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The Caterpillar Gives Me a Butterfly Video

A butterfly has come out of its cocoon today!  I started with a scrap page from my jumbo art journal.  I had painted a bunch of butterfly die cuts and something else that left a random paint residue on my page.  This unimpressive “caterpillar” led me to the “butterfly”.

At this stage I was starting to feel it was “precious” so I forced myself to add more color, more elements, and more paints.  As I look at this all I feel is happy.

This close up shows how I released what was on my mind while I was creating.  Writing it, no matter how messy, is always beneficial.

Here’s the video showing this caterpillar turning into a butterfly.

Linking up with Creative Every Day and Inspire Me Monday and Instant Inspiration!

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  • Denise May 27, 2012, 10:52 pm

    The butterflies came out beautifully! Thank you for video taping the process, I love watching artists at work. Very inspiring!

  • patsy May 27, 2012, 11:11 pm

    Love all that color! Looks like it was fun to do this! Patsy from HeARTworks

  • Rita McGregor May 27, 2012, 11:44 pm

    Love to watch you work! That was fun to watch! 🙂

  • Valentina May 27, 2012, 11:49 pm
  • Valerie-Jael May 28, 2012, 4:30 am

    This looks like it was fun, it just looks happy! Valerie

  • AJ May 28, 2012, 9:23 am

    Great video Carolyn thanks, I agree it’s great to watch other artists work. I’d love to know what the other 3,647 life lessons are 😉
    Big love

  • Carol May 28, 2012, 9:24 am

    very creative ~ wonderfully expressive with your delightful colors ~ thanks, ^_^

  • Ginny May 28, 2012, 9:39 am

    Amazing Carolyn. You used so many different mediums. I love the colors and the happy feeling I get when I look at this piece. Thank you for sharing the process.

  • Paula - Buenos Aires May 28, 2012, 10:06 am

    I´ll answer your question about MIB3 here as you have set your blogger mail as “no-reply”. 🙂
    It´s better than the first one in the visual aspect. Movie effects are way better now than they were back then. It´s not better in the argument aspect as there is no “surprise” factor in the base story of there being a mib organization. Worth watching? Yes! Specially if you like Smith in comedy. Paying extra for 3D? No. We went to the 2D version and enjoyed it. There are only a few scenes where the 3D can be applied and they are not “deal breaker” ones.

  • Tammy Murdock May 28, 2012, 11:59 am

    Love this video! It is great to watch you use all your supplies! (and I seem to have all the supplies you use too…so that helps…) Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Wendy @ ECTaS! May 28, 2012, 12:04 pm

    It looks like you had a lot of fun creating the video and artwork… wish I could speed up my housework like that ;D


    Wendy @ ECTaS

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth May 28, 2012, 12:08 pm

    Simply amazing. BTW, the handwriting looks like mine on a good day (grin). Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day.

  • Creative Mind May 28, 2012, 12:37 pm

    You are so talented my dear..love your idea 🙂

  • Leovi May 28, 2012, 1:08 pm

    Delicious composition, these colors are pure mriposas delicacy, good execution. I was delighted to enjoy the whole process on video. Magnificent!

  • Cynthia May 28, 2012, 4:58 pm

    Ooooo, what fun it is to watch you create! Love the butterflies and the gorgeous colors!!

  • Donna Brown May 28, 2012, 5:21 pm

    The video had me completely hooked – I love how it developed step by step. Amazing!

  • Jennibellie May 28, 2012, 5:35 pm

    Beautiful outcome!! Thank you for your comment on my blog, and hope whatever was bothering you has gone away or you’re feeling better about now, if not we should make a pact to ‘art’ it out lol thanks for sharing your lovely butterflies xx

  • Gina May 28, 2012, 5:47 pm

    Oh, I love butterflies! This is so lovely! What a treat to see the process. Thank you!

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh May 28, 2012, 10:27 pm

    THAT was cool to see! Thank you for videoing your work – it is so much fun and so inspiring – I want to get my hands messy just watching it. AND I love your free, colorful process – and also seeing you use all those materials – I can’t wait to check out some of those supplies. Thanks for sharing, xoxo

  • Tat May 29, 2012, 4:40 am

    Butterflies have been one of my favourite thing to create lately and yours look beautiful!

  • tamoonstone May 29, 2012, 7:16 am

    So bright; colourful and happy! I love butterflies!

  • Marcie May 29, 2012, 8:00 am

    This is so great..so very inspiring!

  • Marilyn J. Rock May 29, 2012, 11:16 am

    This makes me happy just looking at it – beautiful! Thank you!

  • Kat May 29, 2012, 3:35 pm

    You’ve had lots of fun with this one, a real colourful journey, thanks for sharing with us Carolyn. xx

  • Corrine May 29, 2012, 3:59 pm

    Oh this is fantastic! I am so uplifted just looking at this piece. xox

  • Gwen May 30, 2012, 6:23 am

    Fabulous work and thank you for a very enjoyable video:))

  • Za faran May 30, 2012, 9:15 am

    Great fun watching you work , I mean play…! Love the butterflies that are flitting around!