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Thread: MAGNIFICENT MONARCHS (The Monarch Butterfly), Due July 5, 2019

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    Here is the promised picture of my vintage silhouette on glass (1930s) with the milkweed background.
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    The glare is a reflection. This is unusually large, 9 x 12, they are usually 4 inches square, or maybe 5 x 7. The fairy is hard to find as well, usually they are old-fashioned romantic couples in fancy dress.
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    And I guess I may as well stop lurking and sign up! I am considering doing my portrayals of the Monarch in torn tissue paper (since I do have some orange tissue!)
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    Welcome CiCiCreates.
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    Portrayals of Monarchs in torn tissue paper sounds gorgeous.
    I am anxious to see how you create them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiCiCreates View Post
    Here is the promised picture of my vintage silhouette on glass (1930s) with the milkweed background.

    Thanks for posting your vintage silhouette with the milkweed background.
    I have never seen one of these, and it is very cool.
    Now that I know what I am looking for, I started doing some research.
    It is most interesting.
    Thanks again.

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    Of course I will agree that it is interesting! Two small companies, Fisher and Flowercraft, started business around the same time in the early 1930s, one centered in central California and the other in Washington. They employed a handful of special artists, artist assistants, and field sales reps. All the employees would go together to gather the milkweed to create their products. They also gathered field grasses and tiny wildflowers to place in the backgrounds along with the milkweed fluff. These little flowers were called “pearly everlastings”. When I read this, I thought that sounded like such a fun job! Ok, enough, back to the butterflies!
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    I'm lurking! Maybe this will be the swap that draws me out of my long...long...break from ATCs. LOL... My yard is a registered Monarch Waystation (ie, it's full of native plants and milkweed). It's so exciting when we see the caterpillars utilizing our beautiful weeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal_sheep View Post
    I'm lurking! Maybe this will be the swap that draws me out of my long...long...break from ATCs. LOL... My yard is a registered Monarch Waystation (ie, it's full of native plants and milkweed). It's so exciting when we see the caterpillars utilizing our beautiful weeds
    Lurkers welcome, but please join us.
    And whether you join or not, KUDOS on being registered as a Monarch Waystation.
    You are helping our Monarchs~~~
    Soooo cool!!!
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    I've painted a set between hikes and shopping at Lake Tahoe, so sign me up! Will post photos later to make sure they're acceptable (I'm not sure if I've got "depth" down).
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

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    Welcome Ancient Planter.
    I signed you up.
    You seem to have "depth" in your other ATCs, I am certain these will be beautiful.

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    AWESOME cards received from ksj1717.
    Thanks for being so F-A-S-T
    Thanks also for including a hostie card.

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    I just posted my Monarchs in the For Swaps gallery; let me know what you think!
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

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    Those are beautiful, Ancient Planter!

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    Beautiful set!!
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    Please sign me up

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    I am in. Have one card done already!!!

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    Welcome Karr311 and pouringdiva.
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    Mine went out in today's mail.
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

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    Thanks!
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