So, I used to see luna moths all the time as a teen, when I was delivering papers with my mom. In all honesty, they scared the crap out of me. I mean, you come around the corner on a dark morning when the world is almost too quite, and suddenly you're face to face with this moth the size of your head perched on a wall. In my little universe, things weren't supposed to be that big. Being oversized like that was reserved for mutated things in horror movies, like ants and fifty foot women.
Well, I haven't delivered papers in a decade and probably haven't seen a luna moth in as long (probably merely because I'm no longer wandering darkened hallways in the wee hours of the morning). Then, a few nights ago, I was standing at my back door, having just turned off the porch light when I saw one flutter out of the darkness for just a moment before disappearing into it again. Just for a moment, but long enough for me to realize how pretty they are (at least when they're not perched on walls, scaring young girls) and I knew I had to design a print of one.
So I drew it out and carved it up, and of course, printed it in green and this is how it came out.
|Luna Moth Original Linocut|
|Luna Moth Wraparound Linocut Card|
Okay, now I'll go enjoy my weekend. You do the same.