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.
This close-up is from the endpapers for Pocketful of Posies, which is shown more in an earlier post here.
Here is another butterfly project, a felt purse from Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects. The shiny dots are nail heads.
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.
Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.
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!
oh, i may love these the most!! such beauty in your work.
How beautiful! But the moth is perfection. You’ve captured the slightly tattered beauty that they have. Love it!
Lovely butterflies! I really enjoy your color sense and stitching.
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!
Your art really IS perfection! LOVE them. The moth is beautiful
Love it! The felt pins are fantastic; the moth is wonderful.