11 x 19.5 inches
Commercial and hand-dyed fabric,
raw edge applique, machine pieced and quilted,
paintstik, beads and wire
I must confess that one of my favorite parts of this months challenge was discovering May Swenson's Unconscious Came a Beauty (here). During the first few days of June, as I worked in my sketchbook, I would read the poem and look at Karen's photo. While I briefly considered doing some sort of Celtic design, the poem kept pulling me toward a more realistic interpretation and I decided to make a single butterfly that could hang freely. Her antennae are seven inches long and her wings are embellished with a little white iridescent shiva paintstik.
She spent some time in the studio clinging to a piece of fabric.
And has been spotted in the dining room.
I'm not sure where she'll ultimately end up but it's been fun letting her roam about the house.