Concept: A single egg laid on a pesticide-free milkweed leaf can help save the Monarchs.
The Plan: Depict a milkweed leaf with a single Monarch egg. Use the colors of the caterpillar to represent the Monarch. I started looking closely at the plants in our yard, then searched the internet for close-up photos of the milkweed leaf. Then I did a rustic sketch of my idea and did a color version on my Asus tablet.
The Making: I wanted to use hand dyed fabric for the main body of the leaf as I didn't want a totally solid piece of green. I was glad that I had kept some samples and actually labeled them from the last time I did some dyeing.
I did a few sample pieces of painting in yellow veins but opted to keep it simple and clean, choosing the 'less is more' idea.
The Monarch: created with Artistic License.....
Thank you Judy for "Artistic License". I was very inspired!