Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inevitable Crafting

Wool roving butterfly made by K

I think we all saw it coming, it was inevitable - for where there are caterpillars, butterflies are soon to follow. This translates into a slight shift in our daily home rhythm. Our crafting projects and our house have become taken over by these beautiful winged creatures.

The girls had a fun painting day project - funny how just changing the shape of paper can change everything for them.

Look how different their butterflies look when they finished them compared to what they looked like when they first started painting. That's one of the (many) things I love about wet on wet watercolor painting - you have very little control over what will happen with your painting yet it always comes out so beautifully. C had a jar of blue and a jar of orange/red to paint with. She discovered these colors together make purple. K had a jar of yellow and a jar of blue paint. She started out keeping the colors separate but in the end decided she wanted to make it green.

Kevin discovered this little guy the other day as he was mowing. One of his wings were broken and he couldn't fly so they girls wanted to take care of him.

They first gave him lots of love

and then made a home for him.

They are really hoping he will be able to return to his family outside and fly again but Kevin and I already know the sad truth - he won't. You can see in the pictures above how his wing is clipped at the tip. So right now he is sitting in his glass jar home (with a burlap top because we don't keep plastic wrap in our home), in the girls' bedroom. I am not really sure what else we can do for him. What would you do?

P.S. I am happy to report that our dear Midnight has made a full recovery!

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