Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Along came a spider...





I'm posting the 5th installment of my Fiction Project today. I took photos of every page in my fiction journal before I sent it off to Art House Co-op's Brooklyn Art Library in New York. It was a really fun project that I worked on last Winter. And if you click to enlarge the photos, you may even be able to read my story. Yesterday I finally uploaded 12 images to Art House's portfolio at http://arthousecoop.com/users/sharonrwagner The whole journal is inspired by our travels in Costa Rica. And this entry produced my journal's title, "There's an Iguana on my roof!"




A beautiful, but scary Golden Spider in Costa Rica.






Look what clings to the leaves at night. But only if you're looking!





This is the photo that inspired today's post. We watched the fantastic Aquatennial fireworks last weekend in downtown Minneapolis. But before the fun started we passed the time watching this little guy and all his friends going about business on the Stone Arch bridge. Do you see the full Moon towards the bottom?









A Tarantula on a night hike at Bosque Eterno De Los Ninos in Costa Rica. That's it for today. I'm crawling off to paint!






9 comments:

DJan said...

Ooooo! Good thing I don't suffer from arachnophobia! These are all totally cool spiders. Did you know tarantulas are really smart and you can train them to do tricks?

The Chair Speaks said...

Your illustrations colours are very vivid! Nice!

Au and Target said...

Lovely illustrations. And I do like those spidey pics!

AL said...

I hate spiders Sharon, I remember when I was a kid and I spotted a spider in the bathroom I didn't dare taking a bath.

Serline said...

Eew, Tarantula! Time to scream for my macho man to take care of the creepy-crawlies...

Martha (MM) said...

The book is absolutely gorgeous! The real spiders - eeek!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Those are very cool spiders! Congratulations on your book!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Sharon ,, your drawing and the book and all the colors and the story are sooooo cool. Super!!!!
But we can't look at those other things,,,, we had to hurry past them. oh my goodness.... hurry hurry
but you are a wonderful writer and artist
love
tweedles

SquirrelQueen said...

Cool spiders, the Golden Spider really is beautiful. There was a time when I considered getting a pet tarantula but I wasn't sure if my cat would approve.

Love the illustrations in your journal.