Oh synchronicity! Having just completed this scratch-board and ink drawing of wasps, one stung me on my hand.
Not a bad sting fortunately, only a tiny burning bump. I was sitting in the garden supposedly meditating while my monkey mind gibbered and absentmindedly brushed away what I thought was an ant. Was this a note from the universe to cease and desist!
I came indoors and went online to social media as one often does and a post showed up calling wasps A**holes. Here was a perfect opportunity for showing this artwork.
Wasps are really beneficial to our environment, although a little short tempered. Any creature that can build such beautiful paper nests deserves respect.
Looking back, the drawing was inspired by a visitation in early March when I found one on my leg while painting. I have never seen them that early in the year. When a second one appeared in the windowsill it was time to pay attention and do the artwork.
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