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.

  • bookrats

    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!

  • sunshine

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    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!

  • Rich

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

  • Wallyhood

    @Rich, national security.

  • Janey

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

  • Wallyhood

    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.

  • Carrie

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


  • Carrie

    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!

  • Diane

    Does the ladybug slow traffic down?

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