spider work and a suggestion for your evening

spider work

spider heads

I think the headless bodies are kind of  creepy – a band of mindless marauders.

** And also-  this is so up my alley – maybe yours too- tonight on PBS: “Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World”

“A fantastic sea adventure, a cautionary economic and environmental tale, and a mythic saga of man and nature, INTO THE DEEP: AMERICA, WHALING & THE WORLD will premiere on the PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 9PM.”

13 Comments

  1. Ann,I see your tools are as antique as your materials. What a treasure!

  2. Super spider legs!
    Are those little balls in the bowl spider bodies or spider eggs sacs?
    Cool, either way.

    Susie
    TheAntiquePalette.etsy.com

  3. I love the bowl of heads the best 🙂

    Definitely reminds me of something Other Mother would have in her lap!

  4. If you turn your back on them, those spider legs might walk away!

    Thanks for the suggestion regarding the PBS show. I will definitely watch it. Now I have a suggestion for you: Read “In the Heart of the Sea” by Nathaniel Philbrick. It’s a true account of the Essex, a whaling ship than sunk near the Galapagos Islands with only a handful of survivors and almost no provisions. It’s fascinating, not just for the story of the men but because it describes what life was like during this time when America depended on whale oil. A really great book, well written……

  5. I like the wire spiders, Ann. So simple! And the little egg round thingies, too! Don’t have tv, but know it probably is a great show!!! thanks, debbie

  6. Creepy but beutifull! Makes one think again before he opens an old box…
    Glad to see you are well. It is mornning here in Israel. So -Have a nice day!

  7. Hey Ann, great to see a photo of the person behind these wonderful creations.
    I wish the spiders in my little corner of the world were as “pretty” and delicate as the ones you make!!

    Have just waved goodbye to Hubby and 19y.o son, they are headed to New York, staying in Brooklyn.

    My son is a muso and playing a few gigs in NY and touring. You can check out his music at http://www.myspace.com/richardperso and see where he’s playing.

    He likes to save the hairy, long legged spiders that make their way into our home,. I on the other would prefer to ‘relocate’ them!! Fortunately, now the cooler weather is here, they will keep their distance.

  8. Hi Ann. Just found your blog and shop tonight and have been utterly enchanted by your work. Would you mind if I mention you on my blog with a pictur?. I just want everyone to see your beautiful work. Kind regards, Amanda x

  9. Hi Ann. Just found your blog and shop tonight and have been utterly enchanted by your work. Would you mind if I mention you on my blog with a picture?. I just want everyone to see your beautiful work. Kind regards, Amanda x

  10. ahhh right up my alley thanks for the tip- i hope they have it viewable online! i have lots of old whaling blood and witches too. i found a painting of a ship in the Peabody museum in MA that one of my ancient relatives sailed and there was born an interest in old sailing vessels. love your ships, of course – you are a great inspiration.
    jessica

  11. I am so glad that I stumbled upon your blog! Your skills and imagination are amazing!! You should be published-you should be a creator for a movie or SOMETHING!!!
    Amazing-amazing-amazing!
    I am thinking that I MUST add one of your owls to my home-soon! I NEED him!! How pathetic am I-I need something that I had never even see until 5 mins ago. Oh well-thats how I roll!
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Please, stop by sometime and visit! I would love to meet you!!!!!

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