Well, I’ve reached the end of my personal 31 Days Of Creativity which centered around butterflies and in particular origami folded paper butterflies. And having reached the end of my challenge, I decided to set the butterflies free to return to nature.
So, BEEing wise, I decided to retire from the scene.
NOTE: After a month of folding paper butterflies, I have not been able to master the techniques needed to create a butterfly to even come close to the illustration seen on the cover of the instruction manual.
Today, I decided to vary my daily creative quest and go from origami to an art form used by Man Ray and Pablo Picasso.
I created this work about 49 years ago. The objects featured in the photogram are assorted butterflies and moths, mimosa branches, dandelions and other weed blossoms. The 12 x 36 print was decoupaged to a sheet of masonite and has hung on the wall of the sun porch until last week when the screw holding it up pulled out of the wall and came crashing down in the middle of the night. I thought someone was breaking into the house and got up to see what was going on. My fearless canine companion yawned and went back to sleep. No damage, other than my Australian bush hat falling into Renee’s water bowl. Well, it had to be washed anyway before I mowed the lawn this week.
OMG! IT WAS A LOST WEEKEND! Well, I had to have some excuse for missing an entire weekend of CREATIVITY! So I cranked up the origami butterfly production to capture all the days I missed.
SATURDAY – DAY 26 — THE SISTER MERRY BUTTERFLY
Hopefully, I’ll be able to give you the written update on the past weekend a little later today.
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SUMMER’S FINEST BLOOMS DAY LILIES
And yes the peach one is my favorite.
Today, I took a break from folding an origami butterfly, and took the opportunity to enjoy the cool July weather that returned overnight. I went trekking and used my camera to capture images of butterflies I spied on my trek around town.
They both have a center fan segment that catches the wind of twirls. The wind also rotates the butterflies to keep in the direction of the moving wind.
It was part of a special exhibit in the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Climatron which is a multi-level tropical greenhouse encased in a giant geodesic dome. I’ll cover more of my TREK to the Garden in tomorrow’s and Saturday’s posts. In other words, that means I took a lot of photographs that I have to go through before I can post them. By the way, have you ever seen of CORPSE FLOWER? You will in one of my next posts.
The only problem with foil folding paper is that the reflection of light makes it difficult for photograph. Also, you can’t make any fold corrections.
[Note: I just realized that there are 31 Days in July.]