Saturday, December 3, 2011

What's in My Sketchbook?

I found myself thinking of butterfly pupa a lot lately.

Did you know that the process of a pupa turning into a butterfly is called "Metamorphosis"?  The little caterpillar inside the pupa basically breaks down to an almost liquid form so the cell could re-grow into a butterfly.

I wonder if this is related to my recent workplace drama.  I'm definitely watching my mind spinning and twirling with loads and loads of images.

Here are the butterflies ...(still working with acrylic washes)

20111120 Butterflies


20111120 Butterflies CU 1


20111120 Butterflies CU 2


(The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday - hosted by Eva and Kristin.  All are welcomed!  Do join in to share and support each other!)

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

27 comments:

EVA said...

What a beautiful delicate page. Amazing butterflies.

Mary C. Nasser said...

So beautiful, lovely and graceful.
Your art really does capture the essence of the butterfly. :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Christine said...

Beautiful butterflies, they look 3D.

Carol said...

These are exquisite!!! And the jewelry is great too :0)

Cameron said...

Metamorphosis is a powerful image...and to think the caterpillar has the same DNA...the same components as that butterfly he becomes later is just amazing to me....all it takes is a safe, nurturing environment...and voila!

I see your wings in all your art :)

Cameron said...

Metamorphosis is a powerful image...and to think the caterpillar has the same DNA...the same components as that butterfly he becomes later is just amazing to me....all it takes is a safe, nurturing environment...and voila!

I see your wings in all your art :)

Cameron said...

Metamorphosis is a powerful image...and to think the caterpillar has the same DNA...the same components as that butterfly he becomes later is just amazing to me....all it takes is a safe, nurturing environment...and voila!

I see your wings in all your art :)

Barbara/myth maker said...

So beautiful. I really love the way you draw.

Daniele Valois said...

Really lovely.

Ayala Art said...

it glows! SO beautiful and delicate... and your photography is so nice as well!

Mandy said...

so very beautiful..its subtle tones with the dash of red and purple ..stunning...xxx

WrightStuff said...

Beautiful beautiful butterflies - taking you on a new journey!

BlackPumpkin said...

You give them such a delicate and airy look!!

hastingshall2 said...

What amazing and gorgeous colors you've done on your butterflies! You certainly have a wonderful talent in the use of acrylics washes. Faye

Victoria said...

Blissful and beautiful..one of my fave power symbols (and moths too!) Gorgeous work..stunning and inspiring!
Victoria

rajns (carolyn) said...

Your butterflies are so peaceful and gentle with their beautiful wings! Hope work gets better!

Julie said...

Stunning!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

really beautiful images and love the softness of them... great colour palette as well... happy ppf xx

Steph said...

I love the aoftness and the colors used in this page....happy weekend!!

SHERI C said...

Exquisite work as always. Your pages are always at the top of my favorites to see. Happy PPF!

La Abela said...

Nice batterfly and nice colour, good works Saludos

Becca said...

So beautiful, I love this!

Rosy said...

Lovely colors and drawings.

Melisa said...

Such delicate beauty.

carlarey said...

Love your butterflies...especially the one at the bottom, it sort of looks like a Luna moth

Evelyn said...

Very pretty!

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