Life sometimes hands one a challenge that looks a lot like imprisonment but turns out to be the cocoon from which a glorious butterfly emerges. This pen and marker drawing was inspired by just such an agonizing period. Hopefully, the liberated creature is a beautiful butterfly and not a wool-eating moth.


butterfly, fantasy, symbolism, rope, cocoon, transformation, liberation, curves, shapes, imprisonment, vivid color, joanne jackson


  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful and the epitome of liberation. I love it.

  • many thanks♥

    – Joanne Jackson

  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10over 4 years ago

    Awesome work Joanne!!!

  • thank you, AngelinaLucia ♥

    – Joanne Jackson

    BLYTHARTabout 4 years ago

    You have a unique style, infinite patience and this is absolutely beautiful work Joanne.

  • You’re back!! and thank you. Your encouragement means a lot to me.

    – Joanne Jackson

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerabout 4 years ago

    Definitely unique style. Love all the detail and color. Awesome work.

  • I really appreciate your comment!

    – Joanne Jackson

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 4 years ago

    I love the concept.
    We all go through metamorphosis in life.
    A true butterfly is rare.

  • We can but aspire to be that butterfly, but many of us are more naturally moths.

    – Joanne Jackson

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 4 years ago

    Very lovely work and creativity!

  • Thank you.

    – Joanne Jackson

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesabout 4 years ago


  • Your appreciation had made my day brighter, Mel!

    – Joanne Jackson

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work! Your colors are so rich and beautiful!

  • Thank you!

    – Joanne Jackson

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful piece!
    Please consider our Challenge with this one or with any other of your beautiful creations that you feel that fits in it…:)


    Elisabeta Hermann, host

    BLYTHPHOTOalmost 4 years ago

    I love this. I have my Blythphoto hat on today :) Thanks for the favouriting today – much appreciated.

  • Nice to see you back, still doing interesting things like Photoshop.

    – Joanne Jackson

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