I thought a butterfly would be easy...but I was wrong! It should have been easy but I kept over- complicating it. I tried loads of different combinations, layouts and colours and hours later (literally hours!) it suddenly occurred to me- stick to what I know!
I started my design with a nest!
Recycled, red electrical wire, beads, cotton string, cotton doily scrap shaped into a nest...bliss!!
FYI: Lisa J also makes stunning wire nests! See here for just a few of hers. I have a feeling wire nests could be very addictive!
Red wire practically begs to be shaped into a heart!
My butterfly. Recycled beads, fabric, lace, recycled plastic netting and wire.
I think a nest is a perfect addition to the butterfly, not just because it is very 'me' but because the project is about the holocaust and the great cost children paid. Those children needed and deserved a nest made of love and comfort but what they got was in stark contrast. My nest is symbolic of the one they should have had and symbolic of the inner beauty of each child who suffered in the terrible holocaust.
This butterfly will flitter it's way over to Trudi and eventually find itself in an exhibition of butterflies to remember the children affected by the holocaust. To read more about the project or take part in it visit Trudi's blog. There's loads of time left to play.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post about the birds. Sadly Ang joined Ash in birdie heaven. I don't know why, he/she was chirping away all day and ate eagerly so it was a sad surprise to find him dead in the morning! I trust mother nature knows best...
Coming soon...my 400th post! This is post 396 so I better put my thinking cap on and think of something special to celebrate the big 4-0-0 with!
International Kindness Day- November 13...no kidding, there is a international date dedicated to kindess!
ICE collage #2...currently a work in progress:)