TTBMJ June: Butterflies

Jun 1, 2014

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Posing at the Philadelphia Flower Show butterfly exhibit (March 2014). No sooner did I enter the room when a monarch landed on my flower printed sweater…and then a tiny winged beauty provided the perfect hair accessory!

 I’ll bet you didn’t know that June 7th is National Butterfly Awareness Day!

The main purpose of this day is to raise awareness of butterflies and their importance as pollinators and their place in nature. To accomplish the importance of this day, the first Saturday of June has been declared as National Butterfly Awareness Day by The Association for Butterflies.

The Association For Butterflies works for the wellbeing of butterflies through conservation, research, and promotion of butterfly gardening and butterfly farmers. This day is set aside for all people throughout the United States to celebrate butterflies through of a variety of activities, such as:

•    Plant a butterfly garden to help attract these beautiful insects.
•    Make people more aware of butterflies and their importance as pollinators through
     local newspapers, TV stations and other media to help promote National Butterfly
     Awareness Day.
•    Releasing butterflies is a sound ecological way to help increase the population
     during the warm months.
•    Discourage the use of pesticides.
•    Learn the study of a butterfly’s life cycle and the word “butterfly” in different
     languages.
•    Raise few butterflies in the classroom or at the end of the school year.

We love butterflies here at Kathy Davis Studios, especially because the butterfly has become a symbol for our Scatter Joy brand promise. I can’t think of a more beautiful messenger to help us share our philosophy!

Wishing you Joy!
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Association for Butterflies – click here.

TTBMJ June

one:
Product: Butterfly Prints

Embellish your décor with some uplifting butterfly art and sentiment from Kathy Davis. Choose from these two unique prints that are sold in both our Gallery and online store.

One Touch of Nature Print – click here.
When you Scatter Joy Print – click here.

two:

Butterfly Art: Anthropologie Window Displays

Anthropologie is known for their beautiful window displays that become a showcase for artful installations. To help raise environmental awareness, every April they focus on something specific for Earth Day. This year they paid tribute to the monarch butterfly, whose annual migration is at risk of disappearing. Since we are celebrating butterflies this month, we thought a look back at these wonderful installations was in order! Check out their awesome displays and watch a behind the scenes video of the window transformations.

three:

Joy with Family: The Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens
Now open until September 14th, explore the wonder of butterflies at the Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pennsylvania! Open daily from 9am–5pm, weather permitting, the Butterfly House features 350 to 400 butterflies that represent nearly 25 North American varieties. A great activity for the entire family to enjoy!

four:
Kids Art: Chromatography Butterfly Craft
Buggy and Buddy have a great tutorial for a science/art project that can be done with kids! Start off with their instructions on chromatography using coffee filters and markers. These colorful filters can then be used to create a butterfly craft!

five:
Film: Flight of the Butterflies in 3D

Experience the longest known insect migration on earth in 3D! Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist’s 40-year search to unravel the mystery—where do they go each fall? Visit the website for Flight of the Butterflies to check their listings for the closest showings.


six:
Fashion: Jean Paul Gaultier – Spring 2014 Collection

Butterflies are plentiful in Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2014 line! “Life is a butterfly! So all the collection is that!” he explained during a preview of his couture show. Check out the Vogue article for a look at his playful reinterpretations of the winged beauties.

seven:
Charity: Butterfly Effect

Tasha Wahl is a San Diego artist who hides handmade butterflies at random locations all around the world. Wahl then donates between $100 to $500 to the charity of the finder’s choice. The butterflies are theirs to keep, but the gifts they give to someone else are the molecules of change that will bring hope, rebirth, faith and love to the world. She started this project last year and so far she’s dropped 25 butterflies and donated $7,200 to 31 charities. Read an interview with Wahl here and check out her Facebook to follow her butterfly drops.

2 comments

  1. Alex says: June 16, 2014
  2. Kathy Davis Studios says: July 9, 2014