Today is Maria Sibylla Merian's 366th birthday. Or, I suppose it would be if she were still alive. I have to thank Google for bringing this to my attention, otherwise I never would have been the wiser. Maria Merian is one of my all-time favorite artists. She was an illustrator during the enlightenment era, and her work focuses mostly on plants and insects. How fitting that I am currently working on some lovely little butterflies! I'm planning to make a little mobile out of them like this one.
Here's a progress pic...
They currently look a little too pastel-y for my taste, but I'm hoping that the black trim will change that. I'm just not that into pastel colors. Unfortunately I have a hard time finding mercerized cotton in more color variety from my local yarn shop. These would be so beautiful in a rich jewel tone! I suppose I should start ordering supplies online, but I really hate paying shipping charges.
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