moments of innocence by © Karin  Taylor

Fly High Butterfly
poem by Karin Taylor

_fly high little butterfly
fly wide and far away

fly high little butterfly
to light up someone’s day

fly higher than blue mountaines
fly further than we see
fly wider than the vast expanse
of earth and sky and sea

fly to where the air will softly
guide you on your way

fly to where our ancestors
were buried in the ground

touch your wings upon the nose
of every little child

let them know how beautiful
is everything that’s wild_

Here is a video to show you my process, I’ve sped it up so it won’t take up too much of your time, (0.41 secs)just a nice little quick one…I hope you enjoy seeing how it came together:

Some people like to know the length of time it takes, this one took about 4.5 hours, with some additional time to create the video. That doesn’t include the couple of hours it took to draw it in pencil. So all up, it would have taken around 7 hours in total :)

I created this using Procreate on the iPad, the painting part takes about 4.5 hours…after I had drawn it with pencil in my Sketch pad, I photographed it and painted in with a stylus (digital pen/paintbrush) ..I was a bit stuck on a name, so my excellent photographer friend Steven Powell came up with this, it seemed just right :) Thank you very much Steven! :)

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  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 2 years ago

    Oh Karin, your work is delightful and it was wonderful to see how it came together. Enchanting!! xx

  • …thank you so very much Jane, I’m so happy it’s a ‘feel good’ moment hehe…wonderful xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 2 years ago

    Karin you are so creative and I admire your work very much. This is simply beautiful!
    Love Colleen2012

  • thank you so much Colleen, that’s a lovely thing to say :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    This is so sweet!

  • thank you so much Frannie :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Audra Lemke
    Audra Lemkeover 2 years ago

    A joy to look at, and I loved the video!

  • Thank you very much Audra :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Nicola Smith
    Nicola Smithover 2 years ago

    Oh this is so adorable. In fact it takes me to when I was a little girl, I used to have a bed cover with Holly Hobbie on it, always used to make me feel happy and safe, this reminds me of that. Talented lady you are! :)

  • Thank you so much, that’s such a lovely compliment, I loved Holly Hobbie too! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 2 years ago

    adorable as usual

  • Thank you very much Louise :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 2 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Sas!!! Love this!! :))) xox

  • Thank you so much Stretch! So happy you love it! ;)) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 2 years ago

    Cannot stop smiling at this lovely image !

  • Thank you so much, that’s a great compliment indeed :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    Karin, I absolutely love the way you mixed media in this… the realness of the clouds and sky make me feel as though the characters have come to life!
    I also like your tonal balance… as with all your work, the colors blend so wonderfully together. And your style is as endearing as it is unique to you.
    RB would feel lifeless without your presence.
    Lovely work!

  • aaaw, Billy, I am going to be honest and say that I have been lost for words and unable to reply til now, your beautiful comment choked me up and silenced me for quite some time (in a wonderful way) it feels so nice to know that we’re appreciated and thought of in such a way….you made my day, no my week…no, my year!! Thank you my friend :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 2 years ago

    This is so beautiful!!!!

  • Thank you so much Ellen!! ;)

    – © Karin Taylor

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