I know it's been a while since I've posted here, and for that I must apologize. I've been going through some personal issues, having problems with my hand (a very bad thing for a sculptor!), and having problems with my internet connection. In spite of all this I'm going to try to keep up with the Smooshers!
This week's theme for the Blog Roll is It's a Bug's Life! I happen to be very fond of most bugs myself. I've always been a bit of a tomboy, so I was out there in the woods with my brothers collecting bugs, watching ants go about their business, and being amazed by spiders spinning their intricate webs. As an organic gardener bugs are vital to the health of my flowers and veggies (and there are far more "good bugs" than "bad bugs" out there). The variety of bugs in nature seems limitless, and the same can be said of bugs made from polymer clay! Here are just a few samples created by the talented members of the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild.
Here are some cute little bookworms from Amazing Designs. When I was young I raised earthworms and sold them at the local bait shop, and now I encourage them to call my garden home. They help aerate the soil with their tunnels, and earthworm castings (poop) are excellent fertilizer. I'm also an avid reader, so I really like these particular bookmarks!
Unlike many people, I have no fear of bees. I find them fascinating and I always welcome them in my garden. They're such industrious little creatures! And for all the time I've spent with bees buzzing all around me, I've never been stung. I respect their space, and they don't seem to mind my presence among the flowers. I think they appreciate the delightful floral buffet I offer ;-) This Steampunk bee pendant from Desert Rubble is just awesome (and you know this one will never sting- LOL)!
Dragonflies are another of my favorite bugs. When I was younger and lived near a lake I would spend all day swimming with the dragonflies cruising over my head. Sometimes they'd even land on my outstretched hand to take a little rest. Now they patrol my vegetable garden and hunt other insects for me. I've got a few regular visitors that hang out with me all summer long. The way they cock their head when I talk to them (yup, I talk to bugs- LOL) I swear they're listening to me. This beautiful necklace from Dragonfly Serenade is a wonderful way to show your love of this delightful creature!
And who doesn't love butterflies? Dainty, delicate, fluttering through the air, stopping briefly to sip nectar from a flower before floating off again. In spite of their delicate appearance though, these creatures are surprisingly tough. Monarchs fly many miles (all the way from Mexico to the US!) on their yearly migration. Strength and beauty all in a tiny colorful package ;-) This butterfly wing pendant from Drunkenmimes makes me think of the Monarchs I see fluttering around my back yard every summer.
And those are just a few of my favorite bugs, as seen in polymer clay. Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations these artists have to offer! You can click on the pictures to be directed to the product listing, and click on the shop name to view everything they have for sale.
Have a great weekend!