Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly

As an artist and a gardener, I find butterflies to be amazing creatures, adding an extra element of beauty to their surroundings.  Every year, in the fall and the spring, Monarchs, the "king" of butterflies, make an amazing migrational journey.

Here is an excerpt from a great article I found titled; "Migration of the Monarch Butterfly "
      "Monarch butterflies are not able to survive the cold winters of most of the United States so they migrate south and west each autumn to escape the cold weather. The monarch migration usually starts in about October of each year, but can start earlier if the weather turns cold sooner than that......"                                
if you're interested in reading more, you can find the entire article HERE.

On Etsy, there are any number of artists who are also fascinated enough by Monarchs as well as other types of butterflies to feature them in their work.

Here are a handful of MY favorites!

Angie of the Artangel shop on Etsy
 created a beautiful painting
 featuring the flight of butterflies title,
"If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies"
To see her on line shop, click HERE.

MDaisleyMoffitt's homage to butterflies
is a lovely representation of
the abstracted natural forms of butterflies. 
To see her entire collection of work, visit her Etsy shop.

Kenneth Rougeau featured butterflies
 among other things in his ACEO (Artist Trading Cards) titled,
You can visit him and his work at his Etsy shop.

Eva Juliet created a wonderful piece
emmulating the flight of butterflies titled,
"It's never too late to be what you want to be! 
For more information, check out her Etsy shop!

Six Sisters on Etsy,
has featured butterflies
 in several of her pantings,
 you can see her entire store HERE.

This is a piece by
Lois Reynolds Mead representing a Monarch butterfly in the format of collage. 
You may see more of her work in their Etsy shop.

Interested in more cool butterfly stuff? Check out this fascinating VIDEO featuring the FLURRIES of Monarchs as they pass through on their way home.  Notice how business-like they are, there's very little ditzy fluttering from one plant to the next; it's just flying, food, rest and more flying......I think they are incredible!


Eva Juliet said...

Wow! Thank you so much Stephanie for featuring my work on your blog. I am very touched! Vive les papillons!

Sixsisters said...

Stephanie this is wonderful ! Thank you so much for including my
painting. Butterflies bring a special joy into my life.

Chauncey said...

what a beautiful collection of work.

ZudaGay said...

What a lovely post!! Butterflies are a wonderful subject!

Judy Nolan said...

What a lovely selection of butterfly products!

Michelle said...

Stephanie, Thanks for including my painting along with your wonderful selections! You are very kind.

artangel said...

Stephanie what an interesting feature! I've always been drawn to butterflies - they represent the human soul in some cultures. I love all the art you have chosen, and I'm very flattered to be included here - thank you!