04 November, 2012

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Weekend Reads)




For years now I've been treated to pictures of butterflies by The Monster. She's happy, she draws a butterfly. She's sad, she draws a butterfly. She's apologizing, she draws a butterfly. We often find pictures hidden under pillows, stuffed in bags, and not so furtively placed on the table while working.

Lately, the butterflies are getting more detailed and they are evolving into fantastical bugs and birds that she invents, then names. It is quite awesome to see.

I pulled out this book this week, in hopes of feeding her imagination. It was purchased just before the baby was born, but it didn't take. Now it is a different story. We had a discussion about inspiration and catalogues, then I let her loose. I see a lot of apology snakes in my future.


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Live a Colorful Life said...

Being s***** phobic (I don't even like to say the word, I would have a hard time with this one. Back to butterflies...

Within A Quarter Inch said...

I love that book! Should have purchased it years ago when I saw it for $25.00 - and I have my own little butterfly drawer who would love it as well:) Thanks for the memories!

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

That book is amazing! We have wanted it for years but have never purchased it. Maybe I should add it to my Christmas list.

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