Straight from the sketchbook – 2

I don’t know what it is about butterlies that makes them so beautiful – their bright myriad hues, the way they move so gracefully from flower to flower and sit daintily on a petal or their delicateness.

But above all this, the most beautiful aspect of a butterfly is its metamorphosis. The evolution of a butterfly is just so beautiful – a metaphor for so many events in life. So many stories have been weaved around this and they are always a pleasure to listen to.

Β butterfly

I see so many butterflies near my workplace and around home. Such an inspiration. I think this lovely creature will steal a lot of attention on my Moleskine.

Oh, and did you know butterflies were called flutter-bys? Makes more sense that way. Some spoonerism, that. There is another word for the process by which words undergo change over a period of time. I just cannot seem to get it off the tip of my tongue.Β Please help? πŸ™‚


  1. Destination Infinity · March 18, 2013

    The butterfly sketch is nice. When we were living in flats, there was a lot of greenery and I was able to see a lot of butterflies, back then. I still remember seeing a lot of little yellow butterflies. Rarely, we used to catch them with our shuttle bat. These days, I don’t see any! What’s this Moleskine, BTW?

    Destination Infinity

  2. Smita · March 18, 2013

    This looks lovely!! and no I didn’t know about flutter-bys!!! πŸ˜€

  3. My Era · March 18, 2013

    Very pretty πŸ™‚
    You capture beauty around you at so many levels & reproduce it in multitude of colors in your words, crafts & sketches πŸ˜€

    • kismitoffeebar · March 19, 2013

      That is very very generous of you. Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. anisnest · March 18, 2013

    the butterfly sketch is pretty..

  5. greenboochi · March 19, 2013

    So pretty Kismi, lovely choice of colors πŸ™‚ You wouldnt believe, but I had been thinking of doing a butterfly sketch for a few days now πŸ™‚

    • kismitoffeebar · March 19, 2013

      Thanks so much GB dearie! C’mon do it now and show us πŸ™‚

  6. Filter Kaapi · March 19, 2013

    Lovely with all the minute detailing!
    I like the soundl of Flutter-bys than the evolved version πŸ˜€

    • kismitoffeebar · March 19, 2013

      Thank you Filter Kaapi! πŸ™‚ Yes, it does sound cooler and more meaningful πŸ˜›

  7. KP · March 19, 2013

    The sketch looks so real.Why don’t you try one transparent butterfly?

    • kismitoffeebar · March 19, 2013

      As in without colours? Actually, I did a black and white one and later filled it with red. Thanks KP πŸ™‚ I will try one!

  8. The Girl Next Door · March 19, 2013

    That sketch is lovely!

    Flutter-by does sound better and more apt than butterfly. πŸ™‚

    Is ‘metamorphosis’ the word you are looking for? Or ‘evolution’?

  9. kismitoffeebar · March 19, 2013

    Thanks so much TGND ! πŸ™‚ The word is metathesis – a linguistic terminology. I just woke up to it today πŸ˜› Basically means metamorphosis and evolution but just technical jargon πŸ˜›

  10. Jas · March 19, 2013

    I like flutter bys more… and it is so so lovely sketch πŸ™‚

  11. Yash the PolymathGeek · March 20, 2013

    Awesome Flutter-by sketch Kismitoffeebar. And if you are into sketching, check this out:

    • kismitoffeebar · March 20, 2013

      Thank you Yash! I was thinking of you guys today! πŸ™‚

      Totally checking it out now!

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