Lady Bug Pays It Forward

Painting by Niya Christine. Copyright 2013

#83/365 Paintings

She had rested so many times on the graciousness of flowers. Wings pulled in tightly, so she wouldn’t disturb their high speed growth. Flowers were to this ladybug what a nice warm bath or meal is to us humans. She could hear their leaves unfurl—the molecules buzzed along, binding so fast and soaked up waves of photosynthesis in close sync with water in the earth. Today, the ladybug pays it forward as her flower friend takes a long deserved rest.

Project notes: Acrylic, pencil, silk dye, watercolor, gesso, ink and charcoal on wood. And yes, the red flower is wearing sunglasses. He’s just too cool for school.

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