Thursday, March 15, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

butterfly picture

original picture

butterfly parts

There was a collection of mounted butterflies in a case at the Butterfly Pavilion, to include a Blue Morpho and the edges of a swallow tail. Because there are spaces between the specimens there are spaces in the cross shape that do not have butterfly parts as well. Thought I'd try this as an experiment.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

the eyes have it

Always liked the "fake" eyes on butterfly wings, it distracts the butterfly's prey and it makes for an interesting pattern in a mandala.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

black and white butterfly

When I made this mandala, I just said yes! It pops, the purple adds a touch of color. Went on a photo shoot at the Butterfly Pavilion a couple years ago, love the color of their wings! Just a fun experience if you have a similar place near you - go!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

monarach butterfly

Went to the Butterfly Pavilion several years ago and thought I'd revisit what I saw in mandala form. Here's monarch wings

Sunday, February 18, 2018

butterfly wing

Butterflies are movement in the garden - beautiful, colorful movement. I enjoy having them in the garden. The speckles in the middle are reflected by the speckles on the edges of the wings in this mandala.