Picture a Day #137 – A Noteworthy Insect

Yesterday I went patrolling for insects in my garden. I knew where to look, and managed to capture this image of a ladybug hanging around some sunflower plants. I had seen one there the other day. Maybe the same one?

I haven’t seen any critters around my lettuce yet, but I guess that’s good news. Ladybugs like to eat aphids. So the aphids are on the sunflowers, but not the lettuce…yet.

Here is a ladybug photo I took in my garden two years ago, when I had lots of lettuce. Last year’s crop didn’t work out as well.

I used pastels to recreate this ladybug image. I was trying pastels for the first time since…well, a long time ago!

Today I used my new ladybug photo to create a 6×6 drawing with Prismacolor pencils. Now I’m thinking about using another medium for my ladybugs…

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About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!
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