This is far too clever not to blog about! Love it!!
Her explanation goes as follows: Dolce Far Niente
I took this photo 2-3 months ago, when all I wished was to spend a few days relaxing like that.
This holiday season that’s pretty much what I’ve done. Relaxed, stayed by the pool, took many pictures, had fun with friends.
But this coming monday *it* starts all over again. I had never had problems with mondays, but this time I do 😛
About this photo, it’s all real, I had even recorded a video to show the non-believers that the bug is alive and really holding the “newspaper” up, but it turned out too big and youtube isn’t accepting it.
Anyway, when I took the vamos à la playa photo, I actually had this “dolce far niente” in mind. I had been wooing this little parasol for quite a long time (it’s my brother’s) and one night I had insomnia, I was thinking about what bug would be big enough for a photo with the parasol and had the brilliant idea of capturing – guess what? – a cockroach.
That was such a stupid idea!! I set out to the street wearing my pajamas and… People… cockroaches stink so bad!!! LOL! I had never gotten so close to one before. Also, I didn’t know that they do chase YOU! Flying! Luckily there was nobody around to see/hear me screaming is disgust and running back inside the house! 😛
Ah… all these found memories and adventures with the animal kingdom. 😛
So finally, eventually, my mother found this Scarlet Lily Beetle – (Lilioceris lilii) aka Lily Leaf Beetle – which is cute, clean, slow.
I made the cardboard box chair, cut and clipped a piece of newspaper, set all up and took the photo 😉
I can’t imagine how much time and patience it took to come up with this. What a terrific use of diverse resources!