For Art journal Journey, nature's wonders, I made a page to celebrate butterflies,
these wonderful, graceful creatures that flutter about in summer. And all the more marvelous when you think they start out as caterpillars - a true wonder of nature. I wanted to use a butterfly that I made last year - it was cut from plastic, painted, crackled and embossed with Frantage vintage gold. This made it buckle and bend, and it was like it had come alive. So I couldn't bear to part with it. I used Dina Wakley's moon head stencil on a textured and painted blue background, and cut the dress out of left-over Christmas ribbons. I added a few left-over stickers and then digitally added this page and the butterflies to a second painted background. And I love this quote from Gary Zukav! This is also a reminder for TIOT, use your leftovers, and you still have a week to link up to us - hope to see you there!
And Tuesday is also Elizabeth and Bluebeard's T Stands for Tuesday, so a BIG welcome to all of the T Gang! Today I am offering you some coconut bars. They are cookies made with golden syrup, muesli, coconut and....and whatever you want to put into them. They are delicious, especially eaten warm and sticky....
And my drink is cappuccino, as always:
On my Sunday walk to Schloss Kalkum, a moated castle near here, I saw
this pigeon on the roof of one of the houses, and it seems to be imitating the pose of the cockerel on the weather vane:
Then you go in through the magic gate, and are in another world:
The ghost was still in the little chapel:
The sun was just right to make wonderful reflections on the water of the moat, which set the ducks really well in scene - wonders of nature indeed:
And the Egyptian geese were proudly showing off their offspring:
I will show more photos another time, too much is too much on one day!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!