12.16: butterfly project

12.16: butterfly project

The last butterfly of 2016!  This one is precis octavia, or the gaudy commodore. And for Christmas, I attached a big one to a chunky hand fabricated charm bracelet hung with and old collection of noir-like black coral branches, vintage mexican silver buttons, and a...
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...
10.16: butterfly project

10.16: butterfly project

October butterfly: heliconius, a widespread genus with a passion for passion flower and batesian mimicry, where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species as a defense mechanism. Clever.  Mine has a sizable antique peridot...
8.16: butterfly project

8.16: butterfly project

This month was the buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia (see the calendar photo at the end of the post).  I’ve drew a super simple, graphic representation of the bold coloration of the species and two fluttered off my bench. August will soon be a memory…...
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,...

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