While I will never lose my love of birds, I have also been thinking about butterflies and moths lately. While in Arizona for the holidays, we visited Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, and I got some great photos.

atlasmoth butterfly'

So, these Illustrations are still a work-in-progress. I did the originals in gouache and pencil, then scanned and added background color/texture, as well as the lace detail. I’ve started doodling lace doilies for some odd reason. I’m just interested in both looking at the construction of knit lace and also find the process of drawing lace patterns very meditative and calming. I still feel I’m struggling with integrating the “pieces” of these illustrations. I might go back to hand collaging some of the elements to make it feel more whole.

atlasmoth_web morpho_web

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