The sky has been aflutter with beautiful monarch butterflies lately and I couldn't be more delighted. Butterflies have always been one of my most favourite things - happy little messengers reminding us of the delicate beauty in small things and beauty of transformation through life's changes.
As I've mentioned in the past, one of my own crafty talents is cutting out little paper butterflies. I've often had them fluttering up the walls and inside lampshades at home. For this reason, I was particularly enchanted by the work of local artist Kristi Malakoff, whose beautiful butterfly installation is a permanent fixture in one of my favourite boutiques, Love of Mine. Hundred and hundreds of colourful butterflies copied onto transparency material.
The installation below, entitled 'Swarm' had over 6,000 butterflies!
And here's a sneak peak into Love of Mine, in addition to the beautiful butterfly display, they also carry the most exquisite collection of carefully curated jewellery and small accessories. Always a favourite stop to pick up the perfect present (or better yet, a treat for myself).
Check out Kristi's other incredible installations on her site here, and if you're in Toronto, be sure to head down to Queen West and spend some time exploring the beautiful treasure at Love of Mine.
Hope you have a beautiful day!