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…