Sunday, February 4, 2018

2254 - What if your fears and dreams exist in the same place....

This morning I transferred an animal that we call "Weberknecht" from my bathroom into the basement and was broad awake afterwards and did a blogging tour. And then I thought why not creating  something relating to my early morning adventure. I drew a kind of bug - a fantasy critter and added a quote of which I thought fits the page.

I found out  that what we call "Weberknecht" in German  is in English a daddy longleg, harvestmen, shepherd spider or harvest spider and belong to the Order Opilionids.  I will for sure never remember this specific name - but maybe I will remember the funny name "daddy longleg".  These eight-legged arachnids are commonly misidentified as spiders, but they actually belong to their own, separate group – the order Opiliones. That's too much for me to remember and as my fantasy critter on the spread isn't a daddy longleg at all - it doesn't matter.

 That's it from me for today - it's of course an entry that I will link to Rike's new theme:
Happy Sunday and happy new week ahead!

Rechts oben in der Seitenleiste findest Du das Übersetzungstool!


  1. Hi Susi,lovely pages my friend ,we have daddy long legs here lots of them,lol,dont know where they come from ,lol xx

  2. hahaha, dein alptraum-Weberknecht ist einfach super (natürlich fragt sich die Biologin sofort: wo ist das vierte Beinpaar *g*, aber das ist ja wohl sowas von wurscht... wenn man sich gruselt, zählt man da nicht rum;))
    ich hab zwar kein Problem mit Weberknechten, aber deine frage im spruch ist trotzdem gut... würde ich? tja...
    klasse gestaltet, wie wir das von dir kennen und lieben!!

  3. Interest quote and pages Susi, not sure how I'd answer that.xx [aNNie]

  4. This is not a flying creature I dislike but I would have had to see it safely outside as well. We call them' daddy long legs' here.
    I love the fantastic journal spread you created, the insect looks cute with the leaves from his head. Its another great quote Susi, you find the right words for all your pages.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Fabulous page with your fantasy critter Susi - I wouldn't be so scared of him with his lovely colourful antennae (I nearly wrote antlers).
    The quote about fears and dreams in the same place made me smile as I can guarantee if there is a spider in our house it will always appear on the bedroom wall or ceiling :(
    "Weberknecht" did yours have 8 legs or 6 legs and wings?
    I always get confused with 'daddy long legs' and 'harvestmen' - I thought 'daddy long legs' were 'crane flys' and 'harvestmen' were the spiders with little bodies and very long thin legs and not too scary looking - oooooh :(
    Happy Sunday dear Susi - not sure what the weather is like at your end of the world but hope its not too cold or snowy.
    Liebe Grüße Gill xx

  6. Bin ich froh, dass dir heute morgen ein Weberknecht im Bad erschienen ist - denn so hattest du eine richtige Eingebung, diesen kleinen Fantasiekrabbler zu zeichnen, auch noch einen supertollen Spruch dazu zu finden, und zu meinem Tierthema zu verlinken!
    Danke für die wunderbare Doppelseite!
    Einen schönen restlichen Sonntag! Knuddel Rike

  7. Hoho... bei dir werden auch Weberknechte schön. Ich mag sie eigentlich nicht...
    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende noch

  8. Oooh that’s sort of a ‘cute’ critter Susi....but scary too!! Gill is right, their proper name is Crane Flies but they’re also called Daddy Longlegs but I know I really don’t like them!!
    Donna xx

  9. Love the quote, nice job creating 'daddy long leg'!

  10. I'm laughing because this often happens to me. I think something is one thing and it turns out I've created or identified something totally different. Fantasy or dream, this is a truly adorable and creepy entry today, dear Susi. I'm loving it for Art Journal Journey.

    And thanks for suggesting my page for TioT.

  11. A fun page with a great quote! Not an easy challenge theme to keep going with for a whole month, but I am sure your imagination will make you come up with lots of interesting things :o) Have a great creative week!

  12. I know about those-I was all legs as a kid and so my family used to call me daddy long legs. And I don't like those things. Your journal spread is just wonderful, and with the light colors and colorful branches decorating your bug I think I can accept him:)

  13. I've done this before. But not at this time of year. I kind of miss them actually because if they were around it would be summer time. :) Love your crazy bug page today. It is very cool. And you found great quote for the page! I worked on some pages this morning and hopefully I will get them finished off in the next couple of days. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

  14. hoho.bei dir sind sogar weberknechte schön,mich gruselt es ja vor ohnen,toll auch dein text dazu,eine rundumm tolle seite ist das geworden,liebe susi.
    eine schöne woche.

    schöne grüße jenny

  15. I love your fantasy creature Susi, he’s fabulous and the quote’s great.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. AHhh - Daddy Long legs - very common here :-) Love how it inspired your page with that fantasy creature Susi

  17. Liebe Susi,

    ich hab ja vor Spinnen keine Angst, dafür aber eine Wespenphobie, kann also die Panik gut nachvollziehen. Wenn ich die schon summen höre, wird mir ganz anders. Deinen Bug finde ich süß. Das Blättergeweih auf seinem Kopf gefällt mir besonders. Ängste und Träume liegen prinzipiell nahe bei einander, glaube ich, weil sie beide an unsere Existenz rühren.

    Liebe Grüße,

  18. Lustig da hat dich der Krabbler ins Bastelzimmer vertrieben und dich inspiriert. Super dein Fantasie-Krabbler und die Seiten dazu. Die Frage darauf läßt sich nur schwer beantworten, käme auf die Größe der Angst und des Traumes an.
    Liebe Grüße

  19. Habe eben so gelacht über deinen Weberknecht! LG Ulrike

  20. I love your bug page Susi! I wouldn't want to find one in my house though! :-)

  21. Liebe Susi,
    Deine Doppelseite gefällt mir wieder überwältigend gut. Ich wusste nicht, dass der Weberknecht gar nicht zu den Spinnen zählt. Bisher hielt ich den Weberknecht immer für die Art von Spinnen, die mir, egal wie groß, keine Angst einjagen.

    Ich habe zu Hause ein kleines Buch, das heißt "Daddy Longleg", eine sehr schöne, kleine Kriminalgeschichte. Das Buch hat mir sehr gut gefallen und das obwohl ich eigentlich keine Krimis mag...
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Start in die Woche.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  22. Wonderful pages! I like the quote too as I find living your dreams can be scary at times 😁. I'm not keen on daddy longlegs though, my hubby is on removal duty for them, he catches them in his hand - yuk! Your fantasy insect looks cute with the tree shoots as antenna and at least it doesn't have wings like a daddy longlegs 😉. I hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week dear Susi! J 😊

  23. Susi, again I join the choir of praises! Great entry - so creative, especially with the story!
    Hugs, Chris

  24. I've always called them granddaddy longlegs. I've never seen one inside, and now that I think about it I haven't seen one at all in years. Odd.

    Your fantasy creature is interesting, but my answer to your question is "no". I would definitely _not_ go there.

  25. I love the clever quote and your beautiful page, Susi. You changed your adventure into art! Kisses, my friend.

  26. We have lots to spiders and I am not a fan! But your daddy long leg looks colorful and a lot less threatening. Great pages Susi!

  27. Of course we cannot put spiders or daddies outside just now as it is too cold. I sometimes show them a bookcase to hide under if they are not huge but huge ones have to go further away.
    Oooohhh, but look at your six-legged monster, I would maybe put that one even further away.
    What a funny story, Susi. I'm not going anywhere where my fears live.

  28. heeheee Susi! You made my morning with this fun spread! I am still giggling, as I picture you carrying the daddy long legs down to the basement! heehee
    Great quote to go with your insect creature-perfect!
    Jackie xo

  29. EEEEK! I am smiling at this spread! Not just for the wonderful background the quote and your fun creature but because you rescued the Daddy Long Legs too! Hugs, Chrisx

  30. I love your illustration and the quote that attends it...just a great combo, Susi!

  31. What a thought-provoking question, Susi. I love the spread and the story of your adventure with the daddy long legs. I remember them from my childhood in Wisconsin. They apparently loved our basement. I'm sure he'll be quite happy in yours ;-)

  32. Das ist dann wohl der Grund, warum es mir bei Weberknechten keinen Schauer über den Rücken jagt! Deine Art Journal Seite ist total stark! LG Susanne.

  33. Well you made this adorable. Daddy longlegs fly..their legs are long and very thin...they dont bother me because they dont scurry like spiders do...yuck.

    Peace Giggles


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