Welcome To My Colorful World!

Welcome to my colorful world. I am a happy (most of the time!) wife, mom, MeMaw, artist, and art teacher. I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I also love to create, cook, nest, decorate, entertain family and friends, laugh, collect vintage stuff, snuggle my cats and dog, play outdoors, and so much more! In addition to all this, I also publish an online magazine with my dear friend, called Mermaids of the Lake. Oh, and I love a big cup of coffee with cream, a dry martini, red wine, blingy jewelry, pink lipstick, blue fingernail polish. I love color! Beautiful colors inspire, motivate, and move me!!! What's my favorite color? I can't choose. I love them all! Yellow, pink, red, turquoise, blue, purple, orange, green and every variation in between!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Spiders Give me the Creeps!

Somehow the killing of a giant spider,
 all alone by himself in the dark
 without the help of a wizard
or the dwarves or anyone else,
made a great difference to Mr. Baggins.
He felt a different person,
and much fiercer and bolder
in spite of an empty stomach
 as he wiped his sword on the grass
 and put it back into its sheath.
~The Hobbit, J.R. Tolkien
Spiders really do give me the creeps! This is actually a photo of a Hobo Spider hanging out by my front door the other night. My daughter and I found him and another like him! Yuck! I love most creatures and can handle snakes and mice and more, but spiders.... well, I am working on it. (as long as they are little and maybe colorful or have some redeeming feature like eating the mosquitoes) But, big ole' nasty Hobos just send me!!!!
So, to deal with my "issue" in a creative way, I decided to get creative with this spider. (after I squished him, of course!)I am kind of sorry I squished him, not because I wish he was still hanging out by my front door, but because I feel bad squishing any creature. I am an avid animal lover. See my dillema?
I popped over to PicMonkey, one of my favorite free photo editing sites and turned my scary, boring spider photo from this:
into this cooler, creative, scary spider!

1 comment:

  1. This is SO cool! No, not the spider, but what you did with him. Went to picmonkey and now I'm hooked. Yay for creativity!


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