Today is my dad’s funeral. He passed away on May 22, 2011 at 1:37 AM and I was not allowed to be there, which has been very hard on me. So I have been working through the grieving process by creating. I started with a drawing of my dad, which is not perfect yet, definitely still a work in progress but I can see him in it.
When my sister and I were young, we were told by our grandpa that people come back as butterflies. So butterflies have always held a special place in our hearts. This is why I created my sister and I matching butterfly cuffs. Each cuff has a hand-painted recycled monarch butterfly and a gold butterfly. The monarch represents our dad and the gold butterfly represents our grandpa.