You Were Meant to Fly - Butterfly

You Were Meant to Fly - Butterfly FinDinG YouR WiNgS - 🦋 located in the alley behind 1244 7th Avenue in Uptown Marion.
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THANK you to my one of my dearest art friends, Dori Patrick, for painting my wings. It's exciting to think about all the happiness and inspiration these butterfly wings will bring to "caterpillars" when they are discovered…. When you find the wings - photograph yourself with them and SHARE your photo on my page, friends… and… fly!

07/03/2024
So… quite by accident… this happened today.  The wings are safely installed inside our building at 1244 7th Avenue.  The...
07/02/2024

So… quite by accident… this happened today. The wings are safely installed inside our building at 1244 7th Avenue.

They are not available for the public at this time. But watch this page for updates… 🤞🦋

This morning while I was cleaning the faded butterfly wings to put another coat of sealer on, I looked down and saw my m...
06/13/2024

This morning while I was cleaning the faded butterfly wings to put another coat of sealer on, I looked down and saw my mom’s hand. But it was mine. And I started to cry.

My Mom never knew about The Butterfly Wings. She died the year before we put them up on the back of our building. She would have loved them!

My mom (and my dad) raised ten children and when the youngest one went to kindergarten, she opened a nursery school. Did I tell you that my mom (and my dad) loved children?

🍎🍐🫐🍓🍕🍰🍭🐛 My mom’s favorite book was: The Very Hungry Caterpillar. When she died, she had that Eric Carle book in a dozen different languages. 🌏🌍🌎🐛 We donated them to our local library.

This is the week I mourn my mom. Nine years ago, we were sitting with my Mom in hospice and helping her know it was ok to go “be with dad”.

June 13, was a Saturday. Her wings were fragile. She was tired. She closed her eyes. We held her hand.

June 14, was a Sunday. My mom died. And it was beautiful.

You were meant to fly, Butterfly. This is the week I mourn my mom.

If wings could talk. You know the tattered and worn out butterfly’s you find in your garden?  Tired and True. The faded ...
06/12/2024

If wings could talk. You know the tattered and worn out butterfly’s you find in your garden? Tired and True. The faded butterflies. How many hundreds of miles had they seen beneath their wings?

Evaluating the situation in our garage.

🦋 FYI: These wings will be moved inside. They are too fragile to remain outside. Stay. Tuned.

Eight years ago, Dori Patrick and I (along with our husbands) installed the pair of butterfly wings that Dori had painte...
06/10/2024

Eight years ago, Dori Patrick and I (along with our husbands) installed the pair of butterfly wings that Dori had painted for the back of my building at 1244 7th Avenue.

Every year, my husband and I would add another coat of sealer to the wings and a couple of times, Dori would show up with a ladder and some paint and brighten up the faded areas.

A couple days ago, my husband and I checked on the wings when we were walking home after eating a Ham & Sauerkraut Pizza at Tomaso’s.

The past winter was hard on them - the paint was peeling and the wood was cracked & damaged. We decided that the wings needed more than a little TLC.

😭 We made the tough decision to take them down. Today, with ladder and drill… we brought them home.

Have no fear: I have a plan… 🦋 NEW BEGINNINGS, Friends.

The.  Littlest.  Butterfly.
05/28/2023

The. Littlest. Butterfly.

New Butterflies on the block at Fashion Par Kitchens !  🦋 This. Made. My. Day.
05/22/2023

New Butterflies on the block at Fashion Par Kitchens ! 🦋 This. Made. My. Day.

Little Butterfly in my Yard Garden.   View from the bottom step of my Back Porch.
05/05/2023

Little Butterfly in my Yard Garden. View from the bottom step of my Back Porch.

Six years ago, Dori Patrick Art painted my butterfly wings for me!  They still look great! Happenstance on 7th
05/30/2022

Six years ago, Dori Patrick Art painted my butterfly wings for me! They still look great! Happenstance on 7th

Nothing prettier than a Monarch Caterpillar Chrysalis.   🐛 Yes,  little caterpillar…. You were meant to fly!
07/07/2021

Nothing prettier than a Monarch Caterpillar Chrysalis. 🐛 Yes, little caterpillar…. You were meant to fly!

It’s a Butterfly and Teeny Tiny Itsy Bitsy Little Red Spiders kind of a Day.
05/20/2021

It’s a Butterfly and Teeny Tiny Itsy Bitsy Little Red Spiders kind of a Day.

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1244 7th Avenue
Marion, IA
52302

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