Veneer Butterflies

Over the past few weeks, while strolling around Sydney I’ve noticed many of the trees here are big on exfoliating and seem to be shedding their bark for summer. I kept seeing amazing pieces of bark littering the pavement and thought they were so beautiful I instantly wanted to do something with them.

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So yesterday evening (under the cover of darkness, didn’t want the neighbours thinking I was totally bonkers!)I did a little “street combing” and with the help of a paper template made some little veneer butterflies. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them yet, but cute don’t you think?

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4 Comments

  1. Clare Steel
    Posted November 9, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    can you start selling tree bark over the internet – I want to make some of your lovely butterflies! (or could you just make me some of your lovely butterflies?!).

    Hope you’re having a great time and that Simon is getting on well with the French language!

    Clare X

  2. Posted November 10, 2009 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    what a great idea! very pretty.

  3. Posted November 10, 2009 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful and original idea! Lovely work!!

  4. Sandra
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Oh Marie (clever daughter of mine) what a really lovely idea. Your butterflies look absolutely beautiful. Lots of love xx


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