Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ladybug Ladybug

A couple of weeks ago, I looked out my balcony window and saw a ladybug. I thought "Oh wow! Today is going to be a lucky day!" I had a dentist appointment that I was a bit nervous about, and the ladybug made me feel like I had nothing to worry about.
I later found out that there is a strange over population of ladybugs right now. Oh well, that ladybug did bring me luck that day, as I did not freak out at the dentist :)
Then I remembered that old ladybug bracelet that I had. (pictured above) I had bought it when I first started selling art on ebay 8 years ago. I always thought it brought me a lot of luck. I wore it always. In the shower, sleeping, all the time. One day I noticed it was not on my wrist anymore. I was sad to think I had lost it somewhere. To my surprise, it showed up in the sleeve of my winter coat! One of the links had broke. I didn't bother to get it fixed and went years without wearing it. Last week (after seeing the ladybug on the balcony), I decided to get that link soldered so I could begin to wear it again. Twenty-three dollars later (a bit steep for one link to be soldered....but well worth the luck it will bring) I got it fixed and I'm back to wearing it. I must say, I'm already feeling lucky :)

Miss ladybug fairy is up for grabs on ebay. The auction ends tomorrow!


Ale said...

WoW!!!! Really is a BiG Red Party of Ladybugs!!

I love you new illus!! It´s very beautifull.


Karin Grow said...

such a cute bracelet and I love your painting too.

PilliPilli Handmade said...

I'm sure that Ladybug Lady will bring Lots of Good Luck!

And hopefully so does the bracelet!


elsiee said...

I'm hoping your ladybugs will bring me luck - I have misplaced a special piece of jewelry as well - off to check the cuffs of all of my coats!!

I had a lovely surprise related to YOU this weekend, will let you know when I post it!! can you STAND the suspense..? ;)

Alberta said...

LOVE her!

andrea creates said...

I've seen a lot of ladybugs lately too-
none so cute as your new painting:)

Jill said...

I had a ladybug land on me last weekend! There must be lots of them this year.
I don't think YOU ever need any luck with your artwork. It's always beautiful!

MyPinkTurtle said...

Bonjour Tascha! Ahhhh! That's where the ladybugs have all gone! We usually get thousands of them when we get a warm sunny day in fall but this year it has not happened yet and we wondering where they had gone ... Your little ladybug painting is beautiful! Have a great day! Hugs, LuLu

Heidi said...

I think this is just an adorable painting! Cute kitty too!

MyPinkTurtle said...

Oups! I forgot to mention that I have the same bracelet but mine dates back from the early 60s. I inherited it from my mother in law who had the most astonishing jewelry boxes! Hugs, LuLu

suze said...

Tascha, what a nice story. And it inspired another adorable painting.
My dental appointment is tomorrow...can I borrow a ladybug please?

sMacThoughts said...

I love this story. I think I need to wear one of these ladybug items!

Laura said...

I love ladybug too.

I always think that little things like the snow, a stranger's smile, a lovely flower in town,... can brings me luck.

Your paintig is adorable ^^

The Accidental Artist said...

Oh I love this little ladybug and my good friend Kim over at Soggy Dog will love it even more! Your colors are amazing!!