Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WHO are you?

When I started doing research on Monarch butterflies,  I became fascinated by the Monarch caterpillars, with their striking yellow, black and white stripes to warn predators away, and the fact  that they tasted terrible, due to their diet of milkweed. 

But, I could find no myths about the caterpillars! So I resorted to the Alice in Wonderland fable that featured an arrogant pompous caterpillar. I changed him to a Monarch caterpillar, and it was all fun from there!

I have enjoyed seeing the Monarchs by the thousands, migrating in Florida, and I love watching them on the butterfly bush by the window in my sewing room. But  now, I will also watch for the brightly colored caterpillars.


Marilyn Wall said...

Marilyn how delightful. Myths are stories that have been passed down from generation to generation who says we can't start our own? I love the happiness I see in this piece and that is how I feel when I see butterflies. Great job.

Meena said...

I love his coat and his attitude!

ann said...

This looks like FUN! Very cleaver. It is always nice to bring a smile. This one does it for me.