Ladybug, Ladybug

The beautiful intersection-wide Ladybug painted at 48th and Burke will be getting a refresh this Sunday afternoon, Carrie M. tells us.

The ladybug was created six years ago as the brainchild of Eric Higbee, who has put photos of early sketches and the creation of the bug on his web site. Every year, a group of neighbors get together to refresh it and enjoy a bit of sunshine and comraderie, and this year, it’s this weekend. Stop over and join the fun.

As we mentioned last year, the city has an informational sheet if you’re interested in creating a ladybug of your own.

  1. bookrats said,

    It is always a pleasure to walk through that intersection, thanks to the artistic efforts of the folks that live there.
    (That, and the chickens and ducks!)
    Thanks to everyone who works to keep the ladybug looking good!

    Fri, July 16 at 8:46 am
  2. sunshine said,

    love the ladybug- and love the neighborhood spirit.  great way to come together.

    Fri, July 16 at 2:19 pm
  3. Anonymous said,

    I believe it is 49th and Burke.
    I love the ladybug, chickens, and ducks as well.
    Thanks neighbors!

    Fri, July 16 at 2:59 pm
  4. Anonymous said,

    I love the ladybug! Thank you for enriching our neighborhood with the art, so creative.
    This is the special kind of touch that shows we in Wallingford care about our neighborhood.
    Thank you to all the annual painters and Eric Higbee!

    Fri, July 16 at 5:53 pm
  5. Rich said,

    I wonder why the ladybug seems to be blurred-out on google maps?

    Fri, July 16 at 8:40 pm
  6. Wallyhood said,

    @Rich, national security.

    Sat, July 17 at 10:18 am
  7. Janey said,

    Glad to hear the ladybug is still with us — heard it was a huge controversy within the immediate neighborhood!

    Sun, July 18 at 11:24 pm
  8. Wallyhood said,

    Yes indeed, heard the same. Interesting that none of the nay-sayers have spoken up here. Says something about the crowd we attract, I guess.

    Sun, July 18 at 11:30 pm
  9. Carrie said,

    Amen to that! So nice to see positive responses to the Ladybug!! I live on the bug and love love love it. :)


    Mon, July 19 at 1:07 pm
  10. Carrie said,

    And P.s….we repainted yesterday and had an awesome time. Music, food, neighbors…it was awesome. Swing by to check it out freshly painted if you are in the neighborhood!

    Mon, July 19 at 1:09 pm
  11. Diane said,

    Does the ladybug slow traffic down?

    Fri, August 27 at 10:31 am
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