We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Anisoptera in June ...

Dragonflies (order Odonata) are divided into two distinct sub-orders, the Zygoptera or Damselflies, and the Anisoptera or Dragonflies.

The current Craft Barn calendar challenge words are lavender and dragonfly.

I lightly brayered Fresco paint over the 10 x 8 card, and, using the same paint colours, did a little random circle stamping.

Then die-cut and embossed a couple of dragonflies from a piece of card I had pre-sprayed, followed by some gilding wax.

Dragonflies are such beautiful, ethereal creatures, I wrote a Haiku (Japanese poem).

Dragonfly wings beat
Providing summer's soft wind
with a helping hand

Happiness is the sun on my face.


  1. I had no idea and now I am wondering if my calendar page has dragonflies or damselflies on! Love the highlighted embossing on your dragonflies.

    1. You chose well. Dragonflies keep their wings out, Damselflies fold them back!!

  2. Lovely dragonflies and great lavender background too!

  3. A really beautiful, delicate background x

  4. A lovely background and beautiful dragonflies, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. A pretty pair of dragonflies. I like the embossing on the wings.

  6. Beautiful textured dragonflies.

  7. What gorgeous embossing! And I love how you completed your background with the same colour stamping. Lovely :D

  8. Great page, love your dragonflies! xx