I had picked out a typeface that I liked, played around with the location of "Kayde" and "Lynn" and decided I wanted a little something more.
I grabbed the pen tool and started drawing. Well...I tried to draw. First I drew the top wing, which is also the body of the butterfly. Then I haphazardly drew another shape and it created the second wing and head of my butterfly. While I didn't know what I wanted to draw, I ended up drawing something that means a lot to me and my photography.
So why do butterflies mean so much to me? One of my favorite photos was taken of a butterfly. I was taking a hike in Ledgeview Nature Center with my point-and-shoot camera when I saw a beautiful Monarach butterfly.
I stopped, laid down in the gravel path and lay as still as possible so I could take a photo of the butterfly landing on the milkweed plants. Thankfully no one walked by to witness it!
While the composition is not perfect, my photo of a butterfly taught me a lot. It taught me to be patient and it would pay off, it taught me that I can take beautiful photos and most of all, it taught me to be confident in my skills.
View more of my photos online at kaydelynnphotography.com or flickr.com/photos/kaydelynn/.