And what’s a butterfly?, At best
He’s but a caterpillar, at rest.
Inspired by the stunning butterflies on the wild Buddleja growing outside, I veered away from my typical wildlife and fabric applique to try something truly different.
I made a few gift cards of these too. Wrapped in a little twine bundle, they make a perfect little gift in themselves.
These are the three butterflies,
Left to Right
I wanted to do predominantly Irish butterflies as I love to work from my own images, but I was taken by a few colourful exotic species too! I kept the plant life home grown though, with buddleja, thistle and wild daisy.
I had in mind that one could display their favourite two or three in a row, but when photographing, I just loved this little formation. Something extra quirky and distinct about it.
I framed these up in a raw wood frame from a sustainable forest, must take some pics of that soon… actually lots more pics to take but in the middle of shooting, I had a liitle visitor get very jealous!
I’ll post more soon, but if you interested in following me on facebook to see more progress shots and of course more of Hamish!
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