Questionmark Butterfly

When I was working on this butterfly, I just thought it would be a fun painting to share with all of you. The question mark is hidden on the underside of the hind wing, but you can identify this butterfly from the lovely lavender line along the hind wings, and the angularity of the outside edges of the wings.

However this morning my heart is heavy with questions and sorrow. ANOTHER white cop has shot ANOTHER black man in Kenosha WI and there was rioting last night. I have paintings in a sweet little gallery there. It is a co-op. We love out little gallery, and our artist community. It tears my heart to think of it with boarded up windows, and to think of the deep new would in that town that is trying so hard to thrive.

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4 thoughts on “Questions

  1. I love the lavender contour on the wing ~ very pretty. Will have to keep my eyes open and see if I can spot one some day.

    My heart aches for you and the people of Kenosha, Melissa. The question does keep begging – why does this keep happening? Racism is a festering wound we just can’t seem to heal. I was watching a report about the shooting on PBS News Hour last night. It’s so discouraging. I wish we could find answers. Education and awareness, but in the meantime…

  2. Thank you, Barbara. I hope you do see one!

    You’re right, in the meantime things are pretty grim. How to change hearts….

  3. The cheerfulness and carefree spirit of your painting are in direct contrast to what’s going on in Kenosha and so many other places. I’m afraid it’s still going to be a long road ahead but there seem to be some glimmer of recognition in the white community that the work that needs to be done is on our shoulders, and is not easy.

    1. The Orange one is in Kenosha as I type this. humph.
      You’re right. Sometimes I wonder if we’ll ever get there but I have to believe we will.

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