Secret lives

Secret lives

Last season’s geraniums owe their life to this antique volume. Every year I dread the task of pulling out the potted gardens and tossing away the plants I can’t squeeze onto the windowsill or rationalize the possibility of overwintering. When a friend...
11.16: butterfly project

11.16: butterfly project

Time for the November butterfly (see calendar page at the end).  It’s my favorite… blue morpho (the photo in the middle is from a visit to a butterfly habitat a few years back).  This time of year I’m up to my eyeballs in metal everywhere, so change...
9.16: butterfly project

9.16: butterfly project

The September butterfly is the eastern tiger swallowtail, papilio glaucus, one I spent a lot of time with this year.  It’s featured on my summer magnet!  Much drawing and fussing over this particular critter ensued.  So for right now, no metal… my drawings...
7.16: butterfly project

7.16: butterfly project

The July butterfly is the red-spot jezebel… see the calendar page photo for my 2016 butterfly project (one butterfly each month as they appear on the calendar. Mine perches sideways in copper and silver on a delicate silver band, size 8. High summer is underway,...

1.16: butterfly project

Artists make up these wacky projects to get themselves to do things, often they are personal challenges throughout the course of a given year. I’ve not been so inclined. But this year I’ve tripped over one. I happen to have a calendar of 12 months of...

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