This is another drawing where I feel like it doesn’t live up to the original photo, which happened to be taken by Dawn Bertuca, this year’s Artist in Residence at Spring Bird!!!
Dawn is a macro-photographer. She uses her iPhone to take these incredible close-ups of nature. Check out her work here https://everybeautifulday.com/
I chose to draw the grasshopper because I am always surprised by their jumping. They blend in so well with the grass that I never notice them except for when they are in motion.
Their surprising me also always brings me joy. I laugh to myself seeing them hop about moving before I can really set my eyes on them and study them. I am like a kitten befuddled by their jumping.
What do you think about grasshoppers? Do they make you laugh, too?
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.