Thursday, July 25, 2013

Butterfly Joy

The other day I was out in my yard when suddenly I was surrounded by about forty tiny white butterflies. I believe they were cabbage whites (pieris rapae). These not glamorous butterflies, but still nice to have around especially when they landed on my head and arms. I was afraid to breathe for fear they would leave. It was one of those rare experiences in life that touched me deeply. It also inspired me to tackle next month's ATC theme, butterflies, with heARTist Trading Cards.

My original plan was to use a photograph I took of a swallowtail on my buddleja and the quote, "For a long time she flew only when she thought no one was watching." I just couldn't get it a place where I was happy. I have learned to let go and move. Rejoice! Wish I had learned that lesson sooner.

When I came across the butterfly stamps from Hungary (They even have the names of the butterflies on them and I had just enough!), they helped me move in a new direction. I used Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist which doesn't show up in the photo but it adds subtle effect when you look closely. The butterflies additional butterflies are rub-on transfers from 7 Gypsies. I am a sucker for stickers and rub-ons. They are instant gratification.  I did use the photograph on the back.  I still cannot get over how much I am learning and loving the journey of creating small art. Do you like making small art?


  1. Looks like that beautiful creature was posing just for you.....LOVE it when this sort of opportunity comes along. Your ATCs are lovely!


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