Is it like a sign or an omen or something? I can't escape the butterflies all of a sudden. I am not a nature girl, DEFINITELY not a nature girl. I do have a flower garden, which I use for potpourri ingredients, but I don't plant it, or weed it or even water it. That's what nieces and nephews are for!
Nope, I don't commune personally, but lately, I seem to be drawn to images of vintage butterflies, birds, and flowers. I am on butterfly overload! They are so pretty, though, aren't they? Who doesn't love a flutterby, with their gloriously colored wings and little antennae...okay, well I honestly don't love the creepy little antennae thingies so much, but I'm firmly on the butterfly bandwagon.
One of my favorite backgrounds to use for image transfers is a butterly collage. Hudnreds of line drawn butterflies you can put on any color clay, including marbled scrap clay like these. It was a "Eureka!" moment. I love to twist scrap clay and roll it out to see what kind of stripes I get.
I've also been working on ideas for an entry for PCAGOE's July challenge, the theme of which is "Vessels". I did this piece last night and entered it in the challenge. See all the little butterflies? I think I'm addicted...is there a Butterflies Anonymous?
To see photos of the other challenge entries, please visit our monthly challenge photo pool at flickr, and check back here on June 30 to see when and how to vote for your favorite Vessel!
Off to find more scrap clay and play mad scientist again...