The Last Caterpillar

I have some sad news. Over last weekend, my last polyphemus caterpillar died. I thought my projects were over, but on Thursday, I was taking a walk, And I discovered something.

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He’s now in my custody, and doing fine. He eats maple, and is in his 5th instar. I know that Woolly Bears are really basic caterpillars to raise, but beggars can’t be choosers. Plus he’s adorable.

I’ll tell you how he’s doing as much as possible. =)

P-O-L-Y-P-H-E-M-U-S-!-!-!

Ya, I know. Ich bin nicht really here. I’m probably out somewhere swimming, or kyaking (MISPELLED!!!), mit miene cousin. This ist eine sheduled post. I just couldn’t wait to tell you about my big news. I recently found some Polephemus moth eggs!!! My spicebush swallowtail project didn’t work out so well, and neither did the black swallowtail one. However I now have about 20 kliene polephemus caterpillars, about 5 millemeters long, living in a jar in my room. It is coolest moth, an I LIEBT sie. Das ist why I had to spell it out for you, for dramatic emphasis effect.

Here’s my own tiny creepy-crawlies:

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Ich have come in contact with diese moth before. Here’s the picture I got:

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Beautiful, isn’t it.

When Ich get back from the trip I’ll tell du how the caterpillars are doing.

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar painting, the succesful post

Ok, so the first time I attempted to post this, It didn’t work. But now I’ve made sure that wont happen again. Long story short, this is a painting (as the title suggests) of the Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar. Basically the most interesting caterpillar in the world.

A Pipevine Swallowtail, courtesy of staticflickr.com
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Very pixilated image of my painting, courtesy of me
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Well, I had more to say about the painting in my original version, aber ich wissen das ich could say it a bit simpler. Personally, looking back, I think I included too many criticisms. Not that its perfect, but considering das es was one of meine first canvas paintings, I think it’s pretty good. Now the caterpillar itself has been one of my interests since I found it in a handbook, when I was randomly selecting one to study. The painting is, as I said earlier, was one of my first paintings on a canvas. Early enough in the process of becoming a painter, I didn’t even have regular acrylics. I used craft acrylics. Still, now that Ich habe diese good kind of acrylics, none of the colors would have worked as well. However, I may not have had as much trouble with the shading. I’ve noticed that with the thicker texture, it’s easier to blend, aber nicht make it one shade alone. But, I didn’t have them and I had to remove some of its horns, from the painting. Well, I had to cut some of them partly because everyone thought they were legs. Maybe now that I’ve improved, I’ll add them in again.
OK, I’ve actually added more than I originally had, and I have to go somewhere with my family, so I’ll wrap it up. Ich bin just glad that I have the opportunity share this with all of you, as well as the many other painting posts I’ll be making over time.

Catterpillar Poem

I was working rather hard to write a caterpillar poem that Ich actually liked. Then I remembered the poem I had written earlier this year for literature class. It actually was nicht sehr bad. So I put it in an interesting format, using Paint, and this it how it turned out:

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Ich like es, aber Ich regret my choice in saying “One year later”, when actually it’s about 6 months. I really am proud of it though, including the original draft.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Whenever I share poetry, it’ll probably be similar to this.