Way back in my February 2017 blog I told you all about the intrepid Green Tree Frog I found in my letterbox and about the painting it inspired called ‘Land Acquisition Order’.
I ended the blog saying the story would continue in a couple of months. Emmm is that a typo? Did she really mean a couple of years? Whoops, how time flies.
For many months now, I’ve been gently removing a number of tree frogs from my outside spa. These guys are not going anywhere in a hurry, especially since I’ve had to stop adding chemicals to the water in case I cause them harm. They are such gentle and mild beings and I love how they cling onto your hand looking all calm and collected whilst being transferred to a more suitable spot for tree frogs. Like a TREE.
Anyway, this prompted me to continue the story from Land Acquisition Order and I imagined what the frog and spider might do after vacating their letter box in the town suburbs. Images of the intrepid duo flashed through my mind of them braving workmen and bulldozers as part of their journey or to finding their way to the inner city and facing the perils there. As a person who cares about wildlife you can get focused on man’s negative impact on our wildlife, but the poor buggers have their natural and imported predators to dodge as well.
Hence the reason for my new painting ‘Out of the Frying Pan’. Our intrepid pair have found their way to rural Australia only to discover they have a whole new set of problems in their search for a safe abode and a happy ever after.
(With special thanks to Tracey Watt and Martina for helping me out with reference images)
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Samantha "I'm a person who feels I live in paradise and truly love Australia after immigrating here in 2003. I work as a foreign exchange trader, live with my true soul mate, husband Albert. I have a passion for Aussie wildlife and became a registered wildlife carer in 2005 and can say I feel truly privileged to be able to raise and rehabilitate orphan wallaby/kangaroo joeys. I love these creatures with my heart and soul. My dream is to be able to help struggling volunteer wildlife carers, financially, so that they can do what they do best without worrying how to pay the next vet bill"