Repetition- butterfly box and bee keeping with a difference.

The last few days I have stepped away from painting, I hadn’t felt on top form, but still wanted to do something creative. I started creating another butterfly box, similar to the one I created for my brother last year. This one is much smaller, you would think this would be easier, but how wrong, it was fiddly placing easy butterfly, but I did it, hopefully all stay put in place? I popped in a gold one as a bit of interest, and called it ‘ odd one out’.


‘Odd one out’ butterfly box 25x25cm ( it was hard to take a straight photo, while avoiding flare on the glass)

This got me thinking, there are so many of these butterfly boxes on the market, what else could I do? I had the gold leaf out on my desk, which made me think of items related to gold…..HONEY, liquid gold! I love bees, the perfect alternative to the butterfly box. To work I went, busy, busy, many bees are needed to make honey. I also added a gold bee, and called this one ‘ making gold’ .


‘Making gold’ bee box 25cmx25cm


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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16 Responses to Repetition- butterfly box and bee keeping with a difference.

  1. I was wondering where you were. I understand the need to step away, oh boy, don’t I! These boxes are very interesting and I can see how they can be almost meditative making them. Where on earth did you get the idea? I can you coming up with all kinds of ideas from making these and going on to other motifs.

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    • Thank you Margaret, my mind is always on a buzz, I have a pad of paper by my bed to jot ideas down, I guess the idea for this, well the inspiration is not singularly mine, they are all over the shops, it started with heart box frames many years ago, but anything can be done, I have created, horse ones, dog ones, hare ones, and little houses in one, they do look great on a wall, simple to make really. I guess I am always thinking of things that patients in the hospice may like to make, pottery is hugely popular, but you never know what things people would like to make as gifts πŸ˜€


  2. You are incredibly creative!

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  3. Jacob says:

    Yay for bees, how we love them! What a fascinating little hive you have there – likewise the butterflies, appearing simple but so engaging. Great stuff – hope you’re feeling back on form now after these!

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  4. I love this!! What a fun piece. And the bees are such a clever twist. Much more unique that way! Fabulous! 😍

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  5. Super creative and wonderful innovation with the bee box. I’d love to see more! Maybe dragonflies too? πŸ™‚

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  6. Deb Breton says:

    Odd One Out, love the simplicity of this one. I mean, I KNOW a lot of work went into MAKING this, but the design is so minimalistic. This isn’t sounding right, let’s just say, WOW, you know what I mean? Wow ❀

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