Tuesday, March 8, 2011

1,500,000 Butterflies

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I am still sick. In fact, I think I might actually be dying. I'm not normally melodramatic about these things but it's been a while since I've felt this icky. So, what's a girl to do when her brain doesn't feel like engaging in work, but she's out of re-runs and recorded television to watch? Why read blogs and draw of course.

While blog reading, I ran across Two Dresses Studio and the Butterfly Project Open. Trudi over at Two Dresses is acting as a sort of rest stop for handmade butterflies bound for the Houston Holocaust Museum's 1,500,000 Butterfly Exhibit which will be on display in 2013. I was so inspired by this idea I made not one but three butterflies which are now in their mailing container ready to head off to Trudi's place to mingle with the beautiful butterflies she has already collected until she sends them on to the museum in December of this year. I still don't think of myself as an artist but I did thoroughly enjoy working on this project and was really happy with how they all turned out. I'm also going to use the blue-tipped one for the Zentangle Weekly Challenge - which is the first time I've submitted something for inclusion in that project.

My other two butterflies...

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The yellow one includes the poem that is being used as an inspiration for the entire project by the Holocaust Museum.

10 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really interesting project to get involved in, thanks for posting about it. Your butterflies are beautiful!

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  2. All 3 are beautifully done - and thank you for sharing the link for the butterfly project. That is new to me.

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  3. It this appears twice--sorry. I am amazed at your ability to find creative projects, not only find them but "do" them. Totally awesome!

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  4. Your butterflies are lovely wonderful that they will be a part of something as special as the holocast memorial. Hope you feel better now XOXO Zoe

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  5. Your butterflies are glorious! Sounds like a great project too.

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  6. Thanks to everyone for the comments. If you also create a butterfly - I'd love to see them!

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  7. welcome to the challenge, love the butterflies!

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  8. Your butterflies are beautiful! I am so grateful for your post and for your effort to spread the word about this meaningful project. I will email you the day they touch down.
    Many blessings,
    Trudi

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