Sunday, November 27, 2005

Little

As insects go praying mantis' are on the large side and yet for such small creatures they have this humanoid aspect about them, they turn their heads and fix their gaze on you and grimace with their tiny mouths. Last week a praying mantis was inside my house casually walking down the wall. I was thrilled and thought at first maybe I should just leave it to roam about to randomly scavenge indoors. I wanted to show the mantis to my kids but considered it cruel to hold such a creature captive. My husband thought it wouldn't get enough to eat inside so I put the praying mantis outside on a bush. Later that week my son reported a squashed mantis in our driveway.

5 comments:

Twisselman said...

Very nice illustration. I like the colors and clean lines. Not so sure I like praying mantises, though, what with females eating the males after mating and all. A little creepy. But still a very nice illustration!

ValGalArt said...

really great!

Anonymous said...

I like the warmth your character shows towards the little guy. I'm sure the squashed mantis was merely a horrible mean relative of your rescued one and he jumped in front of the car because knew it :)

Carla said...

I like this! :D

Marion said...

Ah this is cute! And nice blog as well.