Since coming home from the hospital, I've been overwhelmed with the need to incorporate new colors into my life-in my clothes, in my home, and into my art. It's as if I've been draped with a rainbow of colors within me.
which immediately caught my eye and heart. It's a Project to honor the 1.5 million children who lost their lives in the holocaust by collecting 1.5 million hand made butterflies for display. He indicated that Trudi Sissons from TwoDressesStudio graciously volunteered to receive the butterflies from the blogging community and forward them to the Holocaust Museum in Houston Texas, the sponsors of the project - scheduled to open in the spring of 2013. . You can read more about the project in Trudi's blog here. To date, 400,000 butterflies have been received by the museum.
Below is my butterfly contribution to the project.
The butterfly is made of book board and measures 7.5" by 8". It's covered in multi-colors of tissue paper cut in squares placed overlapping one another. Squares were outlined using acrylic paint, colored sharpies and marking pens.
It's a butterfly filled with more colors than I previously would have made.
In 2009, Alicia Caudle fr0m Altered Bits sponsored a Black and White display of artwork she selected for her wonderful E-Zine which you can see here. I created the following piece for it titled Lost and Found on pages 38 and 39.
Below is the same piece with a little "color make over and some embellishments." Yes, it's time for more color in my life!
Be all the colors that you feel. Take in their power, their amazing sense of energy and the change that they can make in you.