I always love sending my work out into the world, to be loved and enjoyed by others. It really gives me a sense of pride and appreciation knowing that my art can bring joy to others.
"Dance of the Butterfly" is one of those pieces that encompasses multiple elements that are very special to me. Firstly, many people know how much I love painting Sugar Skulls and secondly, butterflies have always held a very special, spiritual place in my heart. When I combined the two, I came up with an art piece that was both personal and beautiful.. It is also the first and only Sugar Skull piece that incorporates both light and dark purple tiles. It is something about those light purple tiles that almost "softens" the whole piece. Which is something I definitely wanted to convey.
Most of my Sugar Skulls are brightly colored and painted with bold lines and shapes, but when I incorporated the butterfly element into this one, I felt that it needed an element of softness to tone it down just a bit.
So, today I say bye bye butterfly! May you soar high upon your journey into a new home. Thank you for bringing me such creative joy!