Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I See Butterflies In My Dreams

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...

7 comments:

Arlene Harrison said...

I laughed when I read this because I am such a butterfly person. In fact I was married to a man once who told me that if another butterfly came in the house, he was leaving... the butterflies are still there!!! My late husband was much more tolerant of -- and even encouraged -- my obsession. Made gift selection a lot easier for him. I love all your butterfly designs. I am going to learn to work with transfers one of these days.....

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Arlene. You let me know when you want to start image transfers, and I'll send you a bunch of butterflies to work with, okay? :)

SharonP said...

Lovely vessel- I would enter the challenge but I've never attempted a vessel of any sort. By the way, I have awarded you a One Lovely Blog Award. Please see my blog to accept!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Sharon, go for it! This isn't my thing, either, believe me, but after you do one, you want to do more. I did some practice Bottles of Hope and based this one on one of those designs. (Psst, the base is an empty Bath and Body works air freshener bottle!)

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Oh, and thank you again for the lovely blog award! I'm getting a big head with 3! :)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oh my goodness, your work just gets better and better, I keep thinking I've seen a favourite then another pops along ...

Thank you so much for my award! x

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Carolyn, for the encouragement and support!