Monday, September 2, 2019

Butterflies, Art Exhibit, and Some Quilting

It's the first of September and I got to see my last two butterflies hatch. I hope they recognize my yard for egg laying, since all these caterpillars were brought over from Ellen Hall's yard, about five miles from mine. I felt like a third-grader getting excited about these beautiful creatures. Elizabeth, my constant companion, was fascinated at the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis. She wanted to touch but was calm as I kept her paw back. I think this one is female--with smaller yellow spots and larger blue area on back of wings (fourth picture). The fifth picture shows a male for comparison.
Elizabeth watches butterfly emerge from chrysalis

Butterfly on coleus flowers drying her wings
 
Butterfly on portulaca
Female Butterfly with wings open 
Male (larger yellow spots on open wings, smaller blue area)
I entered three fiber art pieces in the South Mississippi Art Association's exhibit at the Lucile Parker Gallery on the William Carey University campus. One was pictured on the invitation (far left), and another won an honorable mention.
Invitation to  the Exhibit

My pieces hanging with those of Jeanette Graham and Mary Judice

Improv Music, 25" x 28"
Pine Belt Quilters had a workshop for Leanne Green to teach us how to use a Bosal product to make this little bowl which can be molded into a curved shape. It's a clever project but took longer to make than it looks like it would. It's about 10" from top to bottom and 8" side to side.
Molded bowl, taught by Leanne Green
The Interleave Symphony is finished except for black binding (so named because one of the fabrics contains composers' names), and I decided it needs to hang vertical instead of horizontal.
Interleave Symphony in progress

Interleave Symphony, 31" x 34" ready for black binding