I sat down wanting to do a super realistic embroidery of a spider the other night, and while trying to decide which one, I stumbled upon the peacock spider (Maratus volans). I had never seen this before! This spider is amazing, and if I may say: it displays a level of cuteness and beauty that I never would have thought possible for an arachnid. It can DANCE.
Here's the problem: this is a lot of work. I usually don't have the patience to work on anything if it takes more than one or two sittings. So my goal is to finish this. REALLY finish it. Not move on to something else and say, "oh, I'll finish it eventually." I won't start anything else until it's done. PERIOD. Just like a grown-up artist is supposed to do. Get it done. Like a big girl.
(Oh, and if you want to see a video of the awesome peacock spider, this one on YouTube is pretty fantastic. I've watched it, like, three times.)