And here is one that I did as a t-shirt design idea and entered it in the employee art show at work.
It's the second lobster I've done. The first one I filled only with tangles that reminded me of the ocean. That one is hanging in the Burton Gallery in Sacramento California (otherwise known as my Aunt Marion's living room). This one is filled with a little bit of everything.
My baby swallows are all grown up! Yesterday all but one began practicing aerial maneuvers from the eaves to the tree out on the lawn and back. The airspace over the patio got quite crowded. The last little guy has made it out of the nest and is crouched on his belly on the overhang so I suspect today he'll 'bird up' and earn his wings just like his four siblings.
Ben, naturally, is terrified of them. They don't help to alleviate his fear by dive-bombing him as he comes out the door. He's having a difficult time getting his potty business done. It's hard to pee when you are only 2 inches off the ground, cowering for your life. I hate to tell him but after this batch is gone, there is another batch ready to hatch in the next in the other corner of the patio. Best to just hang with my theme of adapting on the fly!