Finding balance between my busy, doing side and reflective, being side has been a struggle. Remembering Butterflies is my reminder that I must take time to stop and consider the beauty in the creation surrounding me. I found the butterfly on the front of a truck in a parking lot. It appeared to be alive and fluttering on the bumper, but it was an illusion of the wind. I salvaged its body and kept it for months without knowing what to do with it. I just knew it was too beautiful to discard. Finally, I set aside time to "be" creative and to form this piece. I wanted to reconstruct the missing piece of the wing and make the butterfly whole again. The process was much like my search for wholeness and balance in my life. The piece is healing because in the process of creating I was caring for myself, relaxing, and enjoying the development of the piece. When I view the piece, I can look at it as a reminder to take time to care for myself and let go of life's stresses.