Monarch Watch – August 27, 2009

Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.
–Bill Wilson


This is a Whiskey Transfer,  on an open 5″ x 7″ greeting card, then painted with watercolor.

The Monarchs are going to be migrating through Oklahoma in another month. (Our latitude is 35.287) We love when it happens, although the numbers have been fewer the last few years. On the peak days, we try to spend as much time on the lake as we can. It’s so beautiful when you’re floating around out there, surrounded by Monarchs! You can find your latitude on the internet, if you don’t know it. They may be visiting you any day!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. lesliepaints
    Aug 27, 2009 @ 09:23:13

    I really like how loose this is rendered. My neighbor told me about the monarchs 2 years ago and that they like milkweed. I leave the milkweed that grows on the north side of my house, now and they do land on it. My neighbors on the north side probably think I’m nuts, but anything that helps those monarchs get home.


    • Beth Parker
      Aug 27, 2009 @ 09:33:45

      Thank you, Leslie! They sell seeds on the website for butterfly gardens. They really do love milkweed. Funny, but most of the plants they like are tall and not so pretty, but they really do make a difference.


  3. lesliepaints
    Aug 27, 2009 @ 08:31:01

    This is beautiful, Beth. I just posted my attempt at a whiskey print. Thank -you for a great idea!


    • Beth Parker
      Aug 27, 2009 @ 08:39:11

      Thanks, Leslie! I just saw your painting! It’s wonderful! I never thought of transferring a print of a painting I did. Grat idea! I’ll have to try that.


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