I get amused when I show photos like this one to people and they say, "oh, how pretty"... Then the next day they go out in their yard spraying for weeds and bugs! This beautiful purple star flower belongs to the infamous horse nettle weed which is one of the most prolific and hated weeds in this area! It is a prickley plant with long tap root that spreads by underground runners and is really hard to get rid of... A true die hard! Then there is the matter of the cute little beetle bug, the dreaded Japanese cucumber beetle! Such an adorable little subject, that will turn your squash and cucumbers, pumpkins, melons and who knows what else into stripped bare branches in a heartbeat! But hey, I don't have a garden or a well manicured lawn to worry about, so I am able to appreciate the beauty of common pests like these!
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Hello and welcome! I am Shelli Fitzpatrick, a born again Christian, wife, mom, grammy, animal lover, artist and graphic designer. I am currently designing and making art for four print on demand sites, Fine Art America, Redbubble, ArtPal and Zazzle. This site is a showcase for my artwork, photos, designs and some of the products I have added them to. The products I have designed are available for purchase through those print on demand sites and links are provided above. I also feature the work of other artists and from time to time I write about and share links to great resources for artists and designers. Don't forget to browse the other pages of this site for more goodies! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your visit!