From Caterpillar to Butterfly

The inspirational symbolism of butterflies plays an important role in my creative process and, therefore, in JennJill Designs. The powerful symbolism of the transformation from caterpillar to elegant flight has always fascinated me. Cincinnati’s Krohn Conservatory has a butterfly show each year, and I always volunteer simply for the chance to be around these marvelous creatures. The awe and wonder on the children’s faces as they walk through the show is not to be missed! The logo for JennJill Designs, that of two hands connected by a butterfly, was designed based on a photo (below) my husband took at the 2008 Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show, as I passed a butterfly that was resting on my hand to the hand of a young girl who was there to see the show.

JennJill Designs

The photo that inspired my shop banner & logo

The JennJill Designs Shop Banner

Part of the JennJill Designs Shop Banner, designed by Alicia Araya
Click here to visit Alicia’s blog.

Quote of the Day:

“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” – Lao Tzu

Roots and Wings Wall Plaque

Roots & Wings Wall Plaque

Butterfly Brooch

Butterfly Brooch

Photos from the Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show:


About JennJill Designs

JennJill Designs provides the handcrafted goods of Jennifer Jill Araya. Visit to learn more.
This entry was posted in Personal Thoughts, Quote of the Day and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to From Caterpillar to Butterfly

  1. haydemon says:

    Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. ~Author Unknown

  2. What a perfect quote! Thanks for sharing, Monica. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s