Bats are now cute and snakes are now tolerable but there’s just no hope for me when it comes to spiders.
“Latrodectus” is my third and final drawing for my “Little Fears” series. Commonly known as widow spiders, or in this case, the Black Widow. I chose this particular spider because it’s one of the spiders I find to be quite terrifying. Fortunately I managed to get through this drawing without screaming my head off but frankly I can’t stand to look at this thing for too long without getting creeped out. It really makes my skin crawl. Yet I’m proud that I made it through each one of my drawings for this series. This finishes out my artistic tribute to the spirit of Halloween. 😊
Have you ever been scared of something you know was a bit silly? For those who have been with me for awhile, you probably know from an earlier post that one of those silly things that scared me was rabbits. Yes, cute little bunny rabbits. Thanks to the 1978 animated movie, Watership Down, those adorable little creatures have been a life long terrifying bundle of cuteness for me. So I decided to deal with that fear through art which prompted my art card drawing “Hazel“. It’s amazing how working through that drawing and doing a little research on rabbits helped me through how much those little creatures would freak me out. It helped to the point that I have now added the rabbit to my short list of spirit animals.
Since then I’ve been thinking about other creatures in Nature that cause me to wig out.
So in the spirit of this upcoming Halloween season here are the beginnings of a three part art card series on other creatures that cause my heart to race a little faster, inspired to triumph over those little childhood fears that still lurk in the shadows of our adult lives, projecting themselves into our daily realities at the most inopportune times…though I doubt that any of these will end up on my spirit list. 😋