Consider The Butterfly was inspired after the death of a family friend. The night he passed a bright luminescent purple butterfly fluttered through a dream and landed in my outstretch palm. I don’t remember anything about the dream except the butterfly and when I woke up I knew I had to create this piece.
Paper collages are a fun art project that I can get Peyton involved in. She helps me cut the paper squares and often paints the canvas board. I like using canvas board because of the texture and strength, especially since I coat the final project with beeswax.
From here I did a little stamping and used a skeleton key for the body of the butterfly. There is something about the juxtaposition of the history associated with a skeleton key and the birth of a butterfly that I love. I included a butterfly quote from American writer, Richard Bach that felt perfect and found its way to me when I needed it. Happy synchronicity…