These Fairy Wings are actually a close up of dragonfly wings in kaleidoscope form. The body of the dragonfly creates the brownish circle you see. I considered printing this mandala on transparent material, cutting them out and making wings for a physical 3D fairy, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Time to renew my Fairy Gardens, parts survive others don’t. So I get new plants, found a tiny coleus, constructed a new jointed paper fairy seen in the mandala. When I first see it – all I see is patterns and I have to hunt for the fairy. It’s easy once you find her face. […]
There was a collection of mounted butterflies in a case at the Butterfly Pavilion, to include a Blue Morpho and the edges of a swallow tail. Because there are spaces between the specimens there are spaces in the cross shape that do not have butterfly parts as well. Thought I’d try this as an experiment.