Friday, January 28, 2011
Art with a Past
There is a story behind this frame. During WW2 my father was a Navy flight instructor and flew supply missions to South America. After one trip to Brazil he brought back two frames like this. Each was filled with a beautiful design completely made of butterfly wings. At some point one was given to my sister and one to me. When I was in college I kept my frame on a coffee table. One day I bumped into it. It fell on the floor and the wings, which were very dry, broke into a million pieces. I was devastated! I kept the frame all these years, not knowing what to put in it. Then I saw this idea on a blog (sorry, I can't remember which one). It was perfect.
I've had these stickers for years. I just popped them up, typed up the Latin names from a guide book, and distressed everything a little. Now my butterfly frame is on the wall (of course!) and a reminder of the gift from my dad.