An Artist's Quest

Caught in the Sticky Web of Life

Dew jeweled spider's web in my yard

Early in the week the misty morning revealed this beautiful spiders web that was drawn like a lace curtain across an old rusty garden sculpture in my yard.  The dewdrops unveil the intricacy of the spider’s lair.  The torn and mended spots are exposed as well, illuminating the spider’s labors, revealing her efforts to keep all the strands connected, a structure for her livelihood.  When one piece is torn or worn she must address it or risk the whole entanglement coming undone.  And so it is with life sometime we must address the torn strand laying at our feet and hope that days of visioning and creating aren’t too far off. This week I had every intention of painting a February painting to include in my ongoing calendar series but life got in the way.  An extra day off for my son from school, graphic art deadlines that just wouldn’t quite get gone, emails that needed action on and on and on, you know how it goes.  In my house we say it was a “If you give a mouse a cookie” day (referring to the children’s book by written by Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond).  This is a favorite with little kids including my son back in the day.  It starts with “If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to want a glass of milk, if you give him a glass of milk he’ll probably want a straw…. and so on”.  So this week was full of “If you give a mouse a cookie days” in fact it was a whole cookie week.  Like pulling a loose thread on a sweater that just kept unraveling, it seemed I couldn’t bring anything to resolution.  And so it goes.  I’ll finish my February painting next week and share it with you Friday, which by the way will be March already!  Sometimes you just have to follow the cookie crumbs life presents you with, in my case I can only hope there are chocolate chips involved.

Speaking of webs if you are a visual person you might like Pinterest. It is like a cork board in your computer to pin up all kinds of visuals.  You create you own pin board categories and when you find a piece of art, or photo, or recipe you like you pin it on your board, you can follow other peoples pins that connect like strands of a spiders web or not but it’s pretty cool check it out here is a link to my boards  It’s fun.

7 responses

  1. gorgeous! nice shot.

    February 24, 2012 at 7:29 am

    • Thanks, the sky, the dew drops, the spider’s skill brought it all together, I was just lucky enough to walk by with a camera

      February 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

  2. Val

    Love spider webs! Beautiful photo. Also I will check your Pinterest page and you can check out my Pinterest page as well. I’ve already checked Jack’s page. I am a little addicted since it satisfies my need to clip and save images without all the clutter or the scrapbooking. Well, I still have clutter. I AM an artist, after all. I need my stuff.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

  3. Dodd Thorpe

    OMG, fantastic photograph.

    February 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    • OMG you used OMG….you are too hip, like I always say you are never too old a dog to learn a new trick… happy texting Daddy/dood

      February 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

  4. Can I use your awesome spider web picture on my fb page for my Law of Attraction Site?

    February 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

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