar thinking I would take a photo, but forgot about her, and now she is all shriveled. I can still make out (barely) the signature "hourglass" on her abdomen. But otherwise she is turning to ick. Goo ejected from her head as she dessicated, and that has her glued to the bottom of the jar.
I'm afraid if I take a picture now, it will be too unsightly. What do you think? Gooey raisiny spider pictures?
I am thinking there are better things I could post pictures of.
Bargue drawing study done with charcoal on watercolor paper - I picked back up on some Bargue drawing exercises in order to help train my eye for precision and accuracy. These drawings are a true test of patience. B...
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