“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admits the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that too.”
“Happiness is like a butterfly. It comes and rests quietly on your shoulder when you least expect it.”
Last year, I was greedy. I made Taenggu become a mystical creature of everything I adore – butterfly, rabbit, unicorn and mermaid (refer to TAEYEON DAY 2019: THAT BEAUTIFUL MYSTICAL GIRL WHO LIVES IN MY MIND GARDEN). This year, I want to focus on only one single animal to portray Taenggu as. I asked myself, if I could only choose one thing to best represent Taenggu, what would it be? The answer is unquestionably, “a butterfly”.
In fact, Taenggu has associated herself with butterfly since debut, from her autograph to concert name and posters, so often that it already became like her very own spirit animal that no other SNSD members could identify themselves with.
Yes, she’s a butTAEfly no doubt! In fact, this butTAEfly concept is already evident in my recent christmas card and chinese new year ang bao that I made for her. It’s a new term that I have coined for her.
However, there’s still an itching feeling in my heart. Alright, I should also make Taenggu a rabbit too! Because she’s still that one and only irreplaceable bunny in my heart. *hugs my rainbow bunny Bobo*
This time, I want to try out yet another new technique that I haven’t tried before. It’s something similar to crystal painting but a simplified version. I am going to make use of rhinestone, pearl and crystal stud stickers to form my pretty Taetae’s butterfly wings!
So let’s get started!!
Now it’s time to spread your wings and fly, my butTAEfly! 💜
BONUS: The Making of “The Mystic Rose”
Since it’s my dearest Taenggu’s birthday, I figured out that I should put in extra more effort to make it even more special for her. How about making a DIY paper crepe rainbow rose in a glass jar, similar to what I did for YELLOW DAY / ROSE DAY 2019: THE ENCHANTED BELLE ROSE (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST INSPIRED)?
Let’s do it!
Hehe does it look like a magical flower which my butTAEfly would lay her legs on when she stops by for a rest? That’s why I decided to name it “The Mystic Rose” as I was reminded of a book of the same title that I chanced upon at a bookstore in Perth, Australia last year.
Hope this colourful rose in a glass jar that I made could possess the same qualities of a mystic rose as described in the book too – a destroyer of the false.
DEAR TAENGGU, MY DEAR BUTTAEFLY:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Hope you enjoy my artwork and DIY rose hehe.
Have fun fluttering around in my mind garden.
And I’ll never forget you are also still that cutest rabbit in the world to me.
Love you very much.
Stay healthy and HAPPY this year too! 😘
HANDMADE WITH LOVE,
Listen to: “Happy” by Taeyeon