They have waited 17 years for this! It's officially Brood X's Summer of Love. They don't care what else is going on in the world. They are going to make some noise and swarm all over to find that special someone. Today I spotted cicadas playing in busy intersections! They will do anything for love.
The birds have landed! During the pandemic I began a sketchbook focusing on the birds and the bees (and other pollinators and critters). I used it as a way to explore how I could incorporate more animals into my work.
For the past several years, my paintings have focused on colorful flowers and plants. This year I wanted to bring one of my other loves into the mix - animals. Over the years I have created many drawings for magnet designs with cats, dogs, and other critters. So painting the animals wasn't too big of a leap.