the beginning.

i was playing in the studio and made a few backgrounds without thinking about what would go on them. it lets me be a lot freer about the process of just putting paint to canvas. i tore a simple strip of scrapbook paper not caring about the pattern or color, just something i had on hand. stenciled over a paper doily and voila, background finished. now, the hard part. what should i add to this lovely piece? hum, a flower, a bug, some words - decisions, decisions. i really liked how the pink of the scrapbook paper stood out amongst the greens so looked into my butterfly files and there he was in all his mauve glory. i just had to put him in. so i started by sketching the moth in and filling the space with one coat of gesso...

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