Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Butterfly Anatomy

 Hi everyone. 

Today I have another butterfly page for Mia's challenge at Art Journal Journey

I thought I'd tap into my biologist background and make an artistic version of the structure of a butterfly wing.  Although I used the correct names of parts, this diagram should not be used for any actual identification. This is especially true since I just doodled a butterfly, and this is not a real species.

I drew the half of a butterfly in my Garden Journal.  I used markers and paint to color it in, and I used ink to color the background. I labeled the parts with a Sharpie. I spelled out the taxonomic order that butterflies and  moths belong to, Lepidoptera,  using some stickers.  Using that Latin name, you  can call someone  someone who studies butterflies  a lepidopterist. 

I also added the complete gold paper butterfly just because I thought it looked good there.

And perhaps you'd like to see a little more from Fuller Rose Gardens that I shared with you yesterday for T.

These were all taken in the Japanese Garden part of the estate. Too bad no butterflies were flitting about. It was a small area, but very beautiful.

Hope you are having, or have, a wonderful day.


R's Rue said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

CJ Kennedy said...

Cool about learning the parts of a butterfly's wing. I used to have a bamboo fountain like that in the Zensical garden, but the fountain broke. The clacking noise is makes is supposed to scare the deer away. Enjoy your walk in the beautiful weather today

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the journal page you created with the the structure of a butterfly. It was so good to see this. I loved it because I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to these types of pages. This was something I could truly appreciate. It is very different and so cleverly constructed. It's a great page using Mia's theme, too.

What a stunning area. I loved the Japanese Garden at the Fuller Rose Garden. I especially enjoyed the bamboo water basin. Lots of elements you would see in a traditional Japanese garden. Beautiful photos, Erika.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your lepidopterist page, very well composed and a great idea. The photos are beautiful, too. Have a great day, I am staying home and testing as I don't feel good today. Hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

I enjoyed the garden -such beautiful flowers! The gardens that have themed areas are always a treat, aren't they! You can see them all, or on a shorter outing just visit one area. Sweet!

Lowcarb team member said...

The Japanese gardens look wonderful.
If I lived nearer it would definitely be on my must visit list :)

All the best Jan

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This is a beautiful garden, Erika, and my problem is always taking too many photos like on our recent trip to Bedrock Gardens.

Iris Flavia said...

Love your butterfly!!! They´re sadly always so quick.
You make me visit the little Botanical garden from our TU here - such inspiration from yours, thank you - to a great summer-day!

Elkes Lebensglück said...

An interesting, great site about the butterfly wing!!!
That is wonderful from Fuller Rose Gardens photos, i love it!
Happy day, hugs-Elke

craftytrog said...

A fabulous page Erika, great idea! And thanks for sharing your beautiful photos too.
Alison xx

Jeanie said...

You know how we always learn things on blogs? Well, I learned a lot about butterfly composition today! Thanks for that and the pretty flowers, too!

Neet said...

How interesting, and how good to be able to look back on this page in the future. Thank you for all the information linked to your journal page butterfly - or half butterfly I should say. I had no idea the segments were separated by veins.
Lovely photos, that looks like a beautiful place to visit.
Hugs, Neet xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant page - the word 'lepidopterist' used to fascinate me when I was younger - just one of those words!!! Great photos of the gardens! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

The garden must have been a joy to visit, the photos looked beautiful. Your page is fabulous and a great take on Mia's AJJ theme, we take many things for granted and never stop to think how things are created.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx