Butterflies in my Stomach

Hrmmm… What do you all think about this?

Art Project

I was at Paper Source today, and I just happened to see those buterflies. So I thought: “Oh! I can frame them in little shadowboxes and hang them down the hallway!” I bought that textured yellow paper, and I can pick up some white shadowboxes pretty inexpensively.

I was planning to put them in the library/hallway/upstairs space, and I think they’d look good against the chocolate brown walls. I’ve never really been into taxidermy or butterflies, so it’s sort of strange to me that I thought to do this little art project. I still think I might just return the butterflies and do something else. We’ll see.

*edited to add: No need to worry, butterfly lovers. These are indeed fake butterflies!

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  • midcenturyjo
    March 14, 2007 at 2:28 am

    I think they’d look great! Just remember to use pins to place them just like in the real museum collections. Maybe pretty pearl head pins pushed into foam core board.

  • Laurie G. (flickr "morningk")
    March 29, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    I love the butterflies. I’m not really into insects or taxidermy either, but there is something very lovely and I guess orderly about framed butterfly collections. I say keep!

    p.s. I’m enjoying your flickr pics and home dec. Thanks for sharing!