I am obsessed with painting butterflies these days. A beautiful yellow and black Tiger Swallowtail flew into my garden and grazed on the Lantana. Fortunately I had my sketchbook which resulted in this painting. I was so pleased with the final product that I started chasing anything that flies around the garden. My father (the guy below who looks like angry Santa) picked up a book of butterflies at the used book store and I am hooked on them. So beautiful. They are like flying gems. I have been working on a series of butterflies around the world and trying to capture their vibrant color and subtle (and not so subtle) markings. It’s like trying to paint stained glass! I am not sure yet what I will do with them. Certainly a series of greeting cards but maybe something else. Meanwhile I have been collaborating with a therapist on a game teaching positive thinking and exercises for kids so I am going to have to put the brush down for a while and focus on our “Bee” Positive game and get a working model. But, I thought I would share the series so far. Meanwhile, any thoughts?