Vintage Butterflies for a modern day

A year or so ago I went through a phase of needing to create pretty things. Really frilly, girly, ice tea on a hot southern day kind of “old time”, almost Victorian kind of pretty. During that period the Vintage Butterflies was created.

Vintage Butterflies

It’s a combination of real butterfly photos and old ad line drawings intertwined with a Nathanel Hawthorne quote that reads:

Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

This is the only image of its kind in my current collection. I haven’t found that place in my mind to create another that is inspired in the same way. I have a dear friend that would jump for joy if I created another, and I’ve promised her that one day I will… but for now, the vintage butterflies stand alone in their happy place.

4 thoughts on “Vintage Butterflies for a modern day”

  1. I love this design … it is very elegant … it would be a perfect gift for any lady of any age any where any time. I do not find it to be frilly …. or ruffly … but very fashionable and in excellent taste. Great job! I’m looking forward to seeing your next one in this collection too … but I am so glad that you do all kinds of designs … the penguins make me grin … and some make me laugh … and all brighten my day just seeing them … though the ice cream designs tend to make me hungry 🙂

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  2. I love this design … it is very elegant … it would be a perfect gift for any lady of any age any where any time. I do not find it to be frilly …. or ruffly … but very fashionable and in excellent taste. Great job! I’m looking forward to seeing your next one in this collection too … but I am so glad that you do all kinds of designs … the penguins make me grin … and some make me laugh … and all brighten my day just seeing them … though the ice cream designs tend to make me hungry 🙂

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  3. I love this design … it is very elegant … it would be a perfect gift for any lady of any age any where any time. I do not find it to be frilly …. or ruffly … but very fashionable and in excellent taste. Great job! I’m looking forward to seeing your next one in this collection too … but I am so glad that you do all kinds of designs … the penguins make me grin … and some make me laugh … and all brighten my day just seeing them … though the ice cream designs tend to make me hungry 🙂

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  4. Is this on Imagekind? My print of this from CP finally bit the dust (I never framed it and it didn’t like being moved from San Mateo to Las Vegas to NYC 🙂 I need a new one….

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