I am usually squeamish about bugs, but not the more interesting ones - like this praying mantis. I was coming in from the yard, and he was on the back porch. When I came back out with my camera he was still there, and did not seem to mind my closeness with the camera. After I took the pictures, I went back in to get a yard stick and measured him - 4 inches. This is probably the largest one I have come across.
I am calling it 'he', but I don't know that for sure.
As a fabric collage artist, I enjoy working with vintage fabrics and mixed media elements to create art quilt collage pieces. Old fabrics, lace, buttons, sewing notions, ephemera and photographs are my favorite mediums to use.
California, & Kentucky, United States
I chose to name my creations Threads In Time by Pallas, not only to reflect the physical threads of the old textiles, but also to reflect the threads in time each piece travels in an imaginary journey. I added my name, Pallas, to personalize each piece that I create.
I live in Kentucky during the Summer and Fall and the rest of the year in California.