Sunday, August 8, 2010

Also in Ballookey's Book





Yay, I remember how to post! Here's the balance of my work in Ballookey's book...

Top: I mentioned some volunteer work in my last post. One of the things I had to do was a poster for a local stage co.'s production of Alice in Wonderland, so I was playing with Cheshire Cat imagery. I know Ballookey likes cats, so I used her book for some feline painting practice.

Middle: We're in the throes of garden harvest. I spend part of each day picking not only these things, but a lot more. Ballookey got beans, cherry tomatoes, squash, jalapenos & corn. I sure hope Mike likes garlic, onions & potatoes, HA! (I already started his book.)

Bottom: A 2-page spread with an adult Monarch butterfly (I tipped it in, so the wings can "flutter" a bit). I'm all into watching the life cycle on the Monarch lately. We have them all over the yard. I slideshowed the transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly on my blog, if you've never seen it. I even made Ballookey a Monarch caterpillar "finger puppet" from the amputated finger of a rubber glove. It has Sharpie marker stripes & black embroidery floss for antennas, HA!

5 comments:

ballookey said...

I love that butterfly and it's companion caterpillar - it's perfect! I'm just now finally recovering from other projects and starting to turn my eye toward my long-neglected yard, so this is totally inspirational. ;)

ballookey said...

Love that cat too!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These are totally wonderful! Such rampant creativity! Such amazing ideas! So cool!

Aya Rosen said...

Those are so so much more beautiful in reality! the butterfly is simply breathtaking!

henniemavis said...

Thanks everyone :-) Re: the butterfly, I had been hoping to engineer some kind of "pull-tab" thing, so folks could make the wings flap... but I'm no engineer (not surprising, tee hee). A least the caterpillar can wiggle, HA!