And what’s a butterfly?

And what’s a butterfly?, At best


He’s but a caterpillar, at rest.

~John Grey

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.

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I made a few gift cards of these too. Wrapped in a little twine bundle, they make a perfect little gift in themselves.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/160787312/peacock-and-swallow-tail-greeting-cards?ref=shop_home_active

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These are the three butterflies,

Left to Right

emperor, peacock,swallowtail

 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.

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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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/162166492/instant-butterfly-collection-botanical?ref=shop_home_active

  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!

Hamish

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!

http://www.facebook.com/EweSir

I also recommend

https://www.facebook.com/IrishWildlifeTrust

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Butterfly-Monitoring-Scheme/171699046218823

for fab info and pics o n Irish wildlife and butterflies, they are a great source of inspiration and information.

Molly

Badgers, squirrels, and birdies

Been working away here, preparing for some exhibitions, so lots of new stuff, and unusual hangings.

These are my fab new prints on the etsy store, I just love them , they turned out so textural!

Tese are the next batch I hope to turn into prints. I really focused on expanding my Irish Wildlife Range

Don’t Forget to like the facebook page to keep up to date with new prints and offers.

https://www.facebook.com/EweSir

oh..heres a few pics of some mad shows these guys were featured in!

What you can see is the knitted cups and tea cups hanging from the roof!, The next picture is from a 24hour walking gallery where all the pubs/shops/restaurants are hijacked by artists to become art galleries for a week!

Hope you Liked

Molly