Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Butterfly Emerges in Spring


I'm once again joining Rosie at Rosie's Kleine Bastelwelt (Rosie's Small Craft World) this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme Spring.

And nothing speaks of spring better than butterflies flitting through the early spring flowers.

I colored the quote, but when I did, I tore it.  It reads "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

l was once again able to get into my craft room for a couple of hours and sewed this collage together.   I haven't sewn anything for so long, it felt really good.

For this page I created in my large art journal, I began by sewing the three collage elements together, then I sewed them to the pink backing page.  The focal image was from a calendar that I cut to size, and the quote was computer generated.  I left the strings long on the variegated thread to denote movement.

I am simply thrilled you joined me today.    Thank you beyond belief for your continued support of my art.  Today, you will find me at Art Journal JourneyHope to see you there, too.

23 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece, love the stitching. Got computer problems, excuse my brevity! Valerie

kaybee said...

I love butterflies! I also love the texture created by the stitching, something that I've not tried, but perhaps I should try and incorporate some hand stitching into a canvas - food for thought! Happy Springtime

My name is Erika. said...

Nice. You are right about butterflies saying nice spring weather. Do you have butterflies yet? Keeping this short this morning, (could be a slippery drive to work so I need to get moving) but did want to say I love your latest page. :) Enjoy your day! Hugs-Erika

Dortesjs said...

awwww this is great, love butterflies ;O)

RO said...

What a great piece, and glad you were able to get back into sewing. Something about seeing colorful butterflies in the air just makes the world seem so peaceful and relaxing. Hugs...RO

Rosie said...

This is a gorgeous piece, Elisabeth

Thank you for sharing it at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

Have a wonderful weekend

CJ Kennedy said...

I think looking at your lovely butterfly page is the only way I will see butterflies for quite sometime. The weather dudes are hinting at another big storm next week.

Meggymay said...

I love this page and the beautiful butterfly, the sewing looks fantastic, I liked the loose threads for movement as well. Butterflies do make us hope for Spring.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the design of this page and how you've done the stitching. Such a lovely preview of spring :)

Jeanie said...

Definitely spring! Yay! I love butterflies and the stitching gives such a wonderful texture. The colors are beautiful.

And by the way, your comment on my bunny post had me smiling all the way through breakfast! Thank you!

Sami said...

Nice theme, love butterflies, it's a pity we don't many nowadays.
The loose stitching is interesting and as you say gives it some movement.

Sandra Cox said...

Today must be butterfly day:)
This piece was perfect for spring. I love the idea of leaving the threads for movement.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

what a really nice piece today Elizabeth ; very colorful and welcoming ~~~~ you did a nice job with this ☺☺♥♥

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is beautiful Elizabeth! You made a good decision to leave the threads - they really add to this! Apologies for not being around in blogland! Today was the fourth day we have been out for most of the day and I have been trying to do the gelli plate challenge in between while! By the time the evenings have come all I want to do is sit and watch TV (or doze in front of it...grin)Hugs,Chrisx

kathyinozarks said...

Lovely journal page Elizabeth I love butterflies.
Happy weekend

aussie aNNie said...

Wow this is just gorgeous, love that quote and I could read it very clearly...gorgeous with the stitching.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Dianne said...

Beautiful piece! love the spring colors and subject...and the stitching too!

Rike said...

Your sewed collage with this butterfly-beauty is fabulous! I like this pink background and the variegated thread to denote movement!
Happy weekend, dear friend!
Rike xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

There something about stitching on a journal page that always grabs me. I love how you left the loose ends. Also love the Maya Angelou uote you chose. So true.

Incipient Wings said...

What a lovely work of art! such a great image and the colors are beautiful..:)

Cindy McMath said...

I love this page Elizabeth! Great composition and I am a fan of the stitching. Lovely!

Nancy said...

Beautiful butterfly, and the stitching is a great accent.

Halle said...

You got me with pink!! Add a beautiful butterfly and I'm smitten.