Here are some of the elements I've included in the painting, almost all published in the 1800s or the turn of the century. There is a piece of a spine from a book on the left along with a little original bee sketch of mine. The two birdies are from an old childrens book from the 1800s as is the beetle illustration and text on fireflies. The eggs and almanac are also from the 1800s. The bug house ticket is newer, 1950s, and the dragonfly paper is handmade. Lastly, the spiderweb behind the beetles is a copy of a real one I captured early in the morning near my pergola.