Catching Lightning Bugs - Jim Weaver
Jim Weaver says of this piece, "During the summer when lightning bugs were out, we spent lots of hours catching them. We would punch holes in the top of a fruit jar lid. At the end of the night we would turn the lightning bugs loose. I can still smell the stench of the jar when turned them loose."
This painting is 12 x 12".
I was born in 1943 in the small town of Sheffield, AL. I found out later in life that the section of town I was raised in was called Hooligans’ Corner. I started painting at the age of 60. I’ve been painting since 2004. I started doing shows and selling my work in 2005. I paint my memories of growing up in the late 1940s and 1950s. My work has been described as simple, naïve, and childlike. I enjoy seeing people’s reactions to my work. I get smiles, tears, outright laughter. I want my work to make people feel good, because I feel good when I create it.