"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
—Hans Christian Andersen
Former librarian Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes creates her artwork by photographing or illustrating separate elements of a peaceful scene from her imagination, then weaving them into a collage. The results are always uplifting…and a little magical! This serene image of a butterfly contemplating fulfillment while frolicking in a field of lavender is mounted on a 5"x5" block of salvaged wood covered with reclaimed paper from discarded dictionaries. Hang it (via the keyhole opening on the back) in your home or office as an uplifting reminder to let your spirit take flight!