Nick Sweetman organized a Butterfly Project in an alley alongside a kids’ park.
It is part of the David Suzuki Butterfly Project
Wish you all had been with me. It was most wonderful and delightful.
These are 2 of the paintings.
Pics taken by Resa – 2019
45 thoughts on “A Helping Hand for Butterflies”
A wonderful project – thank you for the invite to share the butterfly community.
You’re welcome! It’s a great project. We’re getting a Monarch on one of our walls outside. We also have Milkweed growing for the Monarchs.
That is a wonderful thing you are doing. Good job.
Thank you! The butterflies are beautiful!!!
These are really wonderful. I really like the one with the rose.
That’s a Nick Sweetman piece. He is bar none my fave artist in the city. His images of nature…insects, sea creatures, land animals, flora & fauna are un-paralleled.
He did the animals on the over/under passes? They were wonderful.
I know. He said he would do a mural on my building!!!
That would be cool.
Yeah! He said he’s coming to measure it, soon! 🤞
Sweetman is a wonderful street artist. His subjects are just amazing! Great shots Resa.
Thanks Holly! Yeah, he’s the best when it comes to anything to do with nature! xo
This is so beautiful, I love butterflies 🦋
Butterflies are Free!
Long may it be!
Glorious. Wings like stained glass windows, and an exquisite rose. Spring popped up real early here in sth France and I saw my first butterfly weeks ago. They’ve gone a bit quiet again now as we’ve had a lot of rain. Their presence is always a joy. Thanks as always for sharing the pics XX
You’re right! They do look like stained glass wings. It sounds like spring where you are is ahead of Toronto. It is a lovely alley, and like I said, I wish everyone could see the art for real. However, I do my best taking pics. XX
Nice paintings for a good cause, I never thought I would hail the Monarchy…:)
Cute joke!!!! 😀 😀
Absolutely gorgeous. Your wall will be fantastic.
Really amazing work, I love the colors, the rose is a rose is a rose, and the hand, is like giving release. As always I love it all. 🙂
Yeah, it’s a good one. Daniel, often your prose is a rose. 😀
Now you have gone and made me blush. 🙂 Thank you Resa.
Brilliant ! That’s enough about you, dear Resa 🙂 I love the top one. It’s really beautiful. Love from myself and Natascha xoxoxo ❤
Lol! You are so sweet, Ralph! Sigh, sending love and hugs to you and Natascha!!!! xoxoxo ❤
Oh, they are gorgeous, Resa… Must be wonderful for the children visiting the ‘Kids’ Park’…
Oh yeah… And for you!!! 🙂
Yeah… for all of us! It sure brightens up the lane along the park, and maybe teaches something, too! xoxoxo 😀
Every time I see the graffiti you post here, Resa, my jaw drops. The talent!! I’m just covered in goosebumps!! These are absolutely phenomenal. You are documenting history! FYI …. I laughed out loud about what Ralph said. LOL YOU are brilliant … just as brilliant as these artists are. Amazing! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Thank you, Amy! Art in the streets and alleys is a wonderful thing. I’m so happy you enjoy it. The artists are amazing. 🎨💙🎨
The art with butterfly and hand is perfect and the colors truly stand out. Beautiful.
I believe pieces of art like these help raise awareness about nature. 😀
Absolutely. Especially, where the talk of nature is headed and what dangers risk our very planet.
Amazing!! More awareness for Bees and Butterflies should happen..
I was so proud of my own Eight yr old granddaughter, who a few years ago was afraid of bees, until I taught her not to be..
She stood in the playground and school defending a bee on the grass as pupils threw sticks at it… She remembered what I had told her about Bees producing our food by pollination, and that with out bees we would have no fruits or berries etc..
Some listened and then joined her in protecting it…
She is very insightful and said.. ‘Grandma, guess what? I am sure I heard the Bee say thank you’ as it later flew away after getting its second wind..
I thought I would share that gem.. and know you would enjoy it.. ❤
I love the tale!!! It truly is a gem. Thank you, Sue!
The hand releasing the butterfly. Amazing. Wish I was there to view it with you.
You would love the entire alley! At least there’s a kids’ park on the other side, so the kids get the benefit!
I love these Swallowtails!
More to come!