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Creative Tuesdays – Little Critters

Creative Tuesdays – Little Critters

critters

I decided to follow Michael’s prompt from Creative Tuesdays properly this time (and be a good student). Last time I took the prompt twitters to a new level as I painted a toucan.

The prompt this time is critters. Today I decided I would love to try using a thin black marker, and watercolour crayons. My little ladybugs were fun to draw and paint.

I have always loved ladybugs except when we return to our home in the spring and find flies, wasps and ladybugs dead all over the floor.

I think the research was the most interesting. I had no idea where the name “ladybug” came from.

They are known as ladybugs or lady beetles in North American and ladybirds in England and elsewhere. Ladybugs are not really bugs but beetles from the Coccinellidae family. The theory about the name is that it is from the Virgin Mary (because of their bright red colouring – the Virgin Mary is painted often wearing a red cloak).

You can find out more at:

Today I found out

Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket or grasshopper (Leviticus 11:22, NIV).

Has anyone ever tried eating an insect? I don’t think I have unless I digested one without knowing it.

On Sunday Stillness I wrote about ants and locusts.

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What I found out about ladybugs from Michael’s prompt at Creative Tuesdays. (click to tweet)

Don’t forget to drop by to Creative Tuesdays and see all the other critters from some wonderful artists.