Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I am just about freaking out today. Bugs have been the problem around here. I don't really like them. I think they are super cool to look at and I actually like to make them in clay and other medias, but the real ones that can hurt you.... I don't like. At the same time, I don't like killing things. If it won't hurt a person I catch them and take them outside and let them go. But lately, we have been finding ticks on our pooch and yesterday, I found one on myself. AAAA! I have never had one stuck to me, so scary. My son, Fletcher has seen three black widows at school in the last week. The last straw I saw a palmetto bug, (a.k.a. roach) crawl across my living room today. Thankfully my dog was chasing it and he got it. Bugs were the one thing I feared about moving to Georgia, they are huge here, but because of the drought last year I think we didn't see the normal amount. EEk! I know, I gotta get over it.

This bug in the picture is my friend Joyce Fritz, her studio name is Yipes! She makes these like life bugs put of polymer clay. They are pins, aren't they super cool?

Have a great day,


  1. The bug pin is gorgeous. The real bugs, not so much.

    Most bugs we catch with our bug jar and fling out of the house. Ticks, we squish with no mercy (or stick them in a jar of rubbing alcohol). Our dog is a tick magnet. We tried rose geranium oil on her last year, but had to finally get Frontline.

  2. I'm really with you on this. Bugs are quite cool but, like, outside.

    PS. I'm a huge fan of your beads. And that doesn't really change by your having a tick or two.

  3. You are so funny! I wondered if it was the best thing to do, writing about having ticks and roaches, it doesn't make me sound that fun to be around. Glad somebody out there thinks I'm still okay.

  4. this is a beautiful bug- Wish they all looked like this- not a fan of the flying insects especially if they are bigger than my face LOL


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