July 07, 2006
bayou acrylic and ink 8"x 8"x2.5"
Last night before we shut our eyes around midnight, I spied a bright yellow green light the size of a LED in the window! It was flashing off and on. I was amazed! A live firefly! My German husband had never seen (in his words) ... a flashlight sort of bug. They are more like "glowing embers" in Germany he said, not this wild ambulance light of an insect which we have. It put on quite a show for a few minutes and then disappeared ... or did I go to sleep? Ah well, either way, it was fantastic. There seems to be less and less of them around which is sad to me as they are one of the few insects that I find facinating.
Here is the second work from the series. Bayou. A small house on the open water out of the Bayou in Louisiana somewhere in my dream away from it all under a deep red moon. The people inside are having a dance party with all the lanterns and candles in the house lit.
That's my rural skyline for Illustration Friday too. Go to IF to find more skylines!