Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Random Fact # 1

Recently, the very talented artist, Joan Yoshioka, nominated me to list 8 random facts about myself. I am then to nominate, I think, 8 other bloggers to do the same. As I'm a little late to get my facts started, I won't nominate anyone unless they wish to be nominated so, if you're interested, please let me know.

I'm going to list my 8 facts over several posts and, hopefully, illustrate each one.

Random Fact #1 - I LIKE spiders! Well, I should say I have more of a 'you leave me alone and I'll leave you alone' kinda relationship with them. I do think they play an integral role in our environment by helping to keep the insect population down so I refuse to kill a spider unless it is venomous and a threat. We tend to get the occasional Huntsman spider popping in for a visit and my kids know not to kill them so, when they see one, they usually call in the big guns......ME! With the help of a broom, I manage to give the spider a free ride out of the house....no harm done. Well.....gulp.....there was this one time that a Mr Huntsman refused to cooperate and climb onto the broom willingly. It happened to be on the wall beside my sleeping daughter's bed and was completely defiant! I won't go into what happened next but let me just say I still bear a guilty conscience about it to this very day.

Spider - Graphite in A5 Sketchbook - © Serena Lewis

My reference image was courtesy of PD Photos - Thank you

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13 comments:

  1. Serena, I'm still laughing about your blog *chuckle*. I love this spider drawing but it still creeps me out! Can't wait to see your other posts!

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  2. Thanks, Joan...lol I'm glad you like the spider drawing. :)

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  3. Serena, your graphite sketches are fantastic - very realistic!
    cheers
    Maria

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  4. Hi Serena, I just looked through all your albums & really enjoyed them. Your artwork is beautiful. You're very talented! Beautiful family you have also :)
    regards,
    Maria

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  5. Thanks, Maria. Glad to hear you liked my Picturetrail albums ~

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  6. Thank you, Boyd. I'm glad you dropped by ~ :)

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  7. What a fantastically drawn spider but I am hoping you didnt hold him for a model :)

    Great story too.

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  8. Thanks, Teri! I like spiders but I'm still afraid of them, if that makes sense? lol I like to keep them at a safe distance...hence the broom as my tool of choice for removing them from the house. lol

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  9. Amazing detail Serena.....but you can keep the big guys over on your side of the pond thanks. Although, I do my best to rescue bugs and flying things whenever possible with as few casualties as possible...Ro

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  10. Thanks, Ro. :) The one bug I feel no guilt over killing is a cockroach....I hate the things!

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  11. My mom loves spiders. She's kind of obsessed with them, actually. One of her co-workers found a Black Widow and after killing it, saved the body and gave it to my mom.

    Your drawing is lovely.

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  12. Thanks, Jessica, and I think it's great that your Mum loves spiders!

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