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  • Writer's pictureDiane M Kellogg

Blog Notes - May 15, 2022

As May slowly makes its way to June, the flowers are blooming and the butterflies are fluttering. The bees are starting to pollinate and the dragonflies are darting about. They all have their jobs to do in the beauty that is our world. This issue kind of has an insect theme.

It all starts with a look at what bugs you. A pictorial essay to hopefully inspire your arthropod art. The color these small but amazing bugs bring into our world is quite incredible.

Then it's time for a quick read, a poem from Emily Dickinson about, yes, you guessed it, bugs or rather bees. The buzz is it's really painting with words!

Speaking of words, I found this interesting little bit... it's an excerpt from a poem by Isaac Watts, parodied by Lewis Caroll in Alice in Wonderland.

'How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every shining flower! How skilfully she builds her cell! How neat she spreads the wax! And labours hard to store it well With the sweet food she makes.'

On to the featured project in this issue...

Margaret's cute Nature Hat. The perfect summer painting project...and a bit buggy at that!

Out Promoting Painting partners are crawling right along with some great deals, be sure to check them out!


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