Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Come into My Web

Welcome to our new blog home. We decided to switch to a platform that offers more features, particularly a more convenient comment section for you. So come on in and tell us what you think. We love to hear from you.

When we started fixing up this new space, we came across this fun background. How could we resist it with a name like Arachne? Spiders are mostly identified with Halloween, but the spider plays a prominent role in the myth of Arachne. She was an expert needlewoman who challenged the Roman goddess of wisdom, weaving, crafts and warriors Minerva (also known as Athena in Greek mythology) to a weaving contest. Arachne hanged herself after Minerva shamed her for portraying the weaknesses of the gods in her tapestries. Having pity on the girl, Minerva brought Arachne back to life as a spider. From then on, Arachne and her descendents were known as great weavers.

It turns out we have another tie-in with the myth. Athena (Minerva) is usually depicted with an owl.I never even thought of that connection when I was designing Owl and the Pussycat Accessories and Owls' Night Out, but what could be more fitting. We haven't found a link to bees or Christmas yet, but that won't stop us from continuing to design around those themes.

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