Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A work in progress

Today I'm attempting to make
a faux butterfly display to give to my son Daniel
for his birthday in November.
I painted the butterflies with watercolors first,
then cut the wings with my X-acto knife
and folded them just slightly to give the effect
of a real mounted one.
I'm really happy with the result
but it turned out to be much more labor intensive
than I thought it would be...
I plan to frame it in a nice shadow box.

23 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Ellen said...

What a fantastic idea!! They are beautiful and he will love them!

10/24/2007 4:49 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

That is a great & cute idea. How fun! (Next...bugs!)

10/24/2007 5:10 PM  
Anonymous margie oomen said...

You should definitely check out elsita mora's 100 butterflies in her recent gallery show. Each one represents an inspirational woman, past and present. Her blog is . Your butterflies are beautiful.

10/24/2007 5:13 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Thank you so much ladies :)

Thank you so much for the link Margie! Her work is A M A Z I N, a real creative force...

10/24/2007 5:26 PM  
Blogger Lori Pickert said...

what a wonderful idea .. i can't wait to see the finished product. :^)

d's 11th is the day after thanksgiving .. j turned 8 last week!


10/24/2007 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Brigitte said...

I love your work - these butterflies are so wonderful!!!

10/24/2007 7:38 PM  
Anonymous sia said...

Your blog is a visual delight and these butterflies are wonderful - and I don't even like butterflies that much! ;-)

cheers from Amsterdam

10/25/2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...


10/25/2007 3:34 AM  
Blogger Caty said...

bellas!!! Love them!

10/25/2007 4:24 AM  
Blogger casey said...

What a beautiful gift! I at first thought the butterflies were photos that you cut out... they looked so real! :)

10/25/2007 6:08 AM  
Blogger Anina said...

What a wonderful idea!!!

10/25/2007 6:23 AM  
Blogger Gustavo Aimar said...

Se ven geniales... sólo les falta aletear y salir volando...

10/25/2007 9:36 AM  
Blogger mariss said...

How fun! Not to mention, much less morbid than dead butterflies.

10/25/2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger Marcela Calderón said...

Me encantan, Geninne!
Hermosísima idea...

10/25/2007 7:05 PM  
Blogger Bobbie said...

Beautiful butterflies!

10/25/2007 7:31 PM  
Blogger Diana Sudyka said...

great idea- brilliant!

10/25/2007 8:17 PM  
Anonymous sosser said...

so lovely and inspiring! a wonderful idea, beautifully executed (no pun intended) !

10/25/2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger life in yonder said...

Tus mariposas son preciosas! Preciosas.

Me encanto el comentario que me dejaste en el blog. Muchas veces se me olvida lo muy conocido que es JB por el mundo... :-)

10/26/2007 12:52 PM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

I always thought it would be great to have something like that! Like illustrated butterflies instead of the real thing. Looks beautiful, I am sure it is alot of work. Totally worth it!

10/29/2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger Angry Jenny said...

you have beautiful work! I love how you work with different paper materials.

10/29/2007 5:45 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

What a lovely, lovely idea.

10/30/2007 8:27 AM  
Blogger zees5 said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G as usual. ~Page

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