"I cannot say what my sources were. I love nature in all her forms; I love her in the smallest blade of grass, the humble flower, tree, grounds and rocks, up to the majestic peaks of mountains. All things for their own character rather than a whole. I also shiver deeply at the mystery of solitude." Odilon Redon ( 1867-1915)
I am a little obsessed with webs and spiders since writing my mom's eulogy. In a good way of course.
That little love spider is has a needle felted and embroidered body and stiffened crocheted legs. It will be taking a trip soon to deliver my love to a wonderful friend of mine.
Here is a little question for the day. Redon's spider has ten legs and thus does my embroidered version. Why do you think he added an extra pair of legs? Is that why he is smiling? I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.