“Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls . One of my favourite sci-fi authors, and one of my favourite books of his. In some of his books, Heinlein wrote about self-aware machines - computer "brains" that became so complex that they "woke up".
So here's my "butterfly" - some ornamental ironmongery that woke up and wanted to transform into something different.
The roses I painted with texture medium and then painted grey for a stone effect. The die-cut corner pieces (dies from Marianne) have been given a coat of gilder's paste, as has the little body piece. The tag had various shades of blue and green DI's (Broken China, Weathered Wood, Spruce and Evergreen) blended over it and the little butterflies (from Lavinia) were stamped in Stormy Sky. The sentiment is one I made with my Imagepac and is stamped in Cobalt Archival ink.
And there we are, sidling in just as they shut the doors again. I hope you like it, and you'll call again soon. Bye for now!