Saturday, June 6, 2015


Love is in the air!  Or on the ground anyways.

Och, the mosquitoes have been making sweet sweet love as an effect of our soggy weather.  They've been breeding like bunnies, and we've got plenty of bunnies too!

I'm covered in bites.  Apparently I don't run fast enough to beat mosquitoes.  How encouraging...
Meego and Wolfgang are similarly covered.

So rather than b*tch about the b*tch mosquitoes (the biters are all females, y'know), I decided to transfer my anguish to Illustration Friday for this week's prompt:  "airborne".   Although my mosquito is not shown in flight, I know she gets around.

Our backyard is still a swamp.  The runoff from the hill behind our house seems unrelenting.  Chaco noted that there is more than one species of algae (aka pond scum) growing back there, so I suggested we turn our yard into a biological research center.  Maybe we can get a government grant and all publish papers and get Ph.D's  while we wait it out.  Magnum is on some sort of mission to drain it.  He's at Home Depot as I speak/type.  We'll see if this alters our doctoral plans.

China's dog run is similary swampy.  She asks to go out, I take her out, she looks at her digs, looks at me and says, "You're not serious".

Oh well.  It is still better than fire.



  1. I can only imagine the field day those mosquitos are having in your backyard. But you're right... it' better than fire.
    Mosquitos look creepy to me up close, and yours gave me the willies. So well done.
    How's King Reese?

    1. Ugh, it's a real mosquito mob out there. We'll need transfusions soon.
      As for King Reese - no postcard, no nuthin'!

  2. I did not know the biters are all female! B*tches!

    I haven't noticed mosquitoes here yet. We've had plenty of rain, but maybe the temps have been too cool for them to hang around. Although last night we got a good steady downpour and this morning the air is warm and sticky. I suspect our buzzing friends will be along shortly.

    Your mosquito is great. You don't get to see that level of detail with the live and in-person variety. I kinda want to smack her though!

    1. Well, it's always something. I'm liking the end to the drought and fire dangers, so I guess we can put up with some itching.

  3. Excellent drawing. Good use of the red. I prefer my skeeters 2-dimensional, either in art or because I just flattened them.

    1. I don't think I'd ever seen skeeters in such detail until I went looking for references for IF. Creepy things! I'm sure any of your 2D mosquito creations are very artistic.

  4. Oh GOD I am seriously itching now.

  5. I was just clicking on some of your old posts. You've been blogging a long time! I didn't know your sketched. These are really good! I can't draw worth beans.