Cloaked in mystery, the orchid mantis sits. Still, so still. She waits. Patience is her virtue. She is beautiful, yet discreet. Barely visible. Behind her camouflage she hides. She’s become what she needs to be in order to survive. She is a small miracle, yet a machine. She operates in stealth mode. Cloaked in her petal armor. Faster than the blink of an eye; before you see her, she strikes. It’s over quickly. She saw you long ago.
Published by lostartofmystery
Currently residing in Los Angeles, originally from the east coast. As a child, my family moved quite a few times for my father's job as a professor. Initially, I went to school at F.I.T. in NYC, with the dream of becoming a fashion designer. That dream, sadly, went sideways, and I went far off of my path. But, if all roads lead to Rome, my Rome was NYC. This time, I worked as a scenic artist, window dresser, prop and wardrobe stylist amongst various sundry jobs. After a few years, I relocated to the west coast, which involved a multitude of bumps, bruises, and setbacks. In LA, I finally made my way to work as a professional makeup artist for well over a decade. Those are the highlights, but I've taken many detours along the way. It's been quite a ride so far, and it's not over yet. So many stories to tell, so little time! View all posts by lostartofmystery