Have you seen the photos from Australia of a spider eating a bird? It’s freaking me out! I really don’t like spiders. I think that’s a common phobia isn’t it? Most everyone in my family hates spiders. I have two brothers, grown men with children of their own, who I’ve seen scream and run like little girls when they’ve encountered a spider. And they aren’t ashamed to admit this. I think I’m more tolerant of spiders than they are. I don’t like killing spiders. I think that’s bad luck. I usually leave them alone if at all possible. If they’re somewhere that they’re invading my space I scoop them onto a piece of paper or cup or something and then toss them outside. I think that’s only fair. They were just trying to do their spider job, you know. I have one rather wicked looking one living in a corner of the bathroom right now.
He’s been there for about a week and I just don’t know what to do about him. He’s starting to disturb the other people who live in the house and I know if guests come over it seems weird that we have a pet spider living in the bathroom. I am ashamed of all those cobwebs – but seriously, I think they’ve just been brought there by the spider. I didn’t notice them previously. Plus, the camera flash makes them look a lot worse than they do it real life . . . you’re buying all this right? Ok, fine, I put them up on purpose. Some people pay good money for synthentic cobwebs – well, I use only ORGANIC cobwebs, so there! And real spiders. No pesticides. I think I deserve some green halloween award for this.
Here are some creepy spider drawings I did back in the early 90’s – inspired by The Cure’s, Lullabye. Yeah, I was one of those dorks! Believe it or not, I hadn’t ever seen the video for this song. It just always seemed like a little kids book that wasn’t really for little kids. Kind of like Mother Goose. Well anyway, here was my take on it:
(There’s that creepy top hat again!)
And here’s the doodle that started all this!
And here’s the real thing . . .