Saturday, March 04, 2006

Illustration Friday: INSECT

June Bug
When I was a kid we used to catch june bugs in the summertime. We would carefully tie a string to one leg of these insects and let them fly about while on our "leash". This was a summertime ritual when I was young and I don't see kids doing it anymore. Perhaps because it might be considered cruel to the insect or perhaps just because todays' kids have much more important things to do. I miss those days gone by and have to admit that it sometimes brings a tear to my eye when I see children catching fireflies, playing kick the can, hide and seek, or catching june bugs to tie on string. Youy don't see enough of that nowadays!

10 comments:

Janet said...

This is my favourite so far.If you will remember, I always did the june bug thing with you,BUT...the minute they dropped that icky bug poo on my arm, I was through!

The Unknown said...

Bug kite?
love

georg said...

Maybee I should bye a lot of thread to the summer? Or maybee not - but sweet words and nice illu

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I always hated it when their little claw feet dug into your hand, though.

Love, Lisa

Joe said...

Man do I remember these! We had a fig tree out back that was loaded wit them in the summer! Have a good week!

cool raine said...

i love to catch bugs, you have nice work

Don said...

This would certainly terrify my wife. ...hmmmm..... >:-)

artofmyheart said...

great illo and story. it's not to late to teach our kids/grandkids that stuff. what about whistling through a blade of grass? ah yes, summer. tastes like luke-warm koolaid to me.

ValGalArt said...

Boy, I can't agree with you more about missing fun childhood activities and rituals. Ron this is so beautiful and well done! I wish you would submit drawings more often! Fun isn't it? Love the saying and love, love , love your drawing!

RHoward said...

Thanks to everyone who commented. That was fun to do that little sketch and think about childhood pasttimes.

Thanks all.