Tonight I tried a new trapping technique. I put a big piece of white drawing paper under each of my endangered plants and then...shook the plants. The earwigs fell onto the paper and were easy to see and smash. I got some smaller ones that I might have missed.
I usually hunt with a partner. It's safer that way. She mostly talks while I pulverize. It's been a very bonding activity. The garden has been a nice place for interaction this summer. We're planting and growing seeds together, and that's the sweetest fruit of all. Speaking of that, yes I have been in the studio everyday working on this rather large Tree of Life painting for the show with my dad and sister this fall. I'll post it soon. It's been a challenging painting because it's quite complicated in design as well as concept. I've changed the composition several times and I only stuck with it because of my dad and Dan Barney pointing out it's potential. I do enjoy the challenge. The painting I get to work on next is even bigger and my heart beats faster just thinking about it. Oh how I love my job.