feathery party decor by Fig and Fauna
Somewhere between the ethereal realm of faeries and the earthy domain of bugs, butterflies really are paradoxical, magical things. Marvels of nature – gossamer, ephemeral, fleeting, flitting.
Children delight in them; attempt to ensnare them in their nets. Grownups too, long to harness their essence in design. But overt illustrations may feel too precious or cliche. Too literal for this most metaphorical of beasts.
Perhaps then, through objects equally suggestive of delicacy and grace, can one finally capture the butterfly’s flight.