Saturday, 28 July 2012
The Bee and I
I'm an insectophobic. Well, not a severe kind, but some days I could runaway screaming only from having a moth fly near me. Although I can't recall when it all started, I still have vague memories of me as a kid hiding behind my dad, covering my ears because I was afraid that a bee would mistaken them as the entrance to its hive. Today, I regret to say, that the phobia continues to haunt me. People have called me silly probably a million times, but what can I say? It's not like I can help it.
A few days ago, in the attempt to clean up my kids' room, I found my daughter's junior encyclopedia and stumbled upon a page with bees on it. It's a beautifully illustrated book and the bees just seemed to jump right at me! The strange thing is, I suddenly had an image in my head that was screaming to be poured out onto paper. So I ended up in the studio instead, drawing and painting this girl and her friend. The bee. :))
I won't lie that I spent the longest time just drawing the bee. I had to cringe every now and then from observing the details. LOL! It was quite a challenge, but I must say I really love how it turned out.
Well, the next time you're out in the garden and see a bee flying your way...think of me. :)
Evangelina (and her bee!) is now available in my shop.