All of April’s World Watercolor Group prompts have to do with springtime, and after looking over the list I realized there are a lot of creepy crawlies in the challenge. This is way out of my comfort zone because I am not fond of observing these things close up, let alone painting their details. As a kid I had no issues picking up worms but was not fond of spearing them onto fishing hooks, and lady bugs and butterflies somehow did not offend my senses.
I started painting an inchworm but his little face was a bit too creepy for me, when suddenly I remembered my daughter’s old toy called a GloWorm. The face of this plush battery-operated “worm” lit up with a gentle glow when squeezed or hugged, making it a good bedtime toy for a child to snuggle.
I promise to tackle a few of the April challenge critters during the month, but I also promise there won’t be a lot of detail. Guess it will be a good chance to practice some loose watercolor techniques!