Monday, March 11, 2013

Butterflies all over!

Last week we went to the zoo. My favorite animals there (and anywhere) are wolves. Well, except for cats of cours. The domestic ones, I mean.






But second best in our zoo is the butterfly garden. Not only because I think butterflies are such fairytale creatures, but also because the smell of the moist wood in the butterfly garden always reminds me of a great trip to Costa Rica we made a couple of years ago. 







I went to the butterfly garden a lot, because we go to the zoo at least once a month, but this time they inspired me to paint an old chest of drawers I have for years. 




Some of the butterflies I painted: 






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Thank you so much, Kathy!

Life on Lakeshore Drive

32 comments:

  1. Your butterfly paintings really caught my eye. Perhaps because I have been knitting monarch butterflies recently.

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  2. I have a thing about butterflies so I LOVE your paintings! What a special piece you have created! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lis

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  3. Wow! The butterflies are really beautiful! Thanks for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie party.

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  4. I love the butterflies, they are beautiful. Wonderful job hand painting these.

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  5. This post makes me yearn to a zoo again. Alas, there isn't one around these parts for hundreds of miles (Vancouver's would be the closest to us and that's about five hours away). We don't even have a petting zoo around these parts anymore, as the one that was in neighbouring community shut down last fall (much to my animal loving chagrin!).

    Lovely photos - both the wolves and the butterflies are gorgeous in different ways.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Too bad there isn't a zoo around you. It's always so much fun to visit the zoo, especially in spring. Thanks for visiting me and leaving a sweet comment! Liz

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  6. When I go to the zoo, which has been awhile, I love the silly monkies. They act just like a human some times.

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    1. Yes, monkeys are great! Thanks for visiting again, LV!

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  7. Beautiful butterfly photos. I love visiting butterfly exhibits in the winter - they are so warm and relaxing.

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  8. You are so talented! Beautiful butterflies!!

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  9. visiting from twigg studios. I thought the butterflies were stickers. They are amazing. You need to paint more!!! You have a great talent

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  10. such sweet butterflies! gorgeously done, you have a gift! happy pink saturday! xo

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    1. Thank you, Michele! HPS to you too!

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  11. Wow, so pretty and the painting, you are amazingly talented.

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  12. Beautiful piece! I love your animal pics, too.
    I found you today at the Nifty Thrifty Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of Vmg206
    www.vmg206.blogpsot.com

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  13. Hi Liz,
    My cousin loves butterflies. When she was serving in Iraq and was feeling really scared and homesick she was blessed with the presences of a butterfly. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  14. Your butterflies are amazing. I found your link on a link party on We Like to Learn as We Go. Here is my latest link up: http://stephaniesscrappingstation.blogspot.com/2013/03/supernatural-birthday.html

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  15. I would love to try the crochet cake.........I do love the butterflys, especially the blue one. That one looks so real
    Janice

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  16. Oh my these are adorable! Thank you for sharing them with us in our Crafty Showcase. We love seeing what you link up each week!

    New linky: http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/23/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-6/

    Have a super week! Susie @Bowdabra

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