Thursday, October 29, 2009

Weaving webs

At Talespinning, I celebrate storytelling and the people who weave those tales, so imagine my delight when I found this sparkly web by valoqueen at LiveJournal!
Why do spider webs fascinate me? Consider the orb web, which is constructed by a spider producing sticky silk and first making a rectangular framework. Then she radiates spokes out from the center of the web and finally lays spirals around those spokes. The result is strong and lovely--just like we want our stories to be.
Later, I may post a spooky or silly snippet in honor of Halloween, but, for this moment, I just want to enjoy the pretty sparkly picture. Hope your weaving is going well and that those preparing for NaNoWriMo are gathering all sorts of colorful threads and patterns for the month ahead.

14 comments:

Andrea Cremer said...

Ooooh, I love the sparkly web!

Tamika: said...

Love this post and the sparkly picture! I am enjoying all the threads of my NaNo project, I cannot wait to dive in.

Davin Malasarn said...

That's definitely cool!

Corey Schwartz said...

Nice graphic!

Donna said...

Happy weaving to you. I liked your earlier spidey ghost photo, too.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Great picture and great metaphor. Now...back to weaving...

Solvang Sherrie said...

Love that picture!
I'm gathering my threads for a (hopefully!) productive NaNovember :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm getting excited about the weaving to commence Sunday. A big ol' heartfelt thank you to Andrea, Tamika, Davin, Corey, Donna, Suzanne and Sherrie.

Robyn Campbell said...

EWWWWW, PURTY WEB. I love spider webs. I am SOMEONE'S WORST NIGHTMARE ON THIS HALLOWEEN! BWA HA HA HA HA! Happy Halloween to my pal Tricia. And happy Nanoing.

LET THE WEAVING BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

MG Higgins said...

Love the sparkly picture! I normally don't mind spiders (too much), but we have way too many of them around here. If we didn't "control" them somewhat, we'd never be able to walk in our front or backyards without running into about a hundred webs. (Only slight exaggeration.)

storyqueen said...

love the sparkles...not a huge spider fan, but the webs are things of beauty.

Looking forward to a snippet.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Robyn: You're scaring me! Is it safe to come to your blog? Happy Halloween, my dear.

Melissa: Well then, with all those spiders, you don't have to decorate for Halloween. :D

Shelley: Oh! Now, I better write one...

Bish Denham said...

Beautiful!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thanks Bish!