Close-ups (butterfies)

I slipped in this moth (actual size 3″), even though it’s not a butterfly. He was a character in a story called “The Great Cleanup” (1979), which I wrote about in an earlier post here.

Moth from “The Great Cleanup” 1979

This close-up is from the endpapers for Pocketful of Posies, which is shown more in an earlier post here.

detail from endpapers in “Pocketful of Posies” 2010

Here is another butterfly project, a felt purse from  Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects. The shiny dots are nail heads.

felt Purse from “Felt Wee Folk” 2003

This tiny butterfly (actual size is 1″) is a detail from my upcoming book, Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. See the whole illustration for “Jumping Joan” here.

detail from “Pocketful of Posies” 2010

Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.

7 thoughts on “Close-ups (butterfies)

  1. Love the butterflies…but the moth makes my heart sing! You really captured the moth in every way.

    We were in Amherst last weekend and I was thinking of Emily..and that poem.

    Synchronicity and serendipity that you posted those lines!

  2. How beautiful! But the moth is perfection. You’ve captured the slightly tattered beauty that they have. Love it!

  3. Love how Laure described the moth…my sentiments exactly! I am also very taken with the chain stitch, which is so fun to do and looks great!

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