Even though this morning’s dishes are sitting in the sink, the recycling bin needs emptying, laundry put away and my craft supplies returned to their shelf, I am content…
Even though the car’s ‘check engine’ light came on this morning and will probably require a lot of money to fix, I am content…
It’s easy for me to lose my joy over dirty dishes, dusty floors or especially ‘check engine’ warning signs. But don’t dirty dishes mean we were blessed to have been able to eat? Dusty floors mean we have a house to call home and out of place craft supplies mean that I have been given a beautiful talent that I should not take for granted? Never mind the fact that I’m wealthy in health and that I am able to get off this chair and do the dishes, clean the floors, put laundry away and even walk to my destination if the car decides to break down…
As I was painting these butterflies, I once again realized how much JOY art truly gives me as it transports me to a world where I am just happy….:)
I hope your day is filled with JOY!
ps – what did you think of the moving pictures? Does it work for us ?
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This is really lovely (and I like the animated feature), thank you for sharing the tut!
WOW! Beautiful! I am always impressed, amazed and inspired when I come here. These are amazing, Lu…and I love the way you did this demonstation. Hope your day is wonderful! xo Diana
miss flibbertigibbet says
Those are just lovely! And the addition of the embroidery is also wonderful…really brings them to life!
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
These are beautiful. The moving pictures were neat to show how the butterfly progressed as you painted. Very cool.
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Jen @ My Own Road says
Really pretty! And yes, I think the moving pictures are great. I love your bird cage too
Two Shades of Pink says
I love the animation! You make everything so beautiful!
Great animation. You are so inspiring.
Oh Lucy, those butterflies are so pretty! I totally want to make some. I think they’d look so good on my daughter’s pinboard. I love the GIF too. One of the blogs I follow, just had a tutorial for making those 🙂
Karen Bahit says
Lucy… you are so talented… Thank you for sharing your projects with me!!
Blessing for your day… ♥
Becky Dunham says
This is amazing Lucy! I love the moving pictures! I read the instructions and watched as each layer came to life 🙂 It is perfect! Thanks so much! This look easy the way you do it and I can’t wait to try it!
sharon g says
1) I love how it moves
2) Your check engine light—when ours goes off, it means change your oil. Maybe that’s all it is–ours goes off automatically at 5,000 miles.
I liked the moving picture. I think you used it well to show the painting progress.
Laura from Top This Top That says
I just love your posts! So fresh and airy, just like a butterfly!
Goldie March 28, 2012
Love your blog and it’s inspiration. I’m starting to do creative things again even though I’m over 80 because of all the creative things I see on the blogs I follow. I used to paint many years ago and may start again because of you. God bless!!
Craftberry Bush says
Oh Bless your heart. Thank you so very much . How wonderful it would be for you to pick up a brush again and feel that joy of creativity… I hope to one day reach the wise age of 80 and still be holding a paint brush between my fingers….YOU have inspired ME with your sweet words…thank you…xoxo
this looks amazing, so pretty xxx
Oh heavens, this is gorgeous! Definitely going on my craft to-do list!
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Oh Lucy! You gorgeous girl for sharing such a pretty idea with us. I adore butterflies so I’m definitely bookmarking this one. J x
These are lovely! I especially adore those blue butterflies.
You are amazing!!! Your pics, projects and this butterflies are absolutely gorgeous!
I just loved your little paragraph about having dirty dishes because we have just eaten etc. How true! You have made me look at chores in a way that I have never done so before!
These are the sweetest butterflies, Lucy and I love that you are choosing joy. Hope the service engine light turns out to be minor.
This is wonderful and so full of joy! Thanks for the positive thoughts! I love the animation. So much better than watching a YouTube Video. Just as informative. Thanks for sharing!
I am LOVD says
Love the moving pictures – you are so “cutting edge”! Thanks for the reminder of blessings. I’ve been down lately because something I’ve wanted for awhile is right in front of me, yet I can’t have it. And, in the midst of wanting it so badly, I’ve forgotten what I’ve already been blessed with.
Melanie @ Whimsical Creations says
How pretty! LOVE the moving photos!! That was awesome!
C’est très joli, j’aime beaucoup
I love that you handpainted the butterflies rather than doing an image transfer Lucy…they are so soft! You are so right about seeing everything in our lives as a blessing for the fact we do have them. A lovely reminder for us all…
Heather Williams says
Hi, Lucy! I just discovered you through Canvas Corp via FB. Your tag is just gorgeous…I love it, in fact!!! I’m wondering if it would be okay for me to pin this tutorial to my Wrap, Tag & Adorn pin board? Thank you & many gorgeous blessing! ~H♥~
Craftberry Bush says
Hi Heather…thank you so much for being so courteous and asking for ‘permission ‘ to pin…. Please go ahead.
I tried to reply to your message directly but I could not locate an email for you…thanks again for stooping by…have a good day ! Xo
Kim @ Plumberry Pie says
so pretty. i appreciate your appreciation for even the chores in life:). great perspective. the animation was fun.
Thank you for your joyful post and reminding us that choosing how to view life can enhance or detract from our days.
Your animation of the painting of the butterfly was neat! Love that canvas with the blue and purple butterflies and can’t wait to see what you’re going to turn that into.
Thank you for sharing your life and your prodigious talents!
Kris @ Driven by Décor says
As always, I love your latest creation! The animation is great! Have a great day.
I love the blue and green ones on the fabric! 🙂
Linda @ it all started with paint says
What a great post … and am loving that animated GIF of the project! I am going to have to try that …
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says
Wow, that animated GIF is pretty cool, such a fun spring craft too!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
WOWZERS!! these butterflies are Gorgeous!!! thanks for the tutorial!
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Adorable spring crafts , and also I liked the moving pictures! Going to try that beautiful butterfly:)
(Removed my first comment because of bad spelling, sorry)
your website is the best part of my day many times…today’s site was amazing…thank you.❤️
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Taylor Hill says
I attempted to follow this tutorial’s instructions using Adobe Animate, but it did not go as planned: when I performed the flight action by double-clicking to open and close the wings, it appeared to function, VIDEO ANIMATION COMPANY LOS ANGELES but when I returned to the scene, the wings were static and interpolated along the thread.