Monday, January 16, 2012


Digital Butterflies on Toile Background Collage Sheet - One Inch Squares Plus Individual Moths and Butterflies - Download - Printable

A butterfly will flutter by
It's lovely colors catch your eye
Let it go, let it go
A heart may sigh as it goes by
and you may catch it if you try
Let it go, let it go
It has but a few days to see the world
It is so short a time since it's wings unfurled
Give it a chance to flutter and dance
A few happy hours to sip at the flowers.
A butterfly will flutter by
It's lovely colors catch your eye
Let it go, let it go

FAITH Mixed Media Altered Art Journal OPEN the DOOR

Butterfly Wishes

Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.

I said, "I'd love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.

But I have not your graceful charm.
I haven't wings, just these two arms.
I've been designed to walk around.
My human feet must touch the ground.

Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be.

He said, "What I'd love most to do
Is walk upon God's Earth with you,
To squish it's mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.

I'd love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground,
But I have not two legs that swing,
I haven't arms, just these two wings."

And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise.
For we'd both seen God's precious gifts
Through someone else's eyes.

Author Unknown

This week we are challenging you to create with Butterflies. The first butterfly in the garden heralds spring and always such a magical sight!

SciFi and Fantasy Art Butterfly spring girl by Parisa Shariatpanahi

Inspiration Avenue Red Carpet Gallery

Each week a winner will be selected from that week's Showcase Gallery of entries.  The weekly winner is displayed in Inspiration Avenue's Red Carpet Gallery.  A monthly winner will be selected and her/his entry will be showcased on the Red Carpet for the entire year.

Well done to Sherry of  A Little Colour Every Day :

Happy creating and I will be visiting all blogs that participate in the Butterflies challenge. Be sure to return on Sunday and see our Showcase of all the entries.

wishing you a great week


Claire said...

that apple butterfly is incredible!!
i'm hoping to participate this week - been out sick for weeks: first with an infected tooth, then sinus infection, then horrible cold *sigh*
but finally feeling myself :)

Magpie said...

A wonderful theme, Hettienne! Thank you for using my Butterfly digital sheet :)

I love all of these creations and the poetry ~ they are all so inspiring. In the winter doldrums...I would so love to see a butterfly flit by!

Hettienne said...

I was thinking of you all in winter and my garden is filled with butterflies - so a bit of spring cheer to you all. Claire, hope you will be able to participate!

Grannie Annie said...

Wonderful memories of butterflies...Thanks!

peggy gatto said...

I LOVE your inspiration pieces!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, now I will get busy!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

A beautiful challenge for a chilly wintere day here in the USA! Here's my butterfly digital collage.

peggy gatto said...

I used a painting by Van Gogh

IM GIRL said...

I am honored Hettienne that you used my art journal photo for this next challenge, all are beautiful. I really LOVE, LOVE the poem about the Butterfly. It has given me an idea for the challenge.. putting on my thinking cap! This subject should conjure up some beautiful submissions!

Lins Artyblobs said...

Thought I would join in this week although I started this herea few weeks ago and just added the last touches to it today.

Yogi said...

here's mine

I love butterflies

Dee said...

Very nice. TFS

Catharine said...

I have been working on a little series and the butterfly worked right into it :)
Here is my butterfly

Anne said...
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Anne said...

Butterflies are so beautiful, mystical and symbolic, very inspirational! Beutiful inspiration pieces, too! <3
Here is my entry.

Dion Dior said...

A beautiful theme this month. An easy one for me as butterflies are one of my favorite subject. xx

craftydvl said...

Happy New Year, everyone! This is another beautiful and inspiring theme, so hope everyone enjoys fairies and the butterfly adorned girl in my entry:

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Didn't stray too far this time, but still a fun piece. butterflies
Stay inspired!

Kelly Jeanette Swift said...

We must be thinking along the same lines as I am working on a butterfly piece now. Now to finish it.

Bella~Rose said...

my entry.

Kat W said...

Great post with some lovely images Hettienne! And drum roll...I actually found the energy to create & join in. Hurrah! I was disappointed with myself because I didn't get my art finished in time for Maggie's great Paper doll theme. But this week I'm in plenty of time & found the theme really inspirational!

Here it is:

Kat Xx

Janine said...

The apple butterfly is wonderfull, Eatable art... thats great!!!!

Ariel said...

Here's my entry:

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic post. LOVED the butterly poems. Great art xxxx

Jennifer McLean said...

Here's my entry into your weekly challenge. I can't wait to see everyone's submission.

Marcia said...

Here's mine!

Terrie said...

What a fun prompt - so many directions to take it.... here are mine:

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

So happy to be back and being part of the fun.... here it is

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's Friday, so here I am with my entry this week:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This was so much fun. I'm glad I had a chance to join in this week. Looking forward to see all the entries on Sunday!

Anne said...

I love butterflies =)

You find my creation here.

Hugs from Anne

New End Studio said...

Thanks Hettienne, I've had this butterfly dream's my post:

VonnyK said...

Just made it, here is my entry

Hettienne said...

And here is my one

WrightStuff said...

Ooh what a lot of entries this week. I can't wait to see them all in their glory tomorrow!

Here's mine

IM GIRL said...

I worked late all week and today as well, but I couldn't miss out on this challenge. Just finished and finally got it posted.

Can't wait to see all the beautiful and artful submissions for this one!

IM GIRL said...

Hettienne..butterflies in your garden? You blessed woman, I am envious and inspired! Claire, hope you are feeling better, you really had the yucks! Not forgetting the horrible hot summer, I am still enjoying winter, but looking forward to butterflies in my garden in Spring!

I hope everyone is well.
Cheers ~

priti.lisa said...

I cheated a little...

Happy Sunday Hettienne! ♥♥♥

kirstin mcculloch said...

Great prompt this week!

Here is my attempt:

Jeanette said...

I have a late entry for you.

Shelinwa said...

Late but Oh well me being on the pacific coast and all..

Here are my butterflies

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