Ariene hosted the first Drawing Challenge of the year with the theme of "snake."
So far this was the most challenging theme for me to capture. I first thought of the noun, "a snake," and then the verb, "to snake," and finally the object that snakes (to clear clogged drains). I think somewhere along my color-pencil doodling I managed to subconsciously combined all three.
My memories of snakes involve getting bit by one as a little girl and having my father attempt to suck the venom from my forearm. The stone stoop was warm from the sun and I was frightened by my father's actions but also protected. Many weeks passed before I wandered through woods.
Visual recollections of snakes with a huge lump along their body also advance. These snakes had just enveloped their meal, once a rat or mouse or toad.