Tuesday, August 23, 2011
(Frisian, a Northern Netherland language,
informal for 'Hello")
'Butterfly Forest Fairy' Collage Art Doll by inkspired
I am celebrating the last of the summer butterflies today!
I love to see the first butterflies of the spring and summer.
I look for them all summer long.
They are much fewer now.
I would love to go to their 'winter' resting place.
How beautiful it would be!
framed paper butterflies, etsy
courtesy Dover Books
"Just living is not enough", said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine,
and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Anderson
stained glass to color, courtesy Dover Publications
And what's a butterfly? At best,
He's but a caterpillar, at rest.
- John Grey
stained glass coloring page, courtesy Dover Books
butterfly postage stamps
Here are a few scherensnitte patterns that feature butterflies for you:
from an out-of-print BackStreet Originals book
both of the above patterns are by Patty Rook
'Broccoli Butterflies Wood Sprite' Collage Art Doll by inkspired
Here are a couple of beading patterns for you that feature...
simple beaded butterflies added to cards!
I have another beading pattern for a butterfly and daisy bracelet,
but for some odd reason I cannot get it to transfer to my blog.
Some day I WILL become the blogging master!
...but not yet.
'flapper' in butterfly costume
butterfly mandala, from a book of mandalas, Dover
'Tatiana' by Frederick Howard Michael
and here is a close-up of her crown:
'I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
Or whether I am now
a butterfly dreaming I am a man.'
- Chuang Tzu
altered paper doll by inkspired
My altered paper doll, shown above, is a very fun way to recycle
and old paper dolls that might have flaws, or tears,
or are just ready to become something else.
I actually scanned and printed my paperdoll
in case I need the original for another project!
I then took a few flower catalogs,
and snipped out all the pieces of purple flowers that I could find.
I arranged and re-arranged, and fussed
until I liked what I had.
Then I took my trusty Aleene's Tacky glue,
dabbed it on the snipped paper, and glued them to the paperdoll base.
To finish, I traced around the finished paper doll onto purple paper.
I cut out the silhouette and glued it to the back of the paper doll.
plastic butterflies, www.butterflybazaar.etsy.com
It's about time for me to leave for my dentist's appointment.
I love the way my teeth feel after a cleaning!
Don't forget to leave me a comment!