As an artist I’m always noticing and observing. Most of the time I think that I’m being clever and quite sneaky about my observations; I am solely in the background, not part of the story. This week however, I was in the midst of it whether I wanted to be or not. The forces of nature took over.
For the last three days, every time I stepped outside, I was surrounded by butterflies. As I walked down the street they playfully circled around me. As I laid at the beach they fluttered about my head like little fairies. At first, I just smiled at these beautiful little creatures and let them become an afterthought. But everywhere I went there they were, secretly whispering into my ears, “see us, notice us, dance with us”.
So of course I researched the symbolism of a butterfly and found that most often it is associated with change or transformation, and in many cases this change is connected to one’s soul. Most importantly, as far as I can tell this change tends to be positive, full of hope and life.
Although I’m not completely whacky where I believe that everything is symbolic of something else, I’d like to think that occasionally there are earthly signs that guide us if we are open to them, and this one seemed to slap me in the face.
Who knows, maybe nothing will come of it, or maybe I am now a bit more prepared to embrace whatever grand changes unfold.
ART INSPIRED BY LIFE