Sunday is one of those days where you try to appreciate all the good things. Like today we had a day at the beach enjoying the sun, sand and water.
Last summer I painted a very abstract butterfly which now lives proudly on someones wall.
Sometimes I create things and don't know why. Sometimes I create things for a purpose.
This little butterfly has been on my mind for a while. I love the way butterflies seem to float on the breeze.
Butterflies are really just moths that got a lucky genetic break - at least from a human perspective. We love butterflies but moths eat our clothes and we chase them with flyswatters.
Since I am apt to try to draw pretty things, I suppose a moth might be out of the question. But you never know.
We had a really interesting caterpillar in our frangipane tree outside. It had brilliant colors - yellow, orange and black. I looked it up and it doesn't turn into a beautiful butterfly at all but it sheds its beauty to become a pretty mundane moth.
I was a bit outraged because the caterpillar was eating / killing our frangipane tree (beautiful flowers). We had a little catch and release program going on. We would take the caterpillars off our tree and relocate them somewhere it didn't do so much harm. I should do a drawing of one of those sometime.
I enjoyed my Sunday - I hope you do as well.