Ess spent most of her morning on Monday creating this beautiful butterfly to share with her class who are exploring Minibeasts this term. Then little Eee and I made the beaded one at the bottom to join in the fun. Eee threaded beads onto pipe cleaners which I twisted and turned into butterfly wings, attached them to a beautifully shaped peg with the wire, and drew and cut a face to bring it to life and flutter around with little Eee.
Flutter by up in the sky.
(imagine light glissandos on the glockenspiel here as we fly together)
Ess drew all the parts of the butterfly individually, before she coloured them beautifully. This was an extra special project for her and she asked to use my "Crayolor". I have a tray of beautiful colours collected from the studio of an artist once inhabiting the homestead on the farm my mother grew up on. She departed in a hurry leaving many of her things in the home. Lucky for me and Ess! She has blended the colours beautifully, would you agree? Once coloured, the pieces were cut out individually and left lying around for the rest of the day until motivation was restored to glue them together. That night a beautiful butterfly came into being. The very next morning it scurried off to school where it remains. I am very glad I managed to snap a few shots as when it returns I fear that those fleeting moments of a butterfly's life might have flown.