I plan to install a few beetle people on a canvas garden when I have some time! The canvas is a vivid and rather splotchy painting from 10 or 15 years ago, and I am so tired off it! The painting just does not stand alone, but it may make a satisfactory beetle habitat!
However these last weeks have been community project and family time here, so for now beetle installations are on hold. The two arrangements below may become permanent, but only after some long scheduled summer plans are over and done.
At left is the rather chaotic and colorful canvas, which now seems to be more anchored! I have layered on beetle tracks, gems, and three varieties of beetle. At right one of my largest beetle people, clearly a Golden Lady Beetle, settled onto a recently broken plate. She seems very much at home!
My lady beetle is durable of out of doors but unfortunately the plate glazing will not survive many seasons of winter weather unless I can find a way to seal and protect it! And beetle people on a canvas garden will not be very suitable for out of doors either! Can I make a canvas garden durable for all weather? That is the challenge for later this summer.