When a butterfly flaps its wings...

Last weekend I drove south to Madison, NJ to my dear friend's new community book store/art gallery/community gathering spot: Short Stories. Barb invited me to be her first art show and I am honored to be in such a vibrant and beautiful space! If you are in the area please stop by and offer Barb and her team some support. If you are not in the area but want to support the idea of a small town book store please visit her Kickstart site. You never know what Barb's efforts will spark in other parts of the country or world. You may have heard about the concept put forth in a talk by Edward Lorenz ; he discussed the phenomena where a large storm can have it's origins in the flapping of a butterfly's wings in a far away part of the world, months before. 

 Barb Short and I in front of a showing of some of my smaller, whimsical works. 

Barb Short and I in front of a showing of some of my smaller, whimsical works. 

I continue to work away to complete my "Beasts" series before it hangs at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA on October 27th (opening on November 10th). Currently, I am embroidering the bugs, moths and butterflies that will be placed on "The Meek" piece. 

 in process - stitching bugs 

in process - stitching bugs 

In process "The Meek" diptych 

10/11/2014:update ... I completed some of the "bugs" this week

 detail: monarch   Embroidery on tissue paper 

detail: monarch   Embroidery on tissue paper 

  Calloplophora graafi (NOT endangered) 

Calloplophora graafi (NOT endangered) 

 in process detail - Luna Moth, Garden Tiger Moth - both not endangered. Still on the sheet of tissue paper it was embroidered on: the Blue Butterfly which was successfully reintroduced to Britain after being listed on the endangered list. 

in process detail - Luna Moth, Garden Tiger Moth - both not endangered. Still on the sheet of tissue paper it was embroidered on: the Blue Butterfly which was successfully reintroduced to Britain after being listed on the endangered list. 

 embroidered "bling" to be placed on "The Meek" piece  - had such fun with these! 

embroidered "bling" to be placed on "The Meek" piece  - had such fun with these!