Positive Posts with Letitia Buchan – Fear Not The Spider…

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 24th January 2012

As part of Letitia‘s Guest Blog this week, she is offering 2 of her signed A3 prints to giveaway (you can see the lovely works here)! All you need to do is leave a comment on any of Letitia’s posts this week before 10pm Thursday 26th of Jan. The 2 winners will be drawn at random and announced on Friday. Thanks Letitia! -Jenny x

Fear not the Spider, the bite is in your mind.  Or in my mind, shall I say?  It’s always my imagination that keeps me up at night, I imagine lovely things like colour palettes, design hotels, typography, luxury homewares I can’t afford!  But I also imagine horrendous terrible scenarios too!   My imagination – what a gift and a curse!

Last week I found myself at the emergency ward of the Alfred getting x-rays and tests for something quite unusual. My imagination was running wild, panic mode. The thought of the worst case scenario was so overpowering. The fear of ‘what if’. I will not let that spider scare me again, because, hypothetically speaking – 99% of the time it won’t bite!

The point is, don’t let your fears ever overcome you, or take control over you.  Trust life and empower yourself.

Letitia x

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 24th January 2012


  • lisa 5 years ago

    Love the excellent reminder articulated so beautifully!

  • liz 5 years ago

    What a lovely post

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Exactly!!! A life ruled by fear is not a life at all. Love your work, looking forward to every post this week!! Thanks :-)

  • Claire 5 years ago

    To be or not to be, that is the question. To be so positive in life is the the answer! What a beautiful and exciting mind you must have! I wish I could see your thoughts!! I will enjoy reading your posts this week. I also love your prints. Well done!

  • sophie 5 years ago

    I LOVE this poster! It made me giggle. On a recent trip to sth america last month I went on a night walk through the amazon jungle trying to spot tranchular spiders and what happened to me?!? a giant amazonian bull ant the size of a small pony fell out of a tree, down my shirt and bit me on the colar bone! Who knew something so small could cause so much pain… you’d think such an experience would turn me off night hikes for good, alas it did not, and I had a fabulous time exploring the jungle and getting chased by wild pigs the very next evening :) Fear not the spider indeed! xo

  • Mel 5 years ago

    Such inspiring words, particularly when all you read in the paper is doom and gloom. Thanks!

  • Richard 5 years ago

    Loving the positive affirmations. Makes you realise how seldom we hear or read them in this crazy information overload age.

  • Bridie 5 years ago

    Strangely, the message in this pink poster would be perfect for my boyfriend…!

  • Cynthia 5 years ago

    Just love the colour and freedom of Letitia’s art, visually and mentally. Lots of fun.

  • Chloe Walker 5 years ago


  • Elissa 5 years ago

    Ha, ha. That is definitely one for me! I am trying to curb my reaction to creepy-crawlies and other scary stuff as I now notice my daughter copying me and shreiking a the sight of a mosquito! I realise how silly it is now. Your prints are really lovely!

  • Simon Darmody 5 years ago

    A profound quote presented well. I love the colours!

  • Eden Platell 5 years ago

    Love the colours in this one, pink and green are my fav! Can’t wait to see the rest of the posts this week!

  • eat my shorts 5 years ago

    Gorgeous colours and type. I’m seriously loving these posters! :)

  • Emmaline Letitia Whiteside 5 years ago

    Thank you Letitia! Your work resonates with the core of my being… I particularly enjoy this post as it reminds me of, well, me! Fantastic work!! Keep it up.
    ;) xox

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    I love the idea of positive affirmations meeting art….’Positive Artfirmations’ perhaps!?? Beautiful work Letitia. Amazing colour combos and I love your typologies. Lisa x

  • Louisa 5 years ago

    Beautiful, colourful print and the message is so apt for many of us!

  • Clementine 5 years ago

    Very enjoyable post!

  • Miriam 5 years ago

    Love this piece and what it says – both literally and metaphorically…

  • Nikki G 5 years ago

    This is wonderful! I’ve worked at the Alfred for 2 years and I think the place would be much more cheery with some of your artwork around :) We all fear the spider, but you are right – the anticipation of such a bite is usually much worse than reality. I love this!

  • Michelle Dennis 5 years ago

    This one is a little too close to home for me. I know my fear of spiders is irrational – but I can’t seem to stop it!

  • Nicola 5 years ago

    This is so true for me – literally and metaphorically! Love the colours used in your art.

  • Kirsty Curnow 5 years ago

    love yer work. x

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    This truly brightened up my day! Thank you!

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