When I went looking for mirror pieces at Michaels Art Supply Store I found a bag of jewels. With special glue I put them all over the cement board butterfly wings.
Then I dribbled Stucco mud over the bling. This was a very satisfying step as it is symbolic for me just like anything is. The fakey fancy bling was brought down to earth. I like that.
Have I mentioned my mother just loves BLING....? I smoothed it all around and loved the properties of Stucco which make you work fast and not fuss with details. Have I mentioned that my mother loves details? I covered it all up and buried the butterfly wing.
After a short while I wipe the mud off the bling parts. They really sparkle after their ordeal and in contrast to the mud.
Thank you to my muses for letting me play with bling and mud. It is very satisfying on so many levels. During my daily 5pm call to my 94 year old mother I mentioned I was making more butterflies....
"Oh," she said. Maybe that means she thinks I have made enough already. Maybe she thinks there are better things to do with a person's time. Maybe she just doesn't get what I do.
"Sell them," she said.