Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Butterflies

I Love butterflies.  I really do.  They are so simple, elegant and beautiful all at the same time.  Butterflies seem to live a care free life yet have such a complex way of coming into existence.  How does one small caterpillar, sometimes a very ugly caterpillar, become such an amazingly beautiful butterfly?  Have you ever seen the process of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.  I have, it's amazing.  Our kindergarten class in school watched it happen once.  They arrive as these little caterpillars, you would barely notice them if you were out in nature.  Then they eat the food that is sent to you and they become enormous, or at least much bigger then they were.  And, all of a sudden, out of nowhere these huge caterpillars crawl to the top of the container you have them in,  and miraculously form this almost indestructible chrysalis.  They use a very tiny amount of glue to hang from the top of the container.  Of course, out in the real world they would be hanging from a tree.  Did you know that the bond is so strong that the wind doesn't blow them down?  I think it is more likely for the tree to fall down then the chrysalis to fall off.  What happens in that chrysalis is nothing short of a miracle.  One day this absolutely transformed butterfly comes out.  They are almost like chicks, and live babies, as they are wet and their wings need to dry before they can fly.  But when they do it is all beauty and one of nature's most amazing miracles.

Creating with butterflies helps me bring a little bit of nature into our world.  Sometimes the simple beauty of a butterfly can erase the chaos of a crazy day.  Maybe we should take a hint from the butterflies and make our lives much simpler.  Of course, their life span is much, much shorter than ours, but their is still something to be learned from the simple beauty in nature.  Why all this talk of the butterfly?  My project today has a butterfly on it and it inspired me to share my love of them with you.  My stamp is from I Brake For Stamps and is the rubber stamp, Blossom Fairy Cammy.


Materials I Used For My Project:
Copic Markers 
Wild Orchid Flowers
Stickles
EK Success and MS Butterfly Punches
MS Frond Punch
Glossy Accents
Spellbinder's dies
Cheery Lynn dies

Here's a closer look at my colored fairy.  Spring colors this time.  Spring is in the air, especially with daylight savings time being over.  I am LOVING all the extra light at the end of the day.  I'll be seeing those real butterflies flying around before you know it!


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