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It all started when...

...I was six, and my mom used to recite this to me:

There once was a girl who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead.  When she was good, she was very very good. And when she was bad, she was horrid.

Why do I remember that? Was she talking about me?!  I think all of us like a good villain.  Even better, a villain who doesn't realize that she's horrid. 

And so, Stella Blackwidow was born!  This newly-hatched spider girl can't wait to meet new bugs and build her own tribe. But when she goes out on The Big Aventure, she accidentally...CHOMP, gulp, oopsie.....eats them!  Poor Stella...will she ever overcome her villainous ways?  Should she?

 
 
sketch-Terri Murphy

                                                       Sketches from Ladybug Magazine for feature story, issue Sept 2017

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