Monday, March 31, 2014
Many years ago we went to Calloway Gardens. There we found a large glass room, filled with beautiful plants and even more beautiful butterflies. The butterflies flew around inside their artificial home, landing here and there. Often they would land on our shoulders or hands. It sent a shiver of delight and wonder through me. I wanted to stay there forever watching these beautiful flyers and having them as friends.
So of course my village has to have a Butterfly House -- life wouldn't be complete without it. And it will honor these beauties who are having a difficult time in the environment that we have created.
I was inspired by some paper that I found at a nearby scrapbook store, brought it home and printed it onto fabric, thus giving me a door.
I had a lovely died piece of silk ribbon which had been waiting years for the proper use. A few seed stitches added some texture.
The back of some garish buttons matched my colors and added a little bit of whimsy.
"Without butterflies, the world would soon have few flowers. There is enough room in the sky for all flyers." - Trina Paulus