Butterfly Watercolour by Charu of a Monarch Butterfly by Nature Photographer Virginia Wright

Watercolour by Charu Jain of Virginia Wright’s Monarch Butterfly on Joe-Pye Weed Photograph.

A week or so ago, I posted a Monarch butterfly photograph that I took in my bee and butterfly garden. Many of you know that one of my favorite things to do besides writing is photographing nature and foodstuff.  Well, on Facebook,  I posted this beautiful Monarch butterfly feasting on Joe-Pye Weed (below), and Charu Jain of Watercolour by Charu,  from Bangalore, India, messaged me that she would like to paint my photograph. I told her I didn’t mind, but if she used it anywhere, that I would like to be given credit for my photograph. :-) Charu agreed, and quickly got to work and created a beautiful watercolor of my butterfly. We both captured a moment in time from that one photograph. As my photograph inspired Charu to do her watercolor, my photographs inspire me in my illustrations, too. As a matter of fact, I illustrated two butterfly coloring books (go figure). Practice Your Way to Perfect: Butterflies Coloring Book and Practice Your Way to Perfect: Butterflies Coloring Book 2. I’ve always loved watching butterflies flitting here and there with their beautiful colors, it seemed fitting for me to illustrate a coloring book with butterflies. :-) You can find more of my nature photography on Instagram.  Charu is the illustrator of Ten Zany Birds by Sherry Ellis. You can learn more about Charu here. It touched my heart to have such a talented artist want to paint “my” photography. Beautiful job Charu! Thank you for wanting to paint my butterfly. Xo

-Virginia Wright

Monarch Butterfly on Joe-Pye Weed, Copyright 2017 Virginia Wright

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NEW RELEASE! Practice Your Way to Perfect: Butterflies Coloring Book by Virginia Wright

***NEW! RELEASE*** BUTTERFLIES COLORING BOOK – Child, teen or adult this book is for everyone! 

 As a mother, grandmother, and a preschool teacher, I know only too well how difficult and frustrating it is for colorists to stay inside of the lines.

Child, teen or adult this book is for everyone! With five designs and five pages of each, you can color page one of the design, if you go outside of the lines, or decide on a different color than what used; you have four more additional pages of the same design to color. You can keep coloring until you practice your way to perfect.

Includes blank Draw Your Own Art pages to practice drawing your art; Practice Your Way to Perfect: Butterflies Coloring Book will bring relaxing moments and joy to all those who turn the pages of this book. Coloring is a great way for adults to relax and de-stress while having fun!

*           Coloring – is an excellent way tode-stress yourself!
*           8 x10 single-sided non-perforated pages
*           Draw your own pages
*           Butterfly and flower designs suitable for framing

“Color Away Stress through Creativity!”


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