Nest Feathers and Twine - Formally Artist's Block Studio

The things that make a house a home and the stuff that holds is all together.

Years ago I started this blog with a mindset and goals that I have found have changed direction over time. I am excited to say that this blog has a new name.....Nest Feathers and Twine. I hope you come by and visit often. Feel free to get comfortable and kick off your shoes and join me on this journey of metamorphosis.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Monarchs on the move.......

While sitting at my kitchen table today writing out a get well card, filling out forms for this, that and the other, writing out my list of things I would like to get done today, and thinking of all of the life we have happening around here, there was this beautiful Monarch butterfly that kept catching my eye.
After awhile I stopped to watch this beautiful creature flutter and float around my backyard, and to my surprise I saw that this was not just one, but one of maybe a hundred or so! They covered some flowering trees in a neighbors yard. I imagine they are drinking up nectar, feeding their bodies for the long journey they have ahead of them, preparing for their migration down south.

It always amazes me how much of life's beautiful gifts we miss while being caught up in our busy lives. It is yet another reminder from nature to take time to 'stop and smell the roses'.

I admire this strength and determination of the small and delicate creatures. They are preparing to make the biggest journey of their lives. Those tissue paper wings of theirs will take them on this journey, which will seem like endless miles.

I can only hope my soul is as strong as the fragile wings of the Monarch's while I find myself, and maybe someday soon, I will finish my change from caterpillar to butterfly.

I have always said I learn more and more about myself when I create art, so off I go to go learn................


William said...
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merdinhas said...

So, keep learning more and more about you. Good luck!

JUST ME said...


You are already a very pretty butterfly. P.S. I also saw them all day today everywhere I went.


Becky said...

Christine-When I opened up your blog this AM- I thought for a moment I had opened up someone else's.... Without getting too deep here, just let me tell you, that the change that I see just over the course of this site is pretty amazing...And just so you know...I think you are an extraordinary person who just happens to have been born with blonde hair. I think most people would agree with me.

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"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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