Elsie the Locust – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor and Sharpie

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Elsie the Locust – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor and Sharpie

I didn’t name this locust.   ESP from Paint My Photo named it.  Believe it or not, these colors really are the colors on that bug.  I swear!  Even the pink.  🙂  My friend Leslie White shared this site (Paint My Photo) on her blog recently.  So of course I had to go see.   If you click on the ESP link above, you can see the locust photo.

About Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was a powerful political figure in her own right, crusading tirelessly for humanist causes. She was born in New York in 1884 and was orphaned young. After Franklin was struck by polio, she acted as his eyes and ears. She was central to the creation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which she considered her crowning achievement, and wrote numerous essays, including a long-running column called “My Day.” She died in 1962.

I just finished a book by Ms. Roosevelt where she talked about the years immediately following the President’s death.  She was a remarkable woman.  I’m sure I’ll be reading more of her books.  –Beth



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jill
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 02:45:09

    Wow, I love this, Beth–especially the pink. I just found the Paint My Photo site and downloaded some pictures of tulips to try, too.


  2. lesliepaints
    Aug 03, 2012 @ 15:35:02

    Just saw this fantastic bug on Paint My Photo. You did great with the color and thank you for the link!


  3. Cindy D
    Aug 03, 2012 @ 07:34:08

    Beautiful, wow! Those raised bumps and vibrant wings are amazing! I think I need to join that site to see the photo, darn. I could join, but it seems like I keep joining things! So no joining for now. Which means I must take your word for it that this bug comes in these colors! So cool!


  4. Carol King
    Aug 03, 2012 @ 07:12:57

    If real bugs looked like yours, I wouldn’t be so scared of them.

    Heard you’re having amazingly hot days. Saw on the news this morning it was up to 113! Wow. Now that’s hot. Hope you are staying cool and enjoying some lake time.


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