Friday, August 28, 2009

collage: catching butterflies

It's the last few days of August, and autumn is coming up fast... so perfect day to enjoy a summer collage while we can! I have never tried to catch butterflies before... the idea of it always makes me think of Jane Austen-type scenarios where girls in hoop skirts gallivant through tall grass and laugh in the shimmering sun, as they unsuccessfully chase dozens of the colorful winged creatures, whilst taking breaks for tea and cakes. Hmmm... doesn't sound half bad... anyone up for some butterfly catching this afternoon?

ps. some more blog features this week - thanks to Carol for featuring one of my birdy collage on her blog That is Charming and also thanks to Gay for featuring my bookplates on her blog I Dreamed I Saw.

19 comments:

Christie Cottage said...

LOL, I have never caught butterflies either. But lightning bugs are another story!



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Eadaoin said...

oh this is so pretty! i really like this, i think you've inspired me a little to try collage out. i can't draw so i like to take photos instead, but collage seems like a great way to get creative juices flowing too, i may give it a shot someday :) thanks for the inspiration!

when i was little we used to catch butterflies in our hands - they were all over our garden because of the vegetable patch and all the flowers my dad grew. i always remember the weird spidery feeling of their little wings and legs tickling my hands, it was such fun :)

SleightGirl said...

Very cool! Where I grew up we would catch marnarch butterflies.

Kate8085 said...

Yay!!
When I lived in Columbus, there was a huge conservatory there that had hundreds of butterflies flying around..it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen!!
Beautiful collage!

Alicia Istanbul said...

I've never done it either, but it sounds like a nice idea for a Friday afternoon :)

our little love nest said...

I am so looking forward to autumn but I love the summery collage so much! She is too adorable! xoxo

Elissa said...

i just love that you managed to use the word "whilst" in your post. one of my favorites, you know ;-)

MAB Jewelry said...

This is so pretty, and I am also a fan of "whilst."

tikikiki said...

This is sooooooo cute!!! I love it and makes me want to get a butterfly net!!!
xo

Kate & Oli said...

I love this! it's so cute :) and i also love anything that inspires jane austen-ish fantasies :)

missbmckay said...

I love the collage! So sweet! Saw you on etsy, and I'll be following up!

the Lost Earring said...

If only life were so simple :) There is a butterfly exhibit every spring at the local zoo. That would be a great place to bring your net, but you'd probably get thrown out and/or arrested. Hee hee, tangent...sorry ;) Cute piece!

Sharon said...

I'm enjoying the Jane Austen butterfly-catching fantasy a lot. But wouldn't the girls in her novels mostly be trying to catch the young men?

koralee said...

I love this collage...I adore yellow and pink so my heart is loving it! Happy Weekend to you!

Hollyrocks said...

It's so sweet and pretty! I see dead butterflies on my pavement all the time after it rains. Needless to say, they're pretty easy to catch.

velvetwoods said...

I love butterflies,there's a butterfly green house here in melbourne at zoo.They have the most amazing gigantic butterflies that fly around your head and sit on your head...hope not doing a poo! hmmm anyways love your collage,you have an amazing way of putting your work together.

Bonzai Beadwear said...

So pretty! Love the colored butterflies...great job!

Almost Precious said...

Butterflies are one of natures lovely gifts. Whilst we while away the hours shall we watch the butterflies as they flutter by? :)
Cute collage.

Hey Harriet said...

What an adorable collage! I've never tried catching butterflies. It's not something I would ever try because truth be known, butterflies scare me a little bit. Maybe that's weird. I don't know. I enjoy looking at them but I just don't like them fluttering too close to me! Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)