Sunday, October 01, 2006

Invasion

This sucks.

Nate was out of town this weekend, so I was going to be ambitious and productive and get all sorts of painting done.

I did five acrylic underpaintings last week, and was ready to get to work with the oils on Saturday morning. I headed down to my studio in the basement, and while I was cleaning up my palette, I noticed a huge wasp flying around by the window screen. I closed the window, trapping him between the glass and screen, and continued with my painting, managing to finish two paintings before dinner.

This morning, I headed back down and completed a small 8x10" painting before lunch, then started on another small study. As I started to get into it, I noticed another wasp flying above my head.

Now, my studio is in a walkout basement, and I had assumed that the first wasp just managed to squeeze its way in through a gap in the doggie door. But to have more than one of these things flying around in my basement seemed a bit strange. Just then, I noticed the distinct sound of insects hitting a window, and found that it was coming from the back room of the basement. I went and looked, and there were about 20 yellowjackets flying around the inside of the window!!

So, I turned off the radio, grabbed my dog, and headed upstairs. I'm 7.5 months pregnant, and didn't really feel like pissing off a colony of wasps in my basement!! I figured I'd send Nate down there to fix the situation when he gets home tonight - that's what husbands are for, right?

So much for my productive weekend of painting... Why'd they have to take up residence in my studio, of all places?

5 comments:

  1. I'm not pregnant but I would have done exactly what you did. Well except I don't have a hubby.

    So they better not invade my studio! Yikes.

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  2. I am 9.5 months prego and I would have ran my chubby body as far away as possible until someone else dealt with it too :)

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  3. Hi Stacers,
    It's almost a Hitchcock's film.
    Do you remember The Birds?

    And I love your painting :O)

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  4. Thanks for the trauma-inducing image you included with your post. I'll be sure to send a link to Lianne...

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  5. OMG!! Stacers

    Nice! Do you sell those bees or what?
    Or are they paintings?

    Fabulous works!!

    Cheers,

    Yanook

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